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Published:December 16th, 2009 09:35 EST

Team U.S. Selected for Group B in the 2010 FIBA World Championship

By Suren Hossein

ISTANBUL, Dec. 15  " The United States has been drawn in Group B of the 2010 FIBA World Championship in a ceremony held in an Istanbul hotel, on Tuesday.
The 2008 Olympic gold medalist is in Group B along with Croatia, Brazil, Slovenia, Tunisia, and Iran.
A total of 24 teams divided into 4 groups of 6 teams, with each team playing the other five teams in their respective groups. Following the group stage, the top placed four teams from each group (16 teams) progress to the Eighth Finals, at which point the competition continues through to the Finals in a standard knock-out format.
The Championship will be played in Turkey in the cities of Ankara, Kayseri, Istanbul and Izmir from August 28 to September 12, 2010.