All you need to know about the 2014 Spanish Basketball World Cup in Barcelona

The competition

4 years after United States victory and 8 years after the first gold medal for Spain, Basketball World Cup are back… in Spain.
Spain hosted the FIBA Basketball World Cup from Saturday 30 August to Sunday 14 September in many of the most important Spanish cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Granada etc. For Spanish team it’s a perfect moment to win another gold medal in front of his fans.

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Team USA remains a favourite to defend their title at the FIBA World Cup, but hosts Spain remain a viable threat to unseat the Americans. In 2014 in Spain, Team USA’s talent advantage is dwindling by the day after a wave of injuries.
But the depth of the Americans’ talent pool is such that even with such an elite group of talent being lost, the US remains a potent force and a legitimate bet to retain its title in the quadrennial meet of the world’s best basketball teams, which for the first time this year will be called the FIBA World Cup in an obvious takeoff from FIFA’s World Cup in football.

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It would be a chance for the Spanish team to win in front of his fans. Above all the Spanish has the experience and has some of the best players in the world like Brothers Gasol, Rubio or Navarro.

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This titanic struggle can emerge surprises for others good teams. So we have to have a look to France the former Europeans champions y Brazil. These teams can do great performances.

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Where in Barcelona

Much of the final phases will take place in Barcelona, an international capital of sport. Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city, open to the sea, with a great background on sports. The Catalan capital has played host to the world’s most important events since 1992 Olympic Games, and it’s a reference point for tourism, thanks to its physical features and its capacity for welcoming people. Barcelona is one of the most attractive cities in the world.

The final phases where played at Palau Sant Jordi on Monjuic Olympic Area. A perfect place to play sports and enjoy one of the best views of Barcelona.

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Palau Sant Jordi

Address : Passeig Olímpic, 5-7, 08038 Barcelona
Capacity : 15,700 spectators
Parking : 5000 spaces

 

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