The Boomers have made the quarter-finals of the Basketball World Cup for the first time this century, and while they have avoided the top sides in the world, it’ll still be a tough challenge against the Czech Republic. This is The Roar’s guide to streaming the match online, or watching it on TV.
The match is scheduled to be played at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Centre, China, with tip-off set down for 11pm (AEST) on Wednesday, September 11.
Australia are currently unbeaten at the World Cup, claiming all five of their games over the first two rounds with victories over Canada, Senegal, Lithuania, the Dominican Republic and France, with it being enough for the Boomers to avoid the USA until the final, with those two nations now on the other side of the draw.
Playing a strong Czech Republic side will be no walk in the park though, with their only losses to date coming against the USA and Greece, while victories over Japan, Turkey and Brazil were enough for them to qualify for the knockout rounds.
Tomas Satoransky is the only NBA player on their roster though, and it’ll be a tough ask for them to get over the Boomers.
The winner of this match will play the winner of Spain and Poland in a semi-final on Friday night, while the final will be held on Sunday.
As with the rest of the Basketball World Cup, the exclusive broadcaster is Foxtel back into Australia, with the pay TV channel covering two games per day, meaning that, from the quarter-final stage, every remaining game of the tournament will be live.
The coverage on Fox Sports will be run with their own commentary team, instead of the FIBA world feed, and will begin ten minutes before the game starts, at 10:50pm (AEST).
To watch the match, you will need to have a valid Foxtel TV subscription, complete with the sports package of channels.
If you’d prefer to live stream the game online, then you will be able to do so through the Fox Sports coverage.
There are a couple of ways to do so, with the best of those being on the dedicated sports streaming platform, Kayo Sports.
Don’t forget to keep it locked to The Roar throughout the match, where we will have live scores, a blog and highlights of all the action.
Date: Wednesday, September 11
Start time: 11pm (AEST)
Expected finish time: 1am (AEST), Thursday
Venue: Shanghai Oriental Sports Centre, Shanghai, China
TV: Live, Fox Sports More 507
Online: Live, Kayo Sports, Foxtel App, Foxtel Now
Betting: Australia $1.17, Czech Republic $5.10
Point guard: Patty Mills
Shooting guard: Matthew Dellavedova
Small forward: Joe Ingles
Power forward: Jock Landale
Centre: Aron Baynes
Bench: Andrew Bogut, Mitch Creek, Cameron Gliddon, Chris Goulding, Nick Kay, David Barlow, Nathan Sobey
Point guard: Tomas Satoransky
Shooting guard: Vojtech Hruban
Small forward: Jaromir Bohacik
Power forward: Martin Kriz
Centre: Ondrej Balvin
Bench: Partik Auda, Tomas Vyoral, Pavel Pumprla, Blake Schilb, Jakub Sirina, Martin Peterka, Lukas Palyza