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    February 1, 2014

    FIBA World Cup Wildcards Go to Brazil, Finland, Greece and Turkey; Canadian Bid Not Successful

    FIBA has announced that the four wild cards to participate in the the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup will go to Brazil, Finland, Greece and Turkey.  Wayne Parrish, President and CEO of Canada Basketball commented, “We put together a strong case for inclusion.  While we are disappointed, we must now turn our focus to putting together a strong program this summer that will allow our team to play as many games as possible.”

    Watch the formal announcement at...




    The live announcement of the schedule will be made on You Tube on Monday February 3 below...




    For more information, go to...

    http://fiba.com/pages/eng/fe/14/wcm/news/p/nid/71233/article.html

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    Canada's FIBA World Cup bid dead

    Toronto Sun - ‎10 hours ago‎
    TORONTO -. Canada came up short in its bid to obtain a wild card spot for next summer's FIBA World Cup in Spain. On Saturday morning, FIBA announced that favourites Brazil, Turkey and Greece would be joined by Finland. As always, money talks. Finland ...

    Canada will miss the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball

    Canada.com - ‎57 minutes ago‎
    Canada's Levon Kendall, center, reacts moments before his team lost 67-73 against Argentina during a FIBA World Cup qualifying basketball game in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. Argentina qualified to the Basketball World Cup 2014 in Spain.

    Money talks: Finland receives disputed wild card for FIBA championship ...

    National Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
    Russia, the 2012 Olympic bronze medallist , China, Canada, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Israel, Italy, Nigeria, Poland, Qatar and Venezuela were the other countries that had applied for wild cards. Italy and Germany had previously withdrawn their ...

    Gallagher: Basketball Canada in tough to qualify for the 2016 Olympics after ...

    The Province - ‎5 hours ago‎
    Despite Canada boasting upcoming talents such as projected high draft pick Andrew Wiggins of the Kansas Jayhawks, Canadian men's basketball was on the outside looking in when FIBA announced its four wild cards for this summer's World Cup.

    Canada misses out on basketball World Cup as last-ditch effort fails

    Toronto Star - ‎31 minutes ago‎
    With five automatic berths on the line at the FIBA Americas qualification tournament last summer, Canada failed to qualify through the front door. The trick now is for Canada to come up with some kind of senior men's program next year to keep a solid young ...

    Some game stuff, some mail stuff and Canada blanked for Spain

    Toronto Star (blog) - ‎7 hours ago‎
    Some game stuff, some mail stuff and Canada blanked for Spain. So, no Spain for Canada after Finland, Greece, Turkey and Brazil get the four FIBA wild cards for the World Cup. I always thought it was a longshot and before anyone gets all rankled about ...

    Worlds dream not dead yet for Canadian hoopsters

    Toronto Sun - ‎Jan 30, 2014‎
    Canada's dream seemed all but dead when the team fell to Argentina at the FIBA Americas last summer, blowing a fine start to that tournament and a shot at an automatic berth, but China and Russia bowed out of consideration for four wild card spots ...

    Canada passed over for wild-card berth for World Cup of Basketball

    CP24 Toronto's Breaking News - ‎10 hours ago‎
    BARCELONA, Spain - Finland has received a wild card into the World Cup of Basketball, along with traditional contenders Brazil, Greece and Turkey. The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) says the quartet completes a 24-nation lineup at the Aug.

    FIBA World Cup 2014

    NBA.com (blog) - ‎9 hours ago‎
    That certainly thinned out the field, but not enough to get Canada into the tournament. Given their NBA-level talent and their numbers from last year's FIBA Americas tournament, the Canadian National Team (managed by Steve Nash and coached by Blazers ...

    Angry Birds maker basically bribed FIBA to put Finland in the Basketball World Cup

    Philly.com - ‎10 hours ago‎
    Perhaps the Canadians couldn't guarantee all of its top talent (Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, Tristan Thompson, Andrew Nicholson) would play in 2014. But without a lot of that talent, Canada came within inches of qualifying via the FIBA Americas ...

    2014 FIBA World Cup field set with additions of Brazil, 3 more

    Philly.com - ‎11 hours ago‎
    The wild card selection process included Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Nigeria, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Turkey and Venezuela. FIBA will do away with the system in 2017 and opt instead for a more ...

    FIBA names Brazil, Finland, Greece and Turkey as wildcards for 2014 World Cup

    GMA News - ‎15 hours ago‎
    The four were selected from a field of 15 teams that included the likes of China and Qatar from Asia, Canada from the Americas, Nigeria from Africa, and Russia and Germany from Europe. They join the other 20 previously qualified teams, which include hosts ...

    Brazil, Finland, Greece and Turkey awarded wild cards for 2014 basketball ...

    Xinhua - ‎9 hours ago‎
    Considering the fact that the officials in charge of the Senegalese Basketball Federation have complied with past disciplinary sanctions imposed by FIBA and have agreed to a clear road map for the complete re-organization of the national federation, FIBA's Central Board has accepted to lift the ban ... Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Nigeria, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Turkey and Venezuela were the 15 national teams that submitted applications for the wild cards.
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