Brazil vs. Canada is set to face off in the semifinal round of the FIBA AmeriCup 2022 on Saturday, September 10. The winner of this matchup will advance to the finals to take on the winner of the other semifinal between the United States and Argentina.
Both Brazil and Canada have had strong showings in the tournament so far. Brazil has won all five of their games, with its closest margin of victory being 14 points against Puerto Rico in the quarterfinals. Canada has also won all five of their games, but its margins of victory have been much narrower. They defeated the Dominican Republic by just four points in the quarterfinals.
Given the close nature of the matchup, it is sure to be an exciting game. Here is everything you need to know about how to watch the game and what to expect.
How to Watch Brazil vs. Canada
The game will be broadcast on ESPN2 in the United States and on TSN in Canada. The game is also available to stream on ESPN+.
If you are not able to watch the game live, you can follow along with live updates and score updates on FIBA’s website.
When is the FIBA Americup 2022 match between Brazil vs. Canada?
The game between Brazil and Canada on September 10th will begin at this time in the following countries:
8:40 p.m. ET on the FIBA YouTube channel and online at Courtside1891
Bolivia: 7:40 p.m. on the FIBA YouTube channel and Courtside1891.com
Brazil: 8:40 p.m. on the FIBA YouTube channel and Courtside1891.com
Chile: 7:40 p.m. on the FIBA YouTube channel and Courtside1891.com
Colombia: 6:40 p.m. on the FIBA YouTube channel and Courtside1891.com
Ecuador: 6:40 p.m. ET on the FIBA YouTube channel and online at Courtside1891
7:40 p.m. ET on the FIBA YouTube channel and online at Courtside1891
Spain: 1:40 a.m. on the FIBA YouTube channel and Courtside1891.com
Mexico: 6:40 p.m. on Fox Sports, Fox Sports Premium, the FIBA YouTube Channel, and Courtside1891 online.
Paraguay: 8:40 p.m. on the FIBA YouTube channel and Courtside1891.com
Peru: 6:40 a.m. on the FIBA YouTube channel and Courtside1891.com
Uruguay: 8:40 p.m. on the FIBA YouTube channel and Courtside1891.com
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The history of Brazil vs. Canada Tournament:
South American supremacy in recent games has been more than clear, with four wins in the last five games, including a victory in this same competition in both players’ debuts.
Brazil defeated Canada 72-62 in 2022.
Brazil defeated Canada 62-91 in 2013.
Brazil defeated Canada 69-57 in 2011.
Brazil defeated Canada 73-65 in 2009.
Brazil defeated Canada 68-59 in 2009.
Canada is a key player:
While Dalano Banton will be the player to watch for Canada, he played just over 33 minutes in the previous game against Mexico and produced 16 points, particularly in the final quarter where they were able to win. He hit 4 of 5 doubles but struggled with three-pointers, making only 1 of 6 attempts.
Brazil is a key player:
Keep an eye out for Marcelinho Huertas, one of the team’s stars who scored 15 points in almost two and a half quarters against the Caribbeans; he also made three of four three-pointers and three of five doubles.
When will the FIBA Americup 2022 Final be held?
The victor of Brazil vs. Canada will face the winner of Argentina and the United States, who will play before on this same court, in the FIBA Americup 2022 Final this Sunday.
How did Canada come to this point?
Canada began the tournament with a loss to Brazil, but recovered to overcome Uruguay and Colombia to finish second in the group. Although they struggled at times throughout the quarterfinal round, they were persuasive and pressed at the perfect time to defeat Mexico by a score of 82-77.
How did Brazil get there?
Brazil, the host nation, is on a roll in this competition and is aiming to reach the final. They finished the group round as the top team in the competition, with three victories and the best difference, putting them in first place to face the weakest qualified team, the Dominican Republic, which they defeated 80-68.
The Beginning of Brazil vs. Canada:
The match between Brazil and Canada will take place at the Geraldao Arena Stadium in Recife, Brazil. The game will begin at 19:40 p.m. ET.
What to Expect from Brazil vs. Canada
Both Brazil vs. Canada have strong rosters full of experienced players.
For Brazil, their leading scorer is Leandro Barbosa, who is averaging 17.4 points per game. He is joined in the backcourt by Alex Garcia, who is averaging 11.6 points per game. In the frontcourt, Brazil is led by Lucas Nogueira, who is averaging 9.8 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per game.
Canada’s leading scorer is Cory Joseph, who is averaging 16.0 points per game. He is joined in the backcourt by Khem Birch, who is averaging 11.4 points per game. In the frontcourt, Canada is led by Chris Boucher, who is averaging 15.0 points per game and 9.2 rebounds per game.
Given the strength of both Brazil vs. Canada rosters, this game is sure to be a close and exciting matchup.