The president of the Slovenian Basketball Federation has announced that superstar Luka Doncic will play the World Cup in Asia in August-September 2023.
Since last Monday, like France, Spain or China, Slovenia has won its ticket for the 2023 World Cup, which will be held in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia from August 25 to 10 september. This will be the fourth participation for the small European country (2.1 million inhabitants), after ninth place in 2006, eighth in 2010 and seventh in 2014. In 2023, the Slovenians, fourth in the last Olympics, dream of going even further, and they can count on a certain Luka Doncic for this. The Dallas player, who will turn 24 in February, has indeed confirmed his participation in the major world event. “Luka confirmed his participation one minute after the match against Germany on Monday, as soon as he was sure that we would go to the world championship, revealed the president of the Slovenian Basketball Federation Matej Erjavec. To be very honest, we were already 99% sure after the previous Friday’s game against Israel, but despite everything, it was a great joy and a comfort at the same time. If Luka is in good health, there is no need to be afraid (of a package). »
Doncic and Slovenia remain on a failure at the Euro
Slovenian international since Euro 2017, with a gold medal and a place in the competition’s five majors, Luka Doncic then came very close to a medal at the Olympic Games (ah, this against Batum in semi final…) and then failed in the quarter-finals of the Euro in September against a surprising team from Poland. There is no doubt that the Slovenian star will want to catch up in 2023. If Doncic is in the same form, in August-September 2023, as since the start of the NBA season with Dallas (33.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.1 average passes!), Slovenia can dream of a medal. But the United States, Spain, France, Australia, Canada or Greece also dream of it…