Turkey, Germany, Spain and Japan attain closing 4 of IWBF U23 World Championship – IWBF

After 4 thrilling quarterfinals, Turkey, Germany, Spain and Japan stay within the competitors to compete for the Junior World title in Phuket, Thailand.

Turkey have been the primary to e book their spot within the semi-finals with a decisive win over the USA, 81-54, An unbelievable triple-double (35pts, 14rbs, 10as) from Mucahit Gunaydin spearheaded Turkey because the USA struggled to comprise the peak of the Turkish bigs.

Subsequent up, Japan rebounded from their disappointing efficiency of their final pool recreation in opposition to Spain, to get again on observe with a victory over Israel. A high-intensity defensive efficiency from Japan restricted Israel to only 43 factors, outscoring them by 21 factors permitting them to progress via to the semi-finals, 43-64.

Australia got here out firing and stunned favourites Spain within the first half of the third quarter-final, main by 4 factors on the break. However Óscar Onrubia (20 factors) and Ignacio Ortega (26 factors) fuelled a second-half comeback to rally Spain from 11 all the way down to take the sport, 77-63, and deny Australia a semi-final spot.

The ultimate quarter-final recreation didn’t disappoint as Brazil matched Germany with the groups going toe to toe all through the primary three quarters. A dominant fourth quarter from Germany, 26-8, ensured the European group the win, 65-46, and a spot within the closing 4.

The IWBF Males’s U23 World Championship semi-finals will see Germany tackle fellow European group Turkey, while Spain and Japan will face off in a rematch from the group phases on Thursday 15 September.

Within the 9-12 Crossover video games, Canada and France each cruised via to the 9-10 Place Recreation, easing previous South Africa (71-30) and Thailand (68-34), respectively.


09:00 – 11-12 Place – South Africa v Thailand
11:00 – 9-10 Place –  France v Canada
13:00 – 5-8 Crossover – USA v Brazil
15:00 – 5-8 Crossover – Israel v Australia
17:00 – Semi-Remaining 1 – Germany v Turkey
19:00 – Semi-Remaining 2 – Spain v Japan

Comply with all of the motion from the 2021 IWBF Males’s U23 World Championship 

Photograph Credit score: Shingo ITO – X-1