The new basketball national coach Gordon Herbert gives his debut on 25 November in Nuremberg. As the German basketball federal government (DBB) announced on Thursday, the national team then meets the prelude of the World Cup qualifier on Estonia. It will be the first home game before spectators for 19 months.

I am very pleased to take the journey to the World Cup, said Herbert. Then the team travels to Poland on 28 November. Third enemies in the first qualifying round to the World Championship 2023 in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines is Israel.

32 European teams participate in the qualification. From eight groups to four teams each three teams continue after returning and return. These form with three nations from a parallel scale one of four new six groups. Overall, there are twelve teams to the World Cup.

Most recently, the DBB team had only failed at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in the quarterfinals of European champion Slovenia, then the association separated from the previous national coach Henrik Rödl. In the coming year, Germany will be co-host of the EM, the DBB selection plays in Cologne (preliminary round) and in the case of progress in Berlin (final round).