Canada secured its ticket to the World Cup

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Canada officially qualified to the 2019 World Cup, following their triumph over Brazil in Sao Paulo (67-94).

Kyle Wiltjer led the winners with 25 points and seven rebounds, as five more players scored in double figures.

Marquinhos Sousa (17 points) and VΓ­tor Benite (16 points) were the best players for the losing squad.

The visitors dominated their opponents in the second and the third quarter and outscored the hosts 32-58 to take a double-digit (34-45, 52-76) and cruise to an easy victory.

Canada (8-2) will make its seventh appearance in the World Cup since 1954, whereas Brazil (7-3) will haveΒ to wait and see the other results. They will also play against the Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic in February.