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Brazil will host the FIBA ​​AmeriCup 2022

Brazil will host the FIBA ​​AmeriCup 2022 to be played from September 2-11 next year.

The FIBA ​​AmeriCup, the continent’s most important basketball competition, will hold its 19th edition of the men’s tournament one year after its original date due to the postponement due to the covid-19 pandemic. The tournament returns to Brazil for the first time since 1984, when it was held in São Paulo and FIBA ​​Hall of Famer Oscar Schmidt led the hosts to gold.

Twelve selected will participate, as in 2017: Argentina, Canada, Colombia, United States, Virgin Islands, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Venezuela and the organizer, Brazil.

In 2017, the United States defeated Argentina 81-76 in the final and was crowned champion in the first FIBA ​​AmeriCup held in three countries: Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay. The last time a local team was champion: Argentina, in Mar del Plata 2011.

“It is an honor and a privilege to return to Brazil to play the FIBA ​​AmeriCup 2022. FIBA ​​and the CBB (Brazilian Basketball Confederation) have been working together for a long time and now have a very structured and inspiring plan to bring this event to Brazil.” said the executive director of FIBA ​​in the Americas, Carlos Alves.

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