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How to watch the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019

Spain face Argentina in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 on 15 September. Here’s how to watch all the remaining games in the tournament

Spain beat the Australia Boomers in a thrilling contest that went to double-overtime to secure their place in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Finals on Sunday. A few hours later, Argentina beat France 80-66 to secure their place in the Finals.

NBA Champion Marc Gasol scored 33 points to help his side defeat Australia. Patty Mills missed one of his free throws with 4.7 seconds remaining in regulation time to tie the game at 71-71. Mills, who plays for USA head coach Greg Popovich’s San Antonio Spurs in the NBA, led all scorers with 34 points.

USA was aiming for their third successive World Cup championship but was knocked out by France in the quarter-finals. Argentina, who have been a surprise in the tournament, defeated France courtesy former NBA player Luis Scola who scored 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. This is the first time the team have made the World Cup Final since 2002.

Unlike other World Cups, this tournament will determine the top eight teams with two games each scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, including the Final.

This year’s tournament is taking place five years after the 2014 edition in Spain to ensure that the tournament is not held in the same year as the FIFA World Cup.

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 will act as a qualification for the 2020 Summer Olympics that take place in Tokyo next year.

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Schedule

Basketball World Cup 2019 Schedule

Saturday, 14 September

Seventh and eighth place: USA vs Poland at 4pm local time

Fifth and sixth place: Serbia vs Czech Republic at 8 pm local time

Sunday, 15 September

Third-place match: Australia vs France at 4pm local time

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Final: Spain vs Argentina at 8pm local time

How to watch the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in the USA: ESPN+

Team USA might lack the firepower of Anthony Davis and James Harden (pictured above) that they could rely on in earlier years but everyone knows that they are still the team to beat with promising young talent in the form of NBA stars Kemba Walker, Donovan Mitchell, Jayson Tatum and Khris Middleton.

If you’re based in the USA, then you can stream most games of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China on ESPN+. The channel also broadcasts live coverage of the ongoing US Open tournament, UFC fight nights and Serie A football featuring Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus team.

ESPN+ is a subscription service that costs $4.99 a month and lets you cancel anytime. You can stream live sports on any of your devices, including Smart TVs, PCs, laptops, mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and even gaming consoles.

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How to watch the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in Canada: DAZN

Canadian fans can watch the Basketball World Cup on DAZN, which broadcasts a wide range of sports in the country, including the MLS, NFL, Premier League, Champions League and 6 Nations Rugby. The service costs $20 a month or $150 for a year, but comes with a 30-day free trial during which time you can cancel the service if you’re unhappy.

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How to watch the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in Australia: KayoSports

Australia defeated Team USA in a warm-up game before the tournament, displaying glimpses of how great their side can be in this tournament. The best streaming for Australians to watch their Boomers is Kayo Sports, which will broadcast the entire tournament.

The service which launched late last year has a basic package that costs $25 a month and a Premium package that costs $35 a month. Both plans come with a 14-day trial. The main difference between plans is that you can live stream games on two devices simultaneously on the former and three on the latter.

Apart from the basketball world cup, the services broadcasts over 50 live and on-demand sports, including the KFC Big Bash League, La Liga, Sky Bet EFL Championship, the NBA, Formula 1, MotoGP, and the ongoing US Open tournament.

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Stream the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 for free in Germany: MagentaSport

German website MagentaSport is streaming the entire Basketball World Cup for free in HD. And don’t worry there’s a Translation option available if you’re afraid you won’t be able to navigate the website.

While we haven’t tested the website for live basketball games, some of its video interview features of international basketball players play without any problem from the UK.

To use the German version of the website, we recommend buying ExpressVPN, changing your location to Germany, then browsing the website as normal.

Watch the Basketball World Cup free

Stream the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 online: Livebasketball.TV

While individual countries are broadcasting live coverage of the FIBA Basketball World Cup, the sports’ governing body has its own streaming website that will let you watch all the games in HD and with English commentary. The streaming service costs £8.99 or $7.99 per month.

Follow the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 online using the official app

Like all official World Cup tournaments, the FIBA Basketball World Cup has an official Android and iOS app that lets you follow your favourite teams and players to see when they’re playing next and follow live box scores and statistics online. You can also watch video replays, press conferences and highlights. When we last checked, the app had great ratings on both Android and iOS.

Official Basketball World Cup app

How to watch the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 anywhere in the world: use a good VPN service

MagentaSport should definitely be your first port-of-call to live stream the FIBA Basketball World Cup for free in HD. If this doesn’t work, then it’s worth subscribing to one of the streaming services we mentioned. The problem you’ll notice is that all of these streaming services (like ESPN+ and DAZN Canada) are geoblocked, meaning you won’t be able to log in and watch any of the live basketball games unless you’re located in the country (USA or Canada, in this case).

The only safe way around this is to use a good VPN service on your PC or mobile device. Using this, you can virtually geoshift your device’s location to change your IP address to any country that you want. So, for example, if you have an ESPN+ account but are based outside the US, simply set the VPN location to the US, then login to ESPN+ and use the website or app as you normally would.

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