Canada and the Dominican Republic will face Spain in the Ciudad de Granada tournament

The President of the Spanish Basketball Federation, Jorge Garbajosa, together with the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports of the Andalusian Junta, Arturo Bernal, and the mayor of the city Francisco Cuenca presented, on Tuesday, the basketball tournament presented by Spanish selection Absolute will play in Sports Palace.

will be marking FEB Celsius And although Sergio Scarillo’s team would have faced him at the start Canada And Argentina, who changed the classification for the World Cup that will be held in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia between August 25 and September 10 for the Argentine national team, made him change his opponent and be dominican republic The person who played the tournament.


Tickets that have already left for sale On the federation’s website, they go to the three matches to be played between 60 and 90 euros From funds, to 110 and 150 euros In the best areas of Zidane’s facility. It will be days From 17 to 19 August When meetings are held, this will be the last preparation before traveling to the headquarters where the focus will take place.


Francis Cuenca He noted in the presentation that this event is “the result of an alliance between institutions such as the Spanish federation, the military junta and the city council”. The mayor estimated that the city would receive revenue for the event, the Marathon, Padel World Tour and the Spanish Futsal Cup, between “40 and 50 million euros” and positioned the city as a “major organizer of sporting events”.

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for his part, Jorge Garpagosa He pointed out that “we wanted to recognize our history on the centenary, because we must not forget that we are currently No. 1 in the FIBA ​​ranking.” After the city’s praise, President of the CB Granada Foundation Oscar Fernandez Arenas And other collaborators stressed, “It will be one of the best tournaments to see because all the teams will bring our best players, even the Dominican Republic will attend with its main star, the power of the forward Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Cities Carl Anthony“.

finally, Arturo Bernal He highlighted the investment made by the Autonomous Community in sport since 2019, a figure he estimated at “30 million euros”, demonstrating “a genuine commitment to Andalusia being home to Spanish sports and events like this confirm it”. Apart from the three matches to be played, both the Football Association and the Metropolitan City Council are working, according to Garbagosa, to “implement Parallel activities Regardless of the installation traditions fan station“.

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