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United States to Take on Brazil and Colombia in Washington D.C.

  • Date:
    Oct 16, 2022


Tickets for USA Basketball's upcoming FIBA Men’s World Cup Qualifying games on Nov. 11 and 14 are on sale now. Both games will be hosted at Entertainment & Sports Arena in Washington, D.C. The U.S., which enters its fifth World Cup Qualifying window with 7-1 record, will face Brazil (5-3) on Friday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. ET and Colombia (3-5) on Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. ET.


“We are thrilled to be back in Washington D.C. to showcase high-level international basketball,” said Jim Tooley, USA Basketball CEO. “This is a great opportunity for basketball fans to show their support for the USA men’s national team as they look to earn a spot in the 2023 FIBA Men’s World Cup."


The Americas Qualifiers for the World Cup enter their second phase. The 12 national teams that advanced are divided into two groups of six (E and F). The top three teams in each group, plus the best fourth team, will qualify for the 2023 FIBA Men’s World Cup, set for Aug. 25-Sept. 10, 2023, in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia.


“We are honored to host USA Basketball in Washington D.C. once again as the men’s national team continues its journey to the FIBA World Cup,” said Ralph Morton, senior vice president & managing director, Sports & Entertainment Division at Events DC. “We are looking forward to presenting these games in the heart of DC’s Ward 8 neighborhood and invite fans and the international community to experience world-class basketball at Entertainment & Sports Arena.”


Tickets, which can be purchased at or, start at just $10 (plus fees). Entertainment & Sports Arena is the home of the WNBA’s Washington Mystics and NBA G-League’s Capital City Go-Go.


The U.S. roster will be announced at a later date.


November’s games in Washington D.C. are the final two World Cup Qualifying games set to take place on American soil. The U.S. will play its last qualifying window next February. Sixteen nations from the Americas are vying for seven spots in the 2023 FIBA World Cup. For more information on how teams qualify for the World Cup, click here. The full U.S. World Cup Qualifying schedule is available here.


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