FIBA World Cup Final: Where to Watch Spain vs. Argentina, TV Channel, Live Stream and Latest Odds

Spain takes on Argentina in the FIBA World Cup final this Sunday, with both teams looking for a second title.

La Roja needed a double overtime to have the better of Australia in the semifinal, winning 95-88 on Friday to reach the final for the first time in 13 years.

Spain trailed by as many as seven points in the final quarter, before rallying back and forcing the game into overtime after Patty Mills converted just one of two free throws with Australia down by one and just four seconds left.

Spain eventually pulled clear in the second overtime, thanks to Marc Gasol and Ricky Rubio, who were by far the best men on the court for their team.

Gasol finished with 33 points, six rebounds, four assists and four blocks, while Rubio had 19 points, seven rebounds, 12 assists and four steals.

Spain was the last team to be a first-time winner when it triumphed over Greece 13 years ago in Japan. The tournament has returned to the Far East this year and La Roja has good reasons to believe history might repeat itself.

Marc Gasol, Spain
#13 Marc Gasol of Spain during the semi-finals march between Spain and Australia of 2019 FIBA World Cup at the Cadillac Arena on September 13, 2019 in Beijing, China. Di Yin/Getty

The three-time European champions arrive into the final with a perfect 7-0 record and have the experience of its roster could prove crucial on Sunday.

Players don't come more experienced than 39-year-old Luis Scola, who has been Argentina's talisman throughout the tournament.

A second-round pick in the 2002 NBA draft, Scola is the last survivor of Argentina's golden generation that won the gold medal at the 2004 Olympics and finished third four years later.

The power forward is determined to go out on a high and was the best man on the court in the semifinal against France, finishing with 28 points and 13 rebounds.
Les Bleus were considered the favorites after knocking out Team USA in the quarterfinals, but were stifled by Argentina's suffocating defense and were defeated 80-66.

Argentina won the inaugural edition of the World Cup in 1950 but have only made the final once since, losing to Yugoslavia 84-77 in overtime in 2002.

Here's all you need to know about the final.

Luis Scola, Argentina
Luis Scola of Argentina celebrates after scoring three points during the semi-finals of 2019 FIBA World Cup at Beijing Wukesong Sport Arena on September 13 in Beijing, China. Lintao Zhang/Getty

When and where is the FIBA World Cup final?

Spain takes on Argentina in on Sunday at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China.

The arena hosted one NBA game in each season between 2008 and 2012, with two games staged in 2013 and 2014. It also hosted one NHL game in 2017, when the Los Angeles Kings took on the Vancouver Canucks.

Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. local time (8 a.m. ET).

TV channel

The final will be broadcast on ESPN2.

Live stream

A live stream for every game of the 2019 FIBA World Cup will be available via ESPN+ and via FIBA's official website.


According to Oddschecker, Spain is a 4/7 favorite, while Argentina is an 8/5 underdog.