This will be the second round of group E in this year World Cup 2019. So far both teams have a win, so this game will decide who will take the first place. To have more insights on this World Cup USA vs Turkey match, please read our preview below.


There were many talks that USA is finally vulnerable because most of NBA players have rejected an invitation to play for their country, however first game against Czech Republic haven’t left any doubts, that USA once again has come here to fight for the medals. The victory was won 67:88, USA started a bit slow, but the final result does not leave any doubts. Hard to imagine that Turkey could give a real challenge to them.

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.


Turkey has easily won against Japan with 86:67. Ilyasova, Mahmutoglu, Osman scored 48 points and these are the team leaders and they have the job well done. Considering that next match after the USA will be Czech Republic it looks like Turkey should easily advance to the next round, especially when everything is in their hands. All they need is one win, however, it looks impossible it will be against the USA. Although Turkey has shown that they can adapt to the opponent and play both fast and slow basketball. USA is a very difficult opponent and most likely they will take the first place in group stage, however, it is sport and it doesn’t mean Turkey can’t try, and that is exactly what they are going to do.

Turkey roster for World Cup 2019: 

PG: Dogus Balbay, Scott Wilbekin

SG: Melih Mahmutoglu, Bugrahan Tuncer, Furkan Korkmaz, Yigit Arslan

SF: James Metecan Birsen, Cedi Osman

PF: Ersan Ilyasova, Ege Arar

C: Semih Erden, Sertac Enli


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