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    We're about a week out and by now we've seen the friendlies and have a good idea of the rosters. So what do you see happening in the tournament. I'm sure someone will make a prediction game (not me), but this is more for general predictions.

    Teams advancing

    Group A
    Spain
    Brazil
    Serbia
    France

    Group B
    Croatia
    Puerto Rico
    Greece
    Argentina

    Group C
    United States
    Dominican Republic
    Turkey
    New Zealand

    Honestly outside the US I think this is the hardest to pick group.

    Group D
    Lithuania
    Australia
    Slovenia
    Mexico


    Quater finalists
    Spain
    Serbia
    Greece (see sig about Brazil)
    Croatia

    United States
    Australia
    Slovenia
    Lithuania


    Semi-finals
    Spain
    Croatia

    United States
    Lithuania

    Bronze Medal
    Lithuania

    Silver Medal
    Spain*

    Gold Medal
    USA


    *Spain is fully capable of winning this gold medal and it would not surprise me if they did. It's a question of will coming from the harder bracket make them tougher or wear them down? I feel it will wear them down.


    So what do you think will happen?
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    I have Iran beating France and Ukraine advancing instead of DR

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    I agree with you in almost every way. Here are my predictions.

    Teams advancing

    Group A
    Spain
    Brazil
    Serbia
    France

    Group B
    Croatia
    Argentina
    Puerto Rico
    Greece

    Group C
    United States
    Ukraine
    Finland
    New Zealand

    Group D
    Lithuania
    Australia
    Slovenia
    Mexico

    Quarterfinalists
    Spain
    Argentina
    Brazil
    Croatia
    United States
    Australia
    Slovenia
    Lithuania

    Semifinalists
    Spain
    Brazil
    United States
    Lithuania

    Bronze Medal
    Lithuania

    Silver Medal
    Spain

    Gold Medal
    USA
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    usa over spain in final.
    if it was a 7 game series, usa in 7. i think its that close.

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    I think there's a chance that spain can beat team usa, but something tells me that usa is going to win at the end of the day.
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    Group A
    Spain
    france
    Serbia
    brazil

    Group B
    Croatia
    Greece
    Argentina
    puertorico

    Group C
    United States
    Turkey
    ukraine
    New Zealand


    Group D
    Lithuania
    Slovenia
    Australia
    Mexico

    Quater finalists
    spain - greece
    france- croatia

    usa - slovenija
    lithuania- australia

    1.spain
    2.lithuania
    3.usa
    4.croatia

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    Group A

    Spain (If they cant finish first on their own, surely the refs will have a say)
    Serbia (Strong, well prepared team that always does great at the Fiba Worlds)
    Brazil (I want them to finish first, but those free throw shooting of their big men will cost them games...)
    Iran (Surprise team, they will do a Lebanon on Parker-less France)

    Group B

    Greece (Sorry, as a puerto rican I cant not pick this team over everybody else. Its the nightmare team.)
    Puerto Rico (My team, no bias over here)
    Argentina (Scola; wouldnt be suprised if he takes them to the top of the group either)
    Croatia (Theyve looked like the strongest in the preparation games, but something about them doesnt convince me, mainly those close games they tend to lose.)

    Group C

    USA (They suck)
    Turkey (Overall experience gets them to second)
    Ukraine (Newcomer, but theyve looked really good)
    New Zealand (Dark Horse, might move to second)

    Group D

    Australia (Played really well so far)
    Slovenia (Fear the Dragics)
    Lithuania (If they play like they did against Slovenia, Brazil and New Zealand, this is where I expect them to end up)
    Mexico (Just to pick one)
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    Quote Originally Posted by saalsapr View Post
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    Croatia (Theyve looked like the strongest in the preparation games, but something about them doesnt convince me, mainly those close games they tend to lose.)

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    how did they look like strongest, they lost almoust all frendlies

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    After wathcing almost all team play, there are 2 giants Usa and Spain and all other gonna fight for the bronze but this is in only a theory because brackets are strangely built this how i see this world cup playing out :

    A Spain,Serbia,Brasil,France
    B Greece,Argentina,Croatia,Puerturico
    C Usa,Ukraine,Turkey,New Zealand
    D Slovenia,Lithuania,Australia,Mexico

    Playoofs:

    Spain-Puerturico
    Argentina-Brasil (as always)
    Greece-France
    Serbia-Croatia (1point win as always ))

    Usa-Mexico
    Lithuania-Turkey
    Slovenia-New Zealand
    Ukraine-australia

    thats my 8 team thats gonna play out the medals seeing the group brackets

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    1. Spain
    2. USA
    3. Lithuania
    4. Arentina

    I just can't see how this inexperienced and small US team can beat Spain on their home court under FIBA rules...it usually takes heroic efforts from the best american players jut to edge Spain somehow and now they don't have neither Lebron, Kobe, nor Durant to make that vital push against spaniards. Sorry my murican friends, no gold for you this time around

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    It would be a big surprise if Spain or USA team fail to reach the podium.

    So , my predictions

    Group A: 1. Spain 4-1(Brazil) 2. France 4-1(Spain) 3. Serbia 3-2(Spain,France losses) 4. Brazil 3-2(France,Serbia losses)
    Group B: 1. Croatia 4-1(Puerto Rico) 2. Argentina 4-1(Croatia) 3. Greece 3-2(Croatia,Argentina losses) 4. Puerto Rico 3-2(Greece,Argentina losses)
    Group C: 1.USA 5-0 2. Ukraine 4-1 3. Turkey 3-2 4. New Zealand 2-3
    Group D: 1. Australia 5-0 2. Lithuania 4-1 3. Slovenia 3-2 4. Mexico 2-3

    1/8 Finals:
    Spain-Puerto Rico
    Argentina-Serbia
    Lithuania-Turkey
    Croatia-Brazil
    Australia-New Zealand
    France-Greece
    Ukraine-Slovenia
    USA-Mexico
    Quarterfinals:
    Spain-Argentina
    Brazil-Greece
    USA-Lithuania
    Australia-Ukraine
    Semifinals:
    Spain-Brazil
    USA-Australia

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    Quote Originally Posted by miloje View Post
    how did they look like strongest, they lost almoust all frendlies
    What do you mean?

    They beat Canada twice, Greece, and Mexico.

    They lost by one to Serbia, by 10 to France, and then there was that ridiculous game against Spain who shot 42 free throws to beat them by just 14.


    So they are 4-3

    Puerto Rico is 2-2 (W-Angola, Argentina) (L-Turkey, USA)

    Greece is 5-3 (W-Serbia, Slovenia, New Zealand, Turkey-x2) (L- France, Croatia, Lithuania)

    Argentina is 3-2 (W- Angola, Brasil, Mexico) (L- Serbia, Brasil, Puerto Rico)

    So yeah, Croatia the most impressive of Group B
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    For the record

    Hopefully I am making mistake, I would like to see Lithuania, Serbia and Croatia on the podium


    Group A
    Spain
    Serbia
    France
    Brazil

    Group B
    Greece
    Puerto Rico
    Croatia
    Argentina


    Group C
    United States
    Finland
    Turkey
    Dominican

    Group D
    Lithuania
    Mexico
    Australia
    Slovenia


    Quarterfinalists
    Turkey
    United States
    Lithuania
    FInland
    Puerto Rico
    Spain
    Greece
    Serbia

    Semifinalists
    United States
    Lithuania
    Spain
    Serbia

    Bronze Medal
    United States

    Silver Medal
    Lithuania

    Gold Medal
    Spain
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Martin View Post
    For the record

    Hopefully I am making mistake, I would like to see Lithuania, Serbia and Croatia on the podium


    Group A
    Spain
    Serbia
    France
    Brazil

    Group B
    Greece
    Puerto Rico
    Croatia
    Argentina


    Group C
    United States
    Finland
    Turkey
    Dominican

    Group D
    Lithuania
    Mexico
    Australia
    Slovenia


    Quarterfinalists
    Turkey
    United States
    Lithuania
    FInland
    Puerto Rico
    Spain
    Greece
    Serbia

    Semifinalists
    United States
    Lithuania
    Spain
    Serbia

    Bronze Medal
    United States

    Silver Medal
    Lithuania

    Gold Medal
    Spain
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    nice list...

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