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World Championship: Group C preview

Updated: August 27, 2010, 12:11 PM ET
By Alfredo Berrios | ESPNdeportes.com

This collection of quality teams has been called the Group of Death. But only four of the six teams can advance to the second round. 2006 FIBA World Championship runner-up Greece appears to be the favorite, but spots 2-4 won't be easy to decide. Host Turkey and Puerto Rico appear to be locks to advance. But don't count out Russia and China, which can surprise if their opening-round rivals stumble.

2010 FIBA World Championship previews: Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D

2010 FIBA World Championship previews: Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D

Alfredo Berrios is an editor for ESPNdeportes.com. Click here for his archives.

Alfredo R. Berrios covers NBA and is an editor for ESPNdeportes.com. He has been a sports journalist since 1976, covering basketball, baseball and boxing for different news media in Puerto Rico and the United States.