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After the unsuccessful start, the U19 Latvian basketball players will fight with Australia



Ojārs Bērziņš, at Sportzinas.com
Photo: FIBA

Latvian basketball team U19 today in Greece in its second World Cup match competes with Australian peers.

B Match will start at 16 o'clock in Latvian time, broadcasting live on the official Youtube channel of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).

The Latvian team will conclude a group tournament Tuesday when they meet with their peers from Canada.

It has already been reported that young basketball players of Latvia at the first tournament match of 79:93 admitted the Mali team while Australia lost 76:81 from Canada.

Subgroup B teams will meet with one of the subgroups of the United States, Lithuania, Senegal or New Zealand after the completion of a round of eighth round. Meanwhile, in the sub-group C, Argentina, Greece, the Philippines and Russia are fighting, while in subgroups D, China, Puerto Rico, Serbia and France play matches.

Latvian juniors got the right to play in the World Cup, winning second place at the European Championships last year. Meanwhile, meanwhile, he triumphed last year at the African championships U18.

In preparations for the World Cup, Latvians took seven test games to win two wins. First, Russia was twice recognized (66:74 and 95:97), followed by Lithuania (72:75) and victory (84:82), followed by losses in Australia (61:85) and Estonian U20 . (60:69). After finishing the World Cup, Latvia beat her peers from China (94:76).

It has already been reported that one of his potential leaders Arthur Zagar, who had an ankle surgery in the fall, could not help U19 in the World Cup. True, a large part of the team who won silver last year helped the national unit.

Selection of the World Cup Prize in Iraq, which is on the island of Crete. The tournament will last until July 7th.

In the World Cup U19 World Cup competition, Latvia is represented for the third time. The 9th place was won in 1999 and the tenth place in Riga in 2011.

Latvia is the only country in Europe whose young teams will take part in the World Cup U19 this summer, both for boys and girls as well as for the European Championships in all six groups.

Candidates for basketball men in men's category U19:

Omar Bērziņš (UCAM, Murcia, Spain), Rodrigo Bumeister ("Jekabpils" / "SMSCredit.lv"), Arturs Kurucs (Vitorijin "Kirolbet Baskonia", Spain), Walter Weber, Armands Berķis (Andor Morabanc, Spain), David Viksne ("Ventspils"), Adrian Šnipke, Edward Mežulis (and "University of Latvia"), Oskars Hlebovickis ("Jurmala" / "Betsafe"), Anrijs Miška ("Tormes" Salamanke, Spain), Marcis Steinberg (Gran Canaria) Herbalife, Spain / Ogre), Richard Vitoļskis ("Ventspils University College").


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