A place fans of the Canadian Men’s National Basketball team have been many times — a win or go home game to make the FIBA World Cup quarter final, PLUS the chance to qualify for the Olympics. In the past, Canada may have lost both those chances. Not in this era of Canadian hoops.
In a game that came down to the WIRE, Canada won. They beat the World no.1 ranked, FIBA World Cup defending Champion team Spain in a gritty game. The team will now head into the Knockout stage of the FIBA World Cup AND they have officially qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.