![](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/rkdAfrK16.jpg) # Germany Defeats Serbia to Win First Basketball World Cup... MVP is Schroeder Germany won the 2023 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Men's World Cup. Germany, ranked 11th in the FIBA ​​world rankings, won 83-77 in the final against Serbia (6th) on the last day of the tournament held in Pasay, Philippines on the 10th (local time). **[온라인카지노](https://www.casinosite.one)** As a result, Germany, whose best finish at the Basketball World Cup was third place in 2002, rose to the top of the competition for the first time. Germany, which defeated the United States (second place), said to be the world's strongest team, 113-111 in the semifinals, won all eight games in this tournament and achieved an 'undefeated championship'. Germany had a relatively comfortable lead of 78-69 with 2 minutes remaining, but later gave up 6 points to Serbia's Alexa Abramovich (Partizan Belgrade) with a 3-pointer and 3 free throws. Serbia trailed by two points 39 seconds before the end, but Germany took a breather with a layup by Dennis Schröder (Toronto), and with 12 seconds left, Schröder hit two free throws that decided the game. [Dennis Schroeder](https://www.newyorktimesnow.com/en/read-blog/30058) was selected as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of this tournament. Germany has suffered a slight decline since the prime of its star player, Dirk Nowitzki, passed. They failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup finals, and finished 18th in the previous tournament, 2019. However, Schröder, who served as captain in this tournament, along with Franz Wagner (Orlando) and Daniel Theis (Indiana) played their part and reached the top of the World Cup. In particular, Wagner, born in 2001, is expected to be a player with great potential for development in the [National Basketball Association](https://casinositeone.blog.ss-blog.jp/Klinsmann-Draws-0-0-With-Wales?1694975522) (NBA). For Germany, Schröder scored 28 points and Wagner had 19 points and 7 rebounds. Serbia's Nikola Jokic, who led his team Denver Nuggets to victory in the NBA in the 2022-2023 season, did not participate in this tournament, and guard Vasilier Michic, who performed well in the European league, was also missing, but showed its potential in reaching the finals. In addition to Schröder, Shai Gilgeous Alexander (Canada), Anthony Edwards (USA), Bogdan Bogdanovic (Serbia), and Luka Doncic (Slovenia) were selected as the top 5 players in the competition. Through this competition, Germany, Serbia, Canada, the United States, Australia, Japan, and South Sudan qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics.