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Published:May 26th, 2010 22:02 EST
The U.S. basketball favorite to win World Championship: Matic

The U.S. basketball favorite to win World Championship: Matic

By Suren Hossein

 

Iran basketball coach Veselin Matic believes that the U.S. is the hot favorite team to win the title of the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Men in Turkey.

Iran is in Group B of the World Championship along with the U.S., Slovenia, Tunisia, Croatia and Brazil.

Iran was drawn in the toughest group in the World Championship. The U.S. are the all stars team and in my opinion they have a big chance to win the title, " Matic said.

The Americans have so many good players in terms of physical and technical abilities and I think they will deservedly seize the gold. We are so happy to play them in a big field. Iran has a difficult job in Turkey against Brazil and Croatia who have so many quality players as well, " the 50-year old Serb added.

The 2010 FIBA World Championship will be held in Turkey from August 28 to September 12.