◇ 1st ◇ Men’s 1st League ◇ Saitama Super Arena
Japan in Group C, ranked 42nd in the world ranking, was completely defeated by the powerful Argentina in 4th place, and did not advance to the quarterfinals.
Captain Yuta Watanabe (26 = Raptors), who scored 17 points, sat down on the bench with a white towel on his head after the match.
In the coverage area, he said, “I don’t think it’s a shame this time. Although the gap with the world is narrowing, each other country is making efforts to win. It wasn’t enough … “he recalled with tears.