The third stage of FIBA World Cup qualifier will start in June this year. China will meet its old rival Korea in Shenzhen on June 28. According to official sources, the pre-sale of tickets for the event officially opened at 17:00 on May 23. This China South Korea focus war will be arranged in the stadium of Shenzhen Universiade center, which is the main venue of the 2011 Summer Universiade, which can accommodate 17000 spectators and is also the main venue of CBA Shenzhen team.
As the two traditional strong teams in Asian basketball, China and South Korea have played many times in the history. In the Asian championship, the two teams played 19 times, and the Chinese men's basketball team took the absolute advantage of 15-4; in the Asian Games, the two sides played 12 times, and the Chinese men's basketball team won 9-3. In the first window of the first round of the World Cup qualifier, with the outstanding performance of Ding Yanyu and sun Minghui and other players, China defeated South Korea on the road. This game returns to the home court, facing the South Korean team with American naturalized player Ricardo Ratliff, the performance of the Chinese men's basketball team is highly expected.
It is understood that China, as the host of the 2019 FIBA Men's Basketball World Cup, will be directly shortlisted in the finals, but still need to participate in the Asian preliminary competition. As early as last year, China Basketball Association decided to organize two independent national teams to train at the same time, and select and form two independent coach teams to coach respectively. In 2017 and 2018, the two national teams respectively undertook the task of international competitions. Since 2019, they have been preparing for the world cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. According to the schedule of the national team, the red team of China will play Korea this time. In the latest training list, Li Nan is the coach of the red team. In addition to Zhou Qi, who currently plays for the NBA rockets, and Ding Yanyu, who is the MVP of this season's CBA regular season, as well as Meng duo, Shen Zijie, Zhao Jiwei, sun Minghui, Zhao Rui and abudu, who will also be the mainstay of Chinese men's basketball in the next decade.
This competition is sponsored by China Basketball Association, organized by Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of culture and sports, Shenzhen Longgang District People's government and jiazhaoye culture and sports group. Ticket pre-sale officially opened at 17:00 on May 23.