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Vitor Benite believes Brazil will pass the group stage of 2019 FIBA ​​World Cup

Vitor Benite believes Brazil will pass the group stage of 2019 FIBA ​​World Cup

Brazilian defender Vitor Benite said that South American representatives gathered enough elements of talent and experience to reach the top 16 at FIBA ​​World Cup 2019.

Vitor Benite, defender of the Brazilian team, understands the difficulties that are waiting to represent South America at FIBA ​​World Cup 2019. He has experienced the same thing 3 summer ago, when attending the national team to attend the term. 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil is the strongest team in South America, but their opponents are not weak either. Despite defeating Spain and Nigeria, the home team could not enter the quarterfinals after the close defeat against Lithuania, Croatia and Argentina.

The road to the World Championship in China is also full of difficulties for Brazil. They can only win tickets in the final moments of the American qualifiers and will face Greece, Montenegro and New Zealand at Group F of the finals.

"It's one of the toughest matches at FIBA ​​World Cup," Benite said. "Any game is a tough fight, but we have enough talent and experience to win tickets if we play with the right power".

"Greece is a very strong team, while Montenegro has many good players, such as Nikola Vucevic, an All-star player in the NBA. New Zealand always plays with excitement and determination in both. two heads ", Vitor Benite said about the opponent.

For Benite, Greece is of course the toughest opponent in Group F. European representatives have the presence of the number one NBA player at the time, current MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. "Giannis is the world's top player. However, it would be wrong to focus on him alone."

"They have a lot of quality players in different positions who can make the difference like Kostas Papanikolaou or Nick Calathes. We will have to defend very well and make it difficult for them to finish".

Plus points for Brazil basketball team when they encounter Greece as their coach, Aco Petrovic, had good memories of this European team. He led the Croatian team over Giannis Antetokounmpo and the 2016 Olympic qualifiers in Turin.

At 29, this is only the first time Vitor Benite has ever attended the World Cup. "I have been practicing very hard to prepare for the training. I feel very good, both physically and mentally. We have always thought about the World Cup since winning the ticket and it was so exciting when it was come close".