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World Cup update: Slovenia, Canada, Australia advance

Related Topics: Slovenia, Canada, Australia

Luka Donu010diu0107 and the undefeated Slovenian national team will face Australia in a second-round FIBA World Cup matchup on Friday that will be full of Maverick connections.

Slovenia dispatched Cape Verde on Wednesday morning to finish Group play 3-0 and earn an advantageous spot in the second-round draw.

Their reward, however, is not necessarily all that great.

Australia is one of the international heavyweights loaded with numerous NBA players and they went 2-1 in Group play, culminating with a blowout win over Japan on Tuesday, which assured their spot in the second round and that they would not be relegated to the Classification pool for teams that finished 17 through 32 in the Group play.