Having lost twice to Puerto Rico and once to Mexico, Brazil will need to beat the USA to qualify for the World Cup.
A Brazilian basketball team This Sunday (2/26), he steps onto the court in search of a spot for the 2023 Basketball World Cup. After losing to Puerto Rico last Thursday (2/23), Canarino faces the United States and needs to win to qualify.
The U.S. has already qualified for the World Cup, topping Group F with nine wins and two losses. On the other hand, Brazil are at the 4th position with 7 wins and 4 losses.
The Brazilian classification may have happened in the fight against Puerto Rico. The game was tied, but Brazil had to bounce back and chase the result. However, at the end of the tournament, a 92 x 90 defeat put the vacancy guarantee on hold.
National coach Gustavo de Conti said the draw between the two sides was expected due to the history of the clash. “We have to work, improve and win the game against USA to seal our place in the World Cup,” he said.
The 2023 Basketball World Cup Qualifiers took place over the past one year and three months.
In the first stage, in a group of only four teams, Canarino won five of six games to secure a place in the next stage.
After that, there were two losses to the Puerto Ricans and one to Mexico, the second one against the Mexicans and one win against the United States, both as visitors. However, apart from the 4th best teams, only the top three places in the second stage are guaranteed.
To continue the tradition of participating in the Basketball World Cup, the Brazilians need to beat the USA team again, as the national team has participated in all editions. Qualifying for the World Cup means that Brazil will play for the starting spot at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Brazil and USA take to the court this Sunday, at 21:10, at the Poliesportivo Arnão Gymnasium in Santa Cruz do Sul (RS). The broadcast will be on ESPN.
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