Germany Beat Serbia To Win First-ever FIBA Basketball World Cup; Canada Defeat USA To Earn Bronze

Germany won their first-ever FIBA Basketball World Cup title, beating an undermanned Serbia, 83-77 in a challenging contest of the two European powerhouses on Sunday in Manila, the Capital of the Philippines.

Germany leaned on a 22-10 surge in the third quarter, orchestrated by brothers Franz and Moritz Wagner, to build a cushion and win the World Cup’s first all-European final since 2006.

The tournament most valuable player Dennis Schroder carried Germany with a game-high 28 points, way above his average of 17.9 points per game, and added two rebounds and two assists.

Germany remained undefeated throughout the entire tournament.

On their way to the title, they defeated teams like Australia, Slovenia, and Team USA.

The new champions, becomes the first team to win a FIBA World Cup crown in their final debut since Spain in 2006.

Serbia absorbed another heartbreak after losing to the United States 129-92 in the 2014 final in Madrid, Spain, through they finished better than their quarterfinal exit in 2019.

Earlier, Canada bagged their first World Cup podium finish at the expense of the United States, triumphing, 127-118 in overtime in a riveting, record-setting bronze-medal game.

Despite the defeat, the United States finished better than their seventh spot in 2019, their worst-ever major international tournament result. The U.S. have won the tournament a record five times.

Meanwhile, Qatar will host the 2027 FIBA World Cup.

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