FIBA World Cup Team Profile: Brazil

Get ready for the FIBA Basketball World Cup with a team-by-team breakdown of the 32 countries in the competition.

Two-time World Champion (1959 and ’63) and four-time FIBA AmeriCup winners Brazil enter this year’s tournament at 13th overall in the FIBA World Rankings. Despite having a rocky journey to the international stage, Brazil wound up in Group G with Spain, Iran and Cote D’Ivoire. Former Laker guard Marcelinho Huertas and Yago Mateus both played for Brazil in the 2019 World Cup, and star among the 25 players on the preliminary squad, which also included two other players with NBA experience in Raul Neto and Bruno Caboclo. The South Americans hope to have their first top-eight showing since 2014 and finish on the podium for a seventh time in history.

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Coach: Gustavo De Conti

What To Watch

If Brazil advances, a very difficult Second Round could potentially follow with games against teams that progress from Group H, which includes Canada, France, Latvia and Lebanon.

Group Play Schedule

  • Aug. 26: Brazil vs. Iran (5:45 a.m. ET)
  • Aug. 28: Brazil vs. Spain (9:30 a.m. ET)
  • Aug. 30: Brazil vs. Côte D’Ivoire (5:45 a.m. ET)

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