This evening Italy basketball makes its debut against Greece in the 2019 Acropolis Tournament. Here's how to watch the game on TV and streaming
After two tournaments played at home against fairly easy opponents, Italy basketball flies to Greece to participate in the Acropolis Tournament 2019. This is one of the last important tests for the National team before the start of the World Championships that will be held in China and will begin at the end of the month. In the Acropolis Tournament 2019, Italy will face the hosts Greece (who will line up NBA 2019 MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo), World Vice-Champion Serbia and Turkey.
Italy arrives in Greece with 13 men out of the 15 left: there are no Datome and Gallinari who are still recovering from injuries, but who will be available for the World Championship debut against the Philippines. Coach Sacchetti has not yet decided which twelve men will be going to China: these last friendlies will serve to understand which players are the most fit and who will be able to give their contribution to the National team. The Acropolis Tournament 2019 (and also the Italy-Greece match) will be broadcast live on SkySport Uno channel (201) and in streaming on SkyGo.
Acropolis Tournament 2019: the participating teams
There are four National teams that will face each other in Athens: Italy, Greece, Serbia and Turkey.
Acropolis Tournament: the schedule
Friday, August 16
Serbia - Turkey 18:00 hours
Italy-Greece 20:30 hours
Saturday, August 19
Greece - Turkey 20:30
Sunday, August 18
Greece - Serbia 20:30
Acropolis Tournament 2019: Italy's roster
Coach Meo Sacchetti has summoned thirteen players for the 2019 Acropolis Tournament: Awudu Abass, Pietro Aradori, Marco Belinelli, Paul Biligha, Jeff Brooks, Amedeo Della Valle, Ariel Filloy, Alessandro Gentile, Daniel Hackett, Giampaolo Ricci, Brian Sacchetti, Amedeo Tessitori and Luca Vitali. Captain Gigi Datome and Danilo Gallinari, who are recovering from injuries, are absent. Both should be among the twelve who will leave for China.
Acropolis Tournament, Italy - Greece: schedule
The two-ball between Italy - Greece will be raised at 20:30.
How to watch Italy - Greece basketball on TV
Sky is following all the preparation of Italbasket in view of the 2019 World Cup to be held in China. The Acropolis Tournament is also a Sky exclusive that will broadcast all the matches of Italy on SkySport One. The match between Italy and Greece will be broadcast on SkySport 1 with the connection that will begin shortly before the two-ball.
Acropolis Tournament, how to watch Italy - Greece in streaming
Athusiasts can also watch Italy - Greece basketball live streaming on SkyGo, the on-demand platform of satellite TV. To access SkyGo you need to be a Sky subscriber and subscribed to the service.
To stream Italy - Greece you need to launch SkyGo, click on TV Channels and from the list that opens select SkySport Uno. Pressing on the Play icon will start streaming Italy's match at the Acropolis Tournament 2019.