Team USA among No. 1 seeds for FIBA World Cup in China

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first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte FIBA announced the eight top seeds Tuesday, based on the latest world rankings that were updated following the end of qualifying for the World Cup. China got a No. 1 seed as the host nation. The other No. 1 seeds will be Spain, France, Serbia, Argentina, Lithuania and Greece.Each of those eight nations will lead a four-team pod when the World Cup begins Aug. 31.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe U.S. remains No. 1 in the world rankings, with Spain, France, Serbia, Argentina, Lithuania, Slovenia, Greece, Croatia and Russia rounding out the top 10.Neither Slovenia nor Croatia qualified for the World Cup. No. 51 Tunisia and No. 64 Ivory Coast were the lowest-ranked nations to earn a spot in the 32-team World Cup field. MOST READ PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief The United States will have a No. 1 seed for the FIBA World Cup this summer in China.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Jordan Clarkson fuels Gilas Pilipinas’ #LetJordanPlay World Cup clamor ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes The World Cup draw is March 16.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img

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