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Basketball: Azzurri from Pinzolo to Bologna for a friendly match with France

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(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 10 – After the training camp in Pinzolo (Trento), the national basketball team moves to Bologna, where next Friday, August 12, they will play the first of four friendlies against France in view of the qualifying matches at the 2023 World Cup and at the European Championships in September. The coach, Gianmarco Pozzecco, reduced the number of athletes available to 15, authorizing Gabriele Procida and Matteo Spagnolo to leave the meeting.

“It made me suffer to make these decisions in a context where things are proceeding in harmony, but it is inevitable. I don’t want to call them ‘cuts’ because the Azzurri’s adventure is long and unfolds over several competitions even during the year. Procida and Spanish have the future ahead of them judging by the crazy talent, also confirmed by the Nba Draft.

I thank them, and these are not words of convenience, for their commitment in these days “.

After the match against France, the Azzurri will meet again on the evening of August 14 in view of the departure the following day for Montpellier, where a second match against the French is scheduled for Tuesday 16. Following the transfer to Hamburg for the Supercup (19 August against Serbia and 20 August against Germany or the Czech Republic). Before the European Championships in Milan the qualifying matches for the World Cup are scheduled: on 24 August against Ukraine against the neutral in Riga in Latvia and on 27 August at PalaLeonessa in Brescia with Georgia. (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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