Lithuanian Rivals: The Australian national team scored for gold


Two tickets to the next round will include teams from Lithuania, Canada, Australia and Senegal.

Even in the group that received the label of "deaths", Australia is distinguished as a secondary favorite.

"We'll have to play our best basketball to get to the next stage and that's a good situation. We have to be ready to play from the first game and be particularly focused on the preparation, "said A.Lemanis, following the official FIBA ​​website.

FIBA ranked sixth in the FIBA ​​ranking. Australia is eleven years old, Canada is 23 years old and Senegal is the 37th.

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"The reality of the world championship is that it has to play with good teams." Basketball is so global nowadays that there is no easy rival, the group stage will be interesting because we will find three different game styles from Europe, America and Africa. international tournament does not have a single form of play and is part of the challenge, "said a leader of the Australian team.

The Australian ancestor in Lithuania's selection distinguished John Valančiūnas and Domantas Sabonis, while the Canadian team should be led by Andrew Wiggins, Yamal Murray and Kylly Olynyka. The Senegalese leader is called Gorgu Diengas.

AFP / Scanpix Photo / Australian Team

AFP / Scanpix Photo / Australian Team

Like Canada, Australia can compete with NBA players alone. They have stars like Ben Simmons, Aron Baynes, Patty Mills and Joe Ingles.

"After the sails, the world championship has become more realistic because we are already seeing what is waiting for us. Now we can start doing our best to win the gold medal, "said A. Lemanis, ambitious Australian goals.

The Australian team will start on September 1 with Canada and on September 5 will play for Lithuania.


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