Panama is trying to reach the Basketball World Cup

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  • Thu, 06/21/2018 - 18:41
  • EFE

The Panamanian major basketball team completed today its last training in the Central American country and is ready to travel tomorrow to Argentina, where it will face the Albicelestes next June 28 at the start of the third window of the qualifiers for the World Cup China 2019.

The duel between Argentines and Panamanians will take place at the Estadio Aldo Cantoni in the province of San Juan.

After the game against the Argentines, the Panamanians will move on Friday June 29 to the city of Asunción; to play on July 1 in Paraguay at the sports stadium San José.

The Panamanian team, which is led by Spanish Manuel Hussein, is third in Group A with six points, below the teams of Uruguay and Argentina, first and second of the group, respectively.

The Panamanians will travel to South America to seal their qualification to the other round of the qualifier with a team led by the forward of the San Martín de Corrientes Argentine basketball Michael Hicks and the center of the Miners of Zacatecas, Jaime Lloreda.

The best three teams of each group will go to the next round, which will be organized in two new groups with six countries each, which will finish playing in February 2019 and the first three of each group and the best fourth will qualify to the World Cup.

Panama’s Basketball team

Shooting guards: Trevor Gaskins, Eugenio Luzcando, Carlos Javier, Rodriguez, Joel Muñoz and Pablo Rivas.

Power forward: Josimar Ayarza, Ernesto Oglivie, Michael Hicks,  Alejandro Grant, Daniel Girón and Alejandro Grant.

Center: Javier Carter and Jaime Lloreda.


Source: EFE

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