Argentine basketball striker Patricio Garino confirmed, on Wednesday, that the first match of the series against Canada will be a real test for the match against Canada, which corresponds to the 2023 World Cup qualifiers to be held in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia.
Garino stressed that the match against Canada, which will be held on Thursday 25th of this month in Victoria, is “a crucial test for the group given the level of the opponent and the long journey involved, and stressed that” be prepared. We know it’s going to be very difficult, that almost all of them are NBA players and they have grown a lot over the years.”
The Mar del Plata periphery player, who is currently in Basket Girona, also expressed his “excitement” for the opportunity to prepare and play in his hometown, where the second game will be played out the window, on Monday 29, against the Bahamas.
In the same vein, Nicolas Porcino (Gran Canaria goalkeeper), another player mentioned by coach Nestor “Che” Garcia, said the group “feels comfortable” with the coach’s idea of the match, and emphasized that in the duel against Canada will be “a fundamental” defensive side ” And you won’t lose a lot of balls.”
The Argentine national team continued its practice today in Mar del Plata, in view of the crossings with Canada and the Bahamas at the end of this month. The team led by Nestor “Che” Garcia trained in the morning at the Islas Malvinas Sports Center in the seaside resort, where they have been since Monday, after four days of preparations in Bahía Blanca.
In the exercises at the Mar del Plata Sports Center, with physical and tactical routines, the other 12 who were called took part: guards Facundo Campazzo (Denver Nuggets, USA), Nicolas Laprovittola (Barcelona, Spain) and José Veldoza (Flamingo, Brazil ); shooting guards Leandro Bolmaro (Utah Jazz, USA) and Carlos Delfino (Libertas Pizarro, Italy); forwards Gabriel Deck (Real Madrid, Spain), Juan Pablo Follet (Baxi Manresa, Spain) and Maximo Villerup (Basket Girona, Spain); Power forwards Tomas Shapiro (Bosco Athletic Union, Spain) and Juan Francisco Fernandez (Fuenlabrada, Spain), trainees Marcos D’Elia (BC Wolves, Lithuania) and Tiavik Galeese (Institut Cordoba).
On their way to the World Cup finals to be held jointly in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia between August 25 and September 10, 2023, Argentina qualify 5-1 in the qualifiers. (blameable)