The Dominican quintet is already ranked, and concludes between next Friday and Monday the first round of qualifying towards world Cup 2023 with the option to add four points in visits to Canada and the Bahamas, which will be worth gold in the specific phase that will include windows in August, November and February.
Melvin Lopez’s men have been training since last weekend in Miami, Florida, from where they will travel to Hamilton, for Friday’s meeting against a Canadian team undefeated in four games (eight points).
Earlier, this Tuesday, the Dominican national team will hold a warm-up match with its American counterpart, at the Miami Heat’s training facility, starting at 11:30 am.
The North Americans have already announced the items they plan to take if they qualify for the World Cup in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia, but they won’t use this bug against the Dominicans as it was originally in their plans.
The Canadian Federation announced on its website that RJ Barrett (Knicks), Ushai Brissett (Pacers), Lewentz Dort (Thunder) and Jamal Murray (Nuggets) will train with the shamrock roster, but he won’t play this window.
On Monday, the Dominicans finished their first-stage schedule with a visit to the Bahamas. The Dominicans have seven points, the product of three victories and one setback. The split of honor in this conclusion could leave them 10, given the two next-round rivals they already know, Venezuela and Argentina, who arrive in the same units as the Canadians and the Duartes.
There are seven tickets in America for next year’s World Cup, the top three from each of two groups going to be split into the second round and the best fourth.