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Boban Marjanovic was excited to return to China for 2019 FIBA ​​World Cup

Boban Marjanovic was excited to return to China for 2019 FIBA ​​World Cup

Serbian giants expressed excitement when 2019 FIBA ​​World Cup held in China. The center of the Dallas Mavericks has many good memories in the billion-dollar nation.

States FIBA ​​2019 World Cup will be held in 8 different cities of China. For Boban Marjanovic, Asia is a promising destination. He used to play many times here and the atmosphere in the football field is always a big impression for players playing in the NBA.

"I think the tournament will be great because every arena space in China is filled. There will be a lot of viewers coming and there are many things worth watching. I'm looking forward to the opening day", Marjanovic talks to Xinhua.

The striker playing for the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA said that the friendly tournament in Shenyang would bring the best preparation for the World runner-up, before they started the Gold search campaign in Foshan.

"Serbia will meet Italy, France and New Zealand in Shenyang. The team is ready and all players have the opportunity to express themselves," said the 2m21-tall player.

Before going to China, Aleksandar Djordjevic and his team will train on Kopaonik Mountain until August 4th. After that, they will play friendly against Finland and Lithuania at home and move to Greece to attend the Acropolis Cup.

In the FIBA ​​World Cup five years ago, Serbia lost to the US in the final. However, with a lineup of stars coming from the NBA as well as Euroleague, many believe that the World Runner-up will change the medal.

Serbia is one of the highly rated teams for the championship, especially after they have won a hat-trick of silver medals in the last 3 tournaments. However, Boban Marjanovic said the pressure for him and his teammates is not too big.

"We are playing for a lot of different teams, so the next games are an opportunity for us to look for the chemistry between the players, as well as having first impressions of the opponents in the next tournament", Marjanovic shared.