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Germany v Japan live stream: Watch FIBA Basketball World Cup online

By Mohamed Moallim

Published: 13:24, 24 August 2023

Germany and Japan meet in their opening match of the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup on Friday at 1:10pm (UK time). 

How to live stream Germany vs Japan online:

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“We’re playing for a medal at the World Cup,” said Germany coach Gordie Herbert. He’s optimistic his side can reach the podium at the World Cup for the first time since 2002 when Dirk Nowitzki led the country to third place in Indianapolis. However, it will not be easy, as they’ve been drawn Group E with a Lauri Markkanen-led Finland, Australia, who lost to eventual champions Spain in double overtime at the World Cup four years ago in the Semi-Finals, and co-hosts Japan. What’s in Germany’s favour is team chemistry, nine of the players who reached the FIBA EuroBasket 2022 podium will be here, and they’ll be spearheaded by captain Dennis Schroder, the fifth-leading scorer at EuroBasket 2022 at 22.1 points per game.

Japan coach Tom Hovasse, who led the Japan national team women to the Gold Medal Game at the Tokyo Olympics, knows what’s facing his side is undaunting, but they’ll certainly be rising to the challenge on home soil. They’ve clearly improved under his guidance, since taking over the reins in 2021, proof of that came in the Asian Qualifiers, despite being assured of a slot in the World Cup as co-hosts, Japan used every game as important preparation. They finished with a 7-5 record, winning their last five games, including a 96-61 beatdown of Iran in Takasaki. The Japanese beat their opponents by an average of 21.2 points in that impressive run.

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