USA Basketball has announced an agreement with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, which includes the United States hosting three games in Abu Dhabi featuring the men’s national teams from the U.S., Germany and Greece.
In preparation for the 2023 FIBA Men’s World Cup, the U.S. Men’s National Team will host Greece and Germany on August 18 and 20, respectively. Germany and Greece are set to play on August 19. Tickets will go on sale this spring.
The USA Basketball Showcase Abu Dhabi represents USA Basketball’s first men’s national team activity in the United Arab Emirates.
“USA Basketball is thrilled to work with DCT Abu Dhabi to bring the USA Basketball Showcase to Abu Dhabi,” said Jim Tooley, chief executive officer of USA Basketball. “This is the first time our Men’s National Team will play in the UAE and we’re excited to engage with fans from across the globe, while also offering our players and coaches memorable on- and off-court experiences. We are grateful to the national federations of Greece and Germany for their participation as we prepare for the 2023 FIBA World Cup, arguably the toughest international tournament in basketball.”
The U.S. officially qualified for the 2023 FIBA World Cup last month. One of seven teams set to represent FIBA Americas in the 32-team field, the USA will play its games in Manila as the tournament is set for August 25 through September 10 in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines.
“It’s set to be an unforgettable summer in Abu Dhabi and it’s an honor to host the first USA Basketball Showcase in the UAE,” said Saleh Al Geziry, director general of tourism, DCT Abu Dhabi. “We look forward to welcoming players and fans from the USA, Germany and Greece to cheer on their national teams and to discover a wide range of experiences in Abu Dhabi that inspire, excite and restore.”