Tue, December 15, 2009
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China drawn with hosts Turkey in 2010 FIBA WC

2009-12-15 13:33:59 GMT2009-12-15 21:33:59 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BEIJING, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- China were drawn with the hosts Turkey in Group C on Tuesday at the 2010 FIBA Men's Basketball World Championships.

The draw, which was held at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel, Istanbul, launched the official count-down to the tournament, which is slated from August 28-September 12.

24 teams were divided into four groups with top four teams from each group progressing to the next round.

Germany, Lebanon, Lithuania and Russia were awarded the wild cards by FIBA's Central Board on Saturday to complete the line-up.

Following are the draw of the tournament:

Group A:

Argentina, Serbia, Australia, Germany, Angola, Jordan

Group B:

United States, Slovenia, Brazil, Croatia, Iran, Tunisia

Group C:

Greece, Turkey, Puerto Rico, Russia, China, Cote d'Ivoire

Group D:

Spain, France, Canada, Lithuania, New Zealand, Lebanon.

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