Lithuania announces 10 preparation games ahead of FIBA World Cup

2023-05-25 07:04

Lithuania will play two games vs. France on August 9 and 11.

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As the FIBA World Cup 2023 approaches, the Lithuanian national team has unveiled its preparation game schedule.

With a series of ten friendly matches lined up, Lithuania aims to fine-tune its skills and strategies before the highly anticipated tournament.

Notably, all of Lithuania's opponents, except Ukraine, are participants in the upcoming FIBA World Cup.

Friendly game schedule:

  • July 22 (Alytus, Lithuania): Lithuania vs. Jordan
  • July 24 (TBD): Lithuania vs. Jordan
  • July 29 (Panevezys, Lithuania): Lithuania vs. Ukraine
  • August 1 (Kaunas, Lithuania): Lithuania vs. Georgia
  • August 4 (Tampere, Finland): Finland vs. Lithuania
  • August 9 (Orleans, France): France vs. Lithuania
  • August 11 (Vilnius, Lithuania): Lithuania vs. France
  • August 14 (Klaipeda, Lithuania): Lithuania vs. Finland
  • August 19 (Taipei, Taiwan): Lithuania vs. Puerto Rico
  • August 22 (Taipei, Taiwan): Lithuania vs. Latvia

As BasketNews wrote before, Lithuania NT head coach Kazys Maksvytis will be without several important players in the FIBA World Cup 2023.

Marius GrigonisRokas Giedraitis, Lukas Lekavicius, and Edgaras Ulanovas will not wear a Lithuania jersey this summer.

The national team staff is closely monitoring Domantas Sabonis' situation as well. The center, who finished the season with the Sacramento Kings, will soon find out whether his injured hand requires surgery.

In the upcoming FIBA World Cup, Lithuania will play in Group D and face Egypt, Montenegro, and Mexico.

In the second stage, in which the two strongest teams in each group will advance to the quarterfinals, Lithuania may potentially face the United States and Greece.


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