+[LIvE@STrEAM!!Tv]* France vs Canada Live FIBA 2023 On Broadcast 25 August 2023
Canada will be tested immediately in the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Following a handful of exhibition games, Canada will open the Group Phase of the tournament with a matchup against an experienced French team.
France has already secured a spot in the Olympics as the host country, but it still fielded a talented roster for the World Cup that includes three-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert, Clippers forward Nicolas Batum and EuroLeague star Nando De Colo.
Gobert, Batum and De Colo helped France win a bronze medal at the last World Cup. France enters the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup ranked No. 2 in the world, five spots ahead of Canada.
Canada and France will crossover with Group G, which features Spain, Brazil, Iran and Cote D'Ivoire. The country that comes out on top on Friday could avoid facing Spain, the defending champions, in the second round of the Group Phase.
For more information on how to tune into Canada vs France, The Sporting News has you covered below.
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How to watch Canada vs France
Date: Friday, Aug. 25
Time: 9:30 a.m. ET | 6:30 a.m. PT
TV channel: Sportsnet
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Canada will open the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup against France on Friday, Aug. 25. The game will be played at Jakarta's Indonesia Arena and is scheduled to start around 9:30 a.m. ET.
You can watch Canada vs France live on Sportsnet. If you miss the game live, you can watch it on demand on Courtside 1891, which is FIBA's official service.
Courtside 1891 offers two subscriptions. Courtside 1891 Plus is free and gives you access to "extended highlights and a curated feed for your favorite teams and competition." Courtside 1891 Max is a paid subscription that allows you to watch "live game s and full game replays," though geo-restrictions may apply to certain regions.
You can find out which games are available in your region here.
If you just want to watch FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023, you can buy a pass for the entire tournament for $9.99. An annual pass, which includes FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 and other international competitions, costs $44.99.
The 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup is set to tip off on Friday, Aug. 25. The Group Stages will run through Sept. 3 with the single-elimination knockout stage beginning on Sept. 5. The tournament will conclude with the gold medal match on Sunday, Sept. 10.
Canada is in Group H with Latvia, Lebanon and France.