Serbia vs USA will be the first match for 5-8 places in FIBA World CUP 2019. Both teams were considered title contenders, however, had to face a defeat in an early stage and now there is left only a last match to play in this year FIBA World Cup 2019. To have more insights on this Serbia vs USA World CUP match in China, please read our preview.
Serbia had no problems since quarterfinals, where they faced Argentina. That match was a total disaster for Serbia, as they failed to create and finish what they planned. Argentina has shown much more passion and will to win than Serbia and totally deserved to be where they are. It is a hard pill to swallow for Serbians, as they were sure they are coming to take medals. Well, this match will show which team can concentrate after loss better, however, Serbia had more rest than USA and this is a big advantage.
Serbia roster for FIBA WC 2019:
PG: Stefan Jovic, Vasilije Micic
SG: Marco Guduric, Bogdan Bogdanovic
SF: Marco Simonovic
PF: Nemanja Bjelica, Vladimir Lucic, Stefan Bircevic, Nikola Jokic
C: Nikola Milutinov, Miroslav Raduljica, Boban Marjanovic
The national team from USA just like Serbia had the same pill to swallow, as they came to fight for the medals, but now all they can get is 5th place. Surely it is not what they expected, and hard to imagine that the United States will be able to fully concentrate and prepare for the next match, as they also did not have any rest, not like Serbia who had one full day. There has been news that Tatum and Smart won’t be in this match, clearly Mitchell and Walker also don’t want to risk getting some injury for the 5th place. So most likely USA won’t be playing in full strength.
USA roster for World Cup 2019:
PG: Kemba Walker
SG: Marcus Smart, Joe Harris, Derrick White
SF: Jaylen Brown, Khris Middleton, Harrison Barnes
PF: Jayson Tatum, Donovan Mitchell, Myles Turner
C: Mason Plumlee, Brook Lopez.
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