FIBA World Cup Group I Preview, Prediction & How to Watch

31 Aug 2023

  • → Serbia look for revenge against Italy after Eurobasket elimination
  • → Puerto Rico enter as outsiders
  • → KAT’s Dominican Republic look to build on unbeaten streak for historical quarter finals qualification

Group I Predicted Final Standings


  1. → Serbia
  2. → Dominican Republic
  3. → Italy
  4. → Puerto Rico

Who will come on top of Group I at the FIBA World Cup?

Serbia eased past Group B at ease, getting rid of China, Puerto Rico, and South Sudan without breaking a sweat. Their execution and concentration have looked flawless, and they’re not looking to stop.They start Group I with a game against Italy, a tough cookie for The Eagles in the recent past, and finish off against Group A winners Dominican Republic, led by NBA star Karl-Anthony towns.

Read our Serbia vs Italy preview here.

“Serbia vs Italy at the FIBA World Cup 2023

The Second Round will represent a different type of challenge for Serbia, but their core of Nikola Jovic and Bogdan Bogdanovic has shown promise in offense and defense. That’s why we’ll pick Serbia to do their job and come on top of group I.

Who will come second and qualify for the Quarter Finals?

If Italy lose to Serbia, Dominican Republic will be in a prime position to qualify for a historical quarter final in the 2023 FIBA World Cup. If Italy fail to beat Serbia by more than 6 points, the Caribbeans might still qualify even if they lose both games in Group I. That’s why we pick KAT & co to finish second and earn the chance to potentially play Team USA in the Quarter Finals, where they’ll try their best to avoid being Team USA’s sacrificial lamb.

Read our Puerto Rico vs Dominican Republic Preview.

Group I – How To Watch.

A well-balanced Group I will start on Friday at 9:00 GMT+1, when the Serbian Eagles will face off Pozzecco’s Italy at the Araeta Coliseum in Manila, Philippines. You can catch all the games on Courtside 1891, live and on demand. Please find the FIBA World Cup Group I live streams below:

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