Making History: Georgian national anthem performed at Basketball World Cup at country’s first-ever match at tournament

  • Georgia has won the first half of the match against Capo Verde by 48:22, with the team set to play against Slovenia on Monday and Venezuela on Wednesday. Photo via FIBA

Agenda.ge, 26 Aug 2023 - 12:51, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian national anthem has just been performed at the FIBA Basketball World Cup for the first time in history, with the Georgian basketball team playing its first-ever match against Cape Verde at this moment in Japan’s city of Okinawa.

 

The team earned a spot at the tournament in February despite losing to Iceland 80-77 in its final qualifying game, thanks to their 88-85 victory over Iceland back in November.

The Georgian team could afford a loss by three points in the return game of Group L of the European qualifiers, due to their superior goal difference.

 

 

Georgia has won the first half of the match against Capo Verde by 48:22, with the team set to play against Slovenia on Monday and Venezuela on Wednesday.

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