Coached by Sergio Scariolo Spain national team this week also played two control matches against the same team – Greece. If in Athens, Spain lost 70:86 without stopping Gianni Antetokounmpo, on Thursday in Madrid the Spaniards achieved revenge – 87:80. True, Greek star G. Antetokounmpo did not play in this match.
Already after the second meeting, S. Scariolo announced that a member of Real Madrid will not be able to help the national team in the European Championship Alberto Abalde. The 26-year-old 202 cm striker will not participate in the tournament due to a foot injury.
For his part, S. Scariolo thanked another player for his work in the training camps – Zaragoza “Casademont” striker Santi Yusta, who will not go to the championship.
16 candidates of the Spanish national team will fly to Gran Canaria. Among them will be the 20-year-old Houston Rockets talent who missed the match against the Greeks Usman Garuba, but S. Scariolo has no hopes that he will play in the first meeting with the Lithuanians. According to the coach himself, the 203 cm tall forward who recently joined the team is “far from optimal” athletic form.
As already mentioned, the Spanish national team will play against the Lithuanians in Gran Canaria on August 16, and on August 18 the teams will meet in Vilnius.
Candidates for the Spanish national team:
Defenders: Lorenzo Brown, Quino Colom, Dario Brizuela, Jaime Fernandez, Sergio Llull, Juan Nunez;
Strikers: Rudy Fernandez, Juancho Hernangomez, Xabi Lopez-Arostegui, Joel Parra;
Midfielders: Usman Garuba, Yankuba Sima, Fran Guerra, Willy Hernangomez, Jaime Pradilla, Sebastian Saiz.
Eurobasket 2022 In the tournament, the Spanish national team will play in Group A with Turkey, Montenegro, Georgia, Belgium and Bulgaria
The Lithuanian national team will compete in Group B with France, Slovenia, Germany, Hungary and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The championship will start on September 1 and will last for a little more than two weeks.
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