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Italy shortened the list of 2019 FIBA ​​World Cup after losing at home

Italy shortened the list of 2019 FIBA ​​World Cup after losing at home

Italy removed three names from the 2019 FIBA ​​World Cup list after losing the title of friendlies champion at Verona to the Russians.

Italy broke up three players Andrea Cinciarini, Riccardo Moraschini and Michele Vitali after the Verona Cup friendly closed. Famous players who are on leave like Danilo Gallinari, Nicolo Melli or captain Luigi Datome are still retained. This trio will definitely not attend the upcoming Acropolis Cup in Greece.

However, the Italian team is still very formidable with the return of NBA star Marco Belinelli. He was fully energized after a period of physical recovery. Besides, Alessandro Gentile, Awudu Abass, Amadeo Della Valle and Daniel Hackett are still in very good form.

In the Verona Cup, Italy can only finish second after victories over Venezuela and Senegal. They conceded the championship to Russia after the first defeat in the preparation for 2019 FIBA ​​World Cup.

Italy had a training match with Venezuela before leaving for Greece to attend the Acropolis Cup friendly in Athens. They will continue to confront Greece, Serbia and Turkey before flying to China.

At FIBA ​​World Cup 2019, Italy basketball will compete in Group D in Foshan City. They will open the first FIBA ​​World Cup campaign after 13 years with the Philippines. They met Angola two days later before facing the world runner-up Serbia.