This will be the second FIBA World Cup 2019 match in group A, so far both teams have no wins, and that only makes it more important, to have more insights on this FIBA World Cup 2019 match, please read our preview below.


Venezuela started this World Cup with loss against Poland, Chourio, Colmenares and Lewis scored combined 41 points, however it was far from enough, it means that losing this game probably would end tournament. Venezuela played eight games in preparation for World Cup, won only three, it only shows that team is not ready to play in such tournament, however if they win this game, next opponent would be China. It should be a tough hame, knowing that they are hosts and have an amazing support, however it is possible to win, but first Venezuela must concentrate on winning this game.

Roster for FIBA WC 2019:

PG: Gregory Vargas, Heissler Guillent

SG: Jhornan Zamora, Pedro Chourio

SF: Jose Vargas, Dwight Lewis

PF: Luis Bethelmy, Michael Carrera, Nestor Colmenares, Miguel Ruiz

C: Windi Graterol, Anthony Perez

Ivory Coast 

Just like Venezuela, Ivory Coast started World Cup with a loss against hosts China. Edi, Kone and Diabate scored 27 points combined out of 55 total. It was poor performance, knowing that Ivory Coast lost even when China managed to score only 1 three pointer (1/10). So now, they are in similar position, they must win both games or tournament is over, however next game will be against Poland, not many believe that Poland could lose, but this is sport, anything can happen, but first Ivory Coast need a win against Venezuela, and it should be a very close game, because both teams will be playing for survival.

Roster for FIBA WC 2019: 

PG:Souleyman Diabate, Bryan Pamba, Abraham Sie

SG: Charles Abouo, Guy Landri Edi

PF: Baru Adjehi, Tiegbe Bamba, Bali Coulibaly, Vafessa Fofana,Deon Thompson

C: Mohamed Kone,Frejus Zerbo


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