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World Cup 2023: It’s a duel of the giants as Luka Dončić and Slovenia meet Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Canada in the quarterfinals

World Cup Quarterfinal: Slovenia-Canada, in Manila, The Philippines, Wednesday 6th of September, 14.30 Europe, 7.30 am CT

Wednesday, Slovenia will face one of the best teams in the World Cup, as the tournament really gets going with the start of the knockout phase and quarterfinals.

We are now down to only eight teams: it’s the top eight teams in the world and six of them are European. Two of the favorites are not, however - Canada and the USA have played consistently great basketball and remain favorites.

Slovenia will face a Canadian team, which is high-performing, connected and has seven NBA players, among them Maverick center Dwight Powell.