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The Lithuanian national basketball team has unveiled its schedule of warm-up games as they prepare for the upcoming 2023 FIBA World Cup. The team, known for its rich basketball tradition, aims to make a strong impression in this prestigious international tournament.

Lithuania’s warm-up games include several challenging matchups against formidable opponents from around the globe. The action will kick off on July 22 in Alytus, where Lithuania will go head-to-head with Jordan. Two days later, the teams will meet again at a location yet to be determined.

Following the Jordan games, Lithuania will face Ukraine on July 29 in Panevezys, followed by a clash with Georgia on August 1 in Kaunas. The team will then travel to Tampere to take on Finland on August 4. The preparations will intensify as Lithuania faces France on August 9 in Orleans and again on August 11 in Vilnius.

Continuing their warm-up campaign, Lithuania will have a rematch against Finland on August 14 in Klaipeda. The team’s final warm-up game will take place on August 19 against Puerto Rico in Taiwan, followed by a matchup against Latvia on August 22, also in Taiwan.

With their eyes set on the ultimate prize, the Lithuanian squad aims to improve upon their performance in the previous FIBA World Cup. In 2019, they finished 9th after failing to advance from the group stage. The team’s highest achievement in the tournament came in 2010 when they secured a bronze medal in Turkey.