2023 FIBA World Cup Group L Preview, Prediction & How to Watch

31 Aug 2023

  • Canada and Spain real test for who can challenge Team USA
  • Group L looking like a two-horse race
  • Latvia want to keep surprise at the 2023 FIBA World Cup

Group L Predicted Final Standings

  1. Canada
  2. Spain
  3. Latvia
  4. Brazil


Spain and Canada to face again for top spot in Group L

Canada showed glimpses of what’s to come when they Shai Gilgeous-Alexander propelled the Road Warriors to a tense overtime win against the reigning world champions.

La Gran Familia are looking to return the favor in a meeting with much more at stake than the simple morale boost provided by an exhibition match.

Canada therefore look favorites to have the edge on Group L after they dominated the First Round, taking all three games by an average of 34 points.


They will have to dethrone the current world champions, a proud rival who has been in in and out situations before, and will ensure they’ll give the Canadians a real test of skill as well as character.

Not much hope for Brazil and Latvia

Brazil and Latvia are clearly outsiders in this group, despite being high-quality basketball nations and having provided solid wins – especially the Latvian upset against France – the opposition is now a step too far for both. Luca Banchi’s men will surely try to outgun Spain with their Run’n gun system as we outlined in our Spain vs Latvia Preview, but the talent at their opponents’ disposal in Canada and Spain will prove too much for Brazil and Latvia to overcome.

Group L – How To Watch.


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