After two weeks of superb hoop-shooting action, the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup is finally upon us, with Spain taking on Argentina in the grand final. You can watch the match as it happens from anywhere by following our Spain vs Argentina live stream guide below.
Argentina eased past France 80-66 on Friday to advance while Spain battled to a 95-88 win over Australia to put them them once step away from being crowned world champions.
Today's showdown will bring to an end a long wait for big stage glory for one of the teams. It’s been seven years since Spain’s men’s basketball team last played for a global title (the 2012 London Olympic Games). For Argentina, it was 15 years ago in this very tournament. While Spain won their last appearance in a World Cup Final back in 2006, you have to go back to the inaugural event back in 1950 for Argentina's last taste of sweet gold medal success.
Argentina have confounded expectations throughout the tournament, revelling in their underdog status to see off the likes of Russia and Serbia during their unbeaten journey to today's final. Their dominate semi-final win over France saw another masterclass from ageless Shanghai Sharks veteran Luis Scola, with the 39-year-old notching up 28 points and 13 rebounds, earning him a “M-V-P” chant from his teammates in the dressing room following the match.
Argentina will need a similar showing from Scola today if they're to beat Spain. The South Americans once again go into today's game as the less-fancied team, but who would want to bet against them on the run that they're on?
Ranked number 2 in the world, unlike Argentina, Spain has a host of players familiar to watchers of the NBA. Phoenix Suns star Ricky Rubio and Toronto Raptors centre Marc Gasol have been their best players, with Gasol the star of the show in Spain's double overtime semi-final win over Australia, scoring 33 points on 11-of-19 shooting in 39 minutes.
Who will win today's showdown? You can follow our guide below to getting a Spain vs Argentina 2019 Basketball World Cup Final live stream from pretty much anywhere you happen to be.
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How to live stream the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Final from outside your country
ESPN+ has the Basketball World Cup live stream coverage in the US and we'll talk you through your options in Australia, the UK and Canada below.
But if you try to watch your domestic coverage online while out of the country, you'll soon discover that you can't due to geo-blocking. It's annoying but by using a VPN and simply changing the IP address of your laptop, mobile or TV streamer back to your own country, you can watch as if you were back at home.
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