FIBA World Cup – Canada vs Latvia

This will be a very interesting clash for the top spot in the group. Canada is the favorite, but Latvia has shown that they can compete with any team. The French experienced this firsthand when they were eliminated from the group stage with a loss to Latvia. Zagars, Smits, Bertans are the main assets of the Baltic team that plays as a unit, unpredictably, never knowing which player might step into the spotlight, making it difficult for the opponent.

Canada is finally demonstrating that they are a serious team and one of the top contenders for a high placement. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has taken on the role of the team’s leader, which has shown some high-quality basketball in the first two rounds. Latvia will be their toughest test so far, even more so than France, primarily due to unpredictability, but also their winning character. Furthermore, Latvia is one of the teams capable of playing Run & Gun basketball, which is certainly another weapon against Canada’s game.

It will be an intriguing duel, with a high score expected. Anticipate a lot of points. Get comfortable in your armchair and enjoy.


written by: Mladen Radosavljevic