In front of his people, at the Islas Malvinas Sports Center in Mar del Plata, the Argentina basketball team The last chip will be played to qualify for the World Cup which will be played in Japan and Indonesia from August 25th to September 10th.
Will be tonight in front of Dominican Republic by the last date of the second phase of playoffswhich provide odds for the best three in each area and for the best quarter.
With Canada and the United States already classified, America will define the five remaining spots, which will no longer be eligible for Colombia, the Bahamas, Panama and Uruguay, but those led by Paul Prison.
After Thursday’s 83-72 win over Canada, Argentina couldn’t improve their position in Group E as Venezuela and the Dominican Republic also won. Precisely, the team led by Néstor “Che” García will be the rivals of the last game, the one that will determine if the chosen one goes to the World Cup without depending on anyone or takes out the calculator.
It is that if they win, Prigioni’s men should not expect another result and they will reach a ranking that lasted until the last game in a team in full renewal.
The importance of this match is such that in the last few hours Gabriel Deck (Real Madrid) e Nicola Laprovittola (Barcelona) arrived from Spain to join the squad and be among 12 who will take the field.
Instead, if they lose they will be fourth in the group -with a worse goal difference than Venezuela and the Dominican Republic- e they will have to wait for what happens in group F.
Why? Argentina needs at least one defeat from Mexico with Uruguay to Montevideo, from Puerto Rico with Colombia to Medellín or from Brazil with the United States to Santa Cruz do Sul. Otherwise, the one classified as fourth best will be the Brazilian team.
It should be noted that, according to FIBA criteria, in the event of a tie, the teams will resolve the tie based on the following criteria: matches won and lost in the phase; difference in points of matches between the teams involved; higher number of points in matches between them; higher points difference in all group matches; highest number of points in all group matches; or, if no difference is established in any of the above, lottery.
Last date calendar
The matches will be played simultaneously on Sunday from 21:10 (Argentina time).
Argentina vs Dominican Republic
Panama vs Bahamas
Venezuela versus Canada
Colombia versus Puerto Rico
Uruguay vs. Mexico
Brazil versus USA
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