The national coach, Sergio Scariolo, has announced the squad list for Spain’s last three matches in the first qualifying phase for the 2023 World Cup, made up of players who have already participated in previous Windows, in a combination of experience and youth.
Those summoned by Scariolo will meet next Monday the 27th in Zaragoza, where they will carry out the first training sessions and will play the first of the matches on Friday, July 1st, against North Macedonia. The National Team will also face Georgia, on Monday, July 4, in Tblisi, and Ukraine, on Thursday, July 7, in Riga. This last match is the one corresponding to the second Window, postponed last February due to the armed conflict.
The 15 players summoned are:
Jonathan Barreiro (Unibox)
Ferran Bassas (Badalona Youth)
Dario Brizuela (Unibox)
Quino Colom (AEK Athens)
Alberto Diaz (Unibox)
Dani Diez (Inherits San Pablo Burgos)
Jaime Fernandez (Unibox)
Frank War (Lenovo Tenerife)
Xabi López-Arostegui (Valencia Basket)
Joel Parra (Badalona Youth)
Jaime Pradilla (Valencia Basket)
Michael Saved (CB Gran Canaria)
Sebas Size (Almark Tokyo)
He hit me Sima (Baxi Manresa)
Santi Yusta (Casademont Zaragoza)
He will also participate in the concentration, as a guest, Tyson Perez (Morabank Andorra).
Scariolo: “Three very demanding games”
“As always, we have a very interesting mix of future projects and established players who have already contributed a lot to the National Team”, values the coach, Sergio Scariolo. “With them we want to face these three quite demanding games. Also, this working group will give us indications to choose which and how many of them will be part of the group that will prepare this year’s Eurobasket starting on August 1”.
Leading the delegation will be Jose Ignacio Hernandez (FEB Sports Director) and Carlos Jimenez (Team Manager), and the technical team will be made up of:
Sergio Scariolo (selector)
Louis Gil (coach)
Victor Garcia (coach)
Jorge Lorenzo (coach)
Angel Sanchez Canete (coach)
Salva Camps (coach)
Lorraine Torres (biomedical)
Enrique Salinas (physical trainer)
Javier Hernandez Bello (physical trainer)
Carlos Salas (doctor)
David Urban (physiotherapist)
Jordan Sospedra (physiotherapist)
Xavier Salvo (administrative delegate)
David Ortega (logistics delegate)
Tickets on sale now
#LaFamilia fans can now buy their tickets for the match against North Macedonia, which will be played on Friday, June 1 in Zaragoza, the only one of the three in this Window that Spain will play at home. Prices are popular, starting at €5.
Tickets can be purchased through the link.
Mathematically classified and second phase against Italy, Iceland and the Netherlands
In this first phase of qualifying for the 2023 World Cup, Spain is in second position in group G, although with one game less played, and is the only team with a balance without defeats: it has beaten North Macedonia away from home (65 -94) and at home to Georgia (89-61) and Ukraine (88-74). Both Spain and Georgia have mathematically assured their qualification for the second phase, in which they will face Italy, Iceland and the Netherlands, whose first Window will be played in August.