Greece vs New Zealand will be the final game of group F in this year World Cup. So far both teams have one win and one loss, so this match will decide who is going home and who advances, to have more insights on this Greece vs New Zealand FIBA WC 2019 match, please read our preview below.
Greece have suffered an unexpected defeat against Brazil and complicated their chances to advance because a win would have secured a place in next round, now they must play for survival, and loss against New Zealand would definitely humiliate ambitious greeks, who were considered one of the title contenders. The opponent is not the toughest one, but as we witnessed before, even the weak ones can surprise. So Greece can’t risk with another surprise and must concentrate on this match as much as they can
Rosters for FIBA WC 2019:
PG: Evangelos Mantzaris, Kostas Sloukas, Nick Calathes
SG: Giannoulis Larentzakis
SF: Kostas Papanikolaou, Ioannis Papatetrou, Giannis Antetokounmpo
PF: Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Georgios Printezis, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos
C: Ioannis Bourosis, Georgios Papagiannis
New Zealand surprisingly easy defeated Montenegro and now has a slight chance to advance to the next round, however, the opponent is very tough and wounded. Surely Greece will be very angry after such a disappointing match against Brazil and now will show maximum concentration and focus, which wouldn’t leave any chances to advance further. New Zealand has an advantage of pressure because Greece will be a clear favourite and everyone will be counting on them, so all New Zealand can do is go there and try to give all what they can.
New Zealand roster for FIBA WC 2019:
PG: Jarrod Kenny, Tai Webster, Shea Ili
SG: Corey Webster, Ethan Rusbatch
SF: Tom Abercrombie, Jordan Ngatai
PF: Isaac Fotu, TohiSmith-Miller, Finn Delany
C: Rob Loe, Alex Pledger
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