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Turkey to face US in 2019 FIBA World Cup

Turkey men's basketball team will meet Czech Republic, the U.S. and Japan in the 2019 FIBA World Cup group stage.

The 2019 FIBA World Cup draws were held in China's Shenzhen on Saturday.

Turkey is in the same group a world famous basketball powerhouse Team USA.

The tournament will be held in China from Aug. 31 and Sept. 15.

Turkey will play in Group E in Shanghai.

Group leaders and runners-up will qualify for the World Cup's second round.

- 2019 FIBA World Cup groups:

Group A: Ivory Coast, Poland, Venezuela, China

Group B: Russia, Argentina, South Korea, Nigeria

Group C: Spain, Iran, Puerto Rico, Tunisia

Group D: Angola, Philippines, Italy, Serbia

Group E: Turkey, Czech Republic, USA, Japan

Group F: Greece, New Zealand, Brazil, Montenegro

Group G: Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Jordan

Group H: Canada, Senegal, Lithuania, Australia

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