Abu Dhabi’s DCT signs agreement to host three USA Basketball games

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and USA Basketball announced an agreement, under which the United States will host three games in Abu Dhabi featuring the men’s national teams from the U.S., Germany and Greece. The USA Basketball Showcase Abu Dhabi represents USA Basketball’s first men’s national team activity in the United Arab Emirates.

In preparation for the 2023 FIBA Men’s World Cup, the U.S. Men’s National Team will host Greece and Germany on 18th and 20th August, respectively. Germany and Greece are set to play on 19th August.

“USA Basketball is thrilled to work with DCT Abu Dhabi to bring the USA Basketball Showcase to Abu Dhabi. 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,” said Jim Tooley, CEO, USA Basketball. “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.”

Saleh Al Geziry, Director-General of Tourism at DCT Abu Dhabi, commented, “It’s set to be an unforgettable summer in Abu Dhabi and it’s an honour to host the first USA Basketball Showcase in the UAE. 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.”

Additional USA Basketball Showcase details, including team rosters, broadcast information and training camp dates, will be announced later.

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 all its games in Manila as the tournament is set for 25th August – 10th September, in Indonesia, Japan and The Philippines. The World Cup draw is set for 19th April, 2023, in Manila.

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