The Russian national team defeated the Finnish team with a score of 91:76 and for the first time since 2010 was selected for the 2019 Basketball World Cup.
In the final match of the 2019 World Cup qualifying tournament, the Russian national team defeated Finland (91:76) and qualified for the tournament final in China. The victory was ripped out in the last quarter. The most preforming player of Sergey Bazarevich's Russian team was defender Dmitry Kulagin, who scored 22 points. The World Cup in which the national team played for the last time in 2010 will be held from August 31 to September 15 in China.