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Turkey, Germany, Spain and Japan reach final four of IWBF U23 World Championship – IWBF

After four exciting quarterfinals, Turkey, Germany, Spain and Japan remain in the competition to compete for the Junior World title in Phuket, Thailand.

Turkey were the first to book their spot in the semi-finals with a decisive win over the USA, 81-54, An incredible triple-double (35pts, 14rbs, 10as) from Mucahit Gunaydin spearheaded Turkey as the USA struggled to contain the height of the Turkish bigs.

Next up, Japan rebounded from their disappointing performance in their last pool game against Spain, to get back on track with a victory over Israel. A high-intensity defensive performance from Japan limited Israel to just 43 points, outscoring them by 21 points allowing them to progress through to the semi-finals, 43-64.

Australia came out firing and surprised favourites Spain in the first half of the third quarter-final, leading by 4 points at the break. But Óscar Onrubia (20…


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