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Brazil national basketball team highlights the experience factor at 2019 FIBA ​​World Cup

Brazil national basketball team highlights the experience factor at 2019 FIBA ​​World Cup

Brazil has brought to 2019 FIBA ​​World Cup one of the highest average age teams. Abundant international experience will be a great weapon of this South American team.

Recently, the Brazilian Basketball Federation has officially announced a preliminary list of 15 players to attend 2019 FIBA ​​World Cup. Looking at the list, it is easy to recognize coach Aco Petrovic has highlighted economic factors. experience in the tournament in China.

In addition to the players who have played for many years in NBA such as Anderson Varejao, Marcelinho Huertas and Leandro Barbosa (at the same age of 36), Petrovic also summoned a 39-year-old veteran Alex Garcia and another experienced player, Marcus. Vieira. They all attended many World Cups.

Besides, the key factors in the American World Cup qualifiers such as Yago Mateus dos Santos and Lucas da Silva are still present. They will compete for China to play against NBA players Cristiano Felicio and Bruno Caboclo.

"We have 3 different groups of players, including experienced players, NBA players and young players who have played impressively in qualifying. This is a team that has a mix of equal and I'm happy with this list, "Petrovic said.

Leading the Brazilian team to China this August is coach Aco Petrovic, who was very popular after helping Croatia overcome Italian and Greek hosts in the 2016 Olympic qualifiers. He has led many clubs such as Vitor Benite. , Augusto Lima and Rafael Hettsheimeir.

Brazil will begin training to prepare for the FIBA ​​World Cup on July 26th in Goias. Later, they will play the first two friendly matches against Uruguay in the cities of Anapolis and Belem. After that, they will go to Lyon to attend the friendly match with the hosts France, Montenegro and Argentina.

"I used to work with most of these players, so the team already has a good idea and an element of strategy. I believe that 35 days is enough to get the best preparation for the tournament. After I will go through a complicated time to find the 12 best names, but every coach must do it. " Petrovic coach said.

At 2019 FIBA ​World Cup, Brazil will be in Group F with New Zealand, Montenegro and Greece. Brazil has had 2 world championships, but has not added any titles during the past 49 years. The last time they stood on the medal podium was in 1978 in the Philippines.