Italy vs Puerto Rico FIBA World Cup Game Preview, Predictions & Live Stream

01 Sep 2023

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- Tip-off at 8.00 GMT on Sunday September 3rd   
- Second Round Group I FIBA World Cup game from Manila, Philippines 
- Everyone in Group I have a 3-1 record meaning it all comes down to the final Second Round games 
- A Simone Fontecchio masterclass over Serbia will give the Azzurri and their fans plenty of confidence  
- Puerto Rico are also riding high after a huge win over Caribbean rivals, the Dominican Republic  

The FIBA World Cup Second Round comes down to the final matchups in Group I 

Second Round Group I of the FIBA World Cup continues with Italy coming in on a high, after pulling off a thrilling upset over Serbia to kick off their Second Round, with a 78-76 win. In that one, it was all about the Simone Fontecchio show. He scored 30 points, on 11-of-15 shooting, while adding 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 block. A complete game and one of his best ever for the Azzurri came at the right time. The questions now are, what will their encore be versus Puerto Rico and can Italy secure their place in the Quarter Finals? 


Puerto Rico took down the Dominican Republic 102-97 in their kickoff Second Round game turning Group I into a 4-way tie with every team sporting a 3-1 record. This is drama only the FIBA World Cup can provide. Puerto Rico will like their chances against Italy especially with the way Tremont Waters is playing. His 37 points, 11 assists, 3 rebounds and 4 steals versus the Dominican Republic showcased on the global stage just how talented he truly is. Similar to Italy, Puerto Rico face the same two questions going into this one with a place in the Quarter Finals on the line.  

Italy vs Puerto Rico – FIBA World Cup Live Stream 

This FIBA World Cup Second Round Group I matchup from Manila will be available to stream live* worldwide on Courtside 1891 on Sunday September 3rd from 8.00 GMT. 

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