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Knockout Round Set At World FIBA Championships

Over at the official site of the 2010 FIBA worlds is the bracket for the knockout round

Some quick notes:

  • The United States lucked out in getting Angola in their round of 16 game, and then either Russia or New Zealand in the quarters. They won’t have to play a really quality opponent until the semifinals, leaving the deepest team in the tournament probably the most rested
  • The most intriguing round of 16 game has to be Brazil v. Argentina, as they are two good teams, but obviously South American rivals
  • Spain-Greece might be the best game though. Spain, a pre-tournament favorite, struggled in the opening round going just 3-2
  • If I had to be an upset semifinalist right now, I think I might go with Slovenia to beat Australia then upset Turkey in the quarters.
  • At this juncture, I like a semifinals of Spain v. Slovenia and United States v. Argentina, with the U.S. beating Spain in the final
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