Argentina debuted with a victory in the U17 Basketball World Cup

July 2, 2022 – 2:03 PM

Argentina U-17 debuted this afternoon with a victory over its pair from Egypt by 59-50, in a match corresponding to the opening day of the World Cup in the category, which takes place in the city of Malaga, Spain.

In a match valid for zone D of the ecumenical event, the team led by Cordoba Leonardo Gutiérrez (current coach of Olímpico de La Banda) won with the following progression: 18-16, 32-25, 46-35 and 59- fifty


The forward of Estudiantes de Madrid, Lucas Giovanetti, was the outstanding figure of the albiceleste quintet in this first official commitment that was held in the San Pedro Alcántara gym in the Andalusian city.

The young man born in Escobar, category 2005, finished with a list of 22 points (7-9 in doubles, 2-6 in triples, 2-2 in free throws), 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 28 minutes.


In addition, Lautaro Viatri, son of Lucas (current soccer player for Peñarol de Montevideo), scored 7 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 21 minutes, according to the website of the International Federation (FIBA).

When will Argentina play again?

Argentina will take on the second match of the zone this Sunday, starting at 10:30 in Buenos Aires, facing Poland, which today lost in the premiere against Australia, 85-68.



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