Spain will round off this Sunday at the Ciudad de Cáceres Multipurpose Pavilion the path that has led it to the World Cup this summer (6:00 p.m., Teledeporte) with a balance of 8 victories in 9 games in this second qualifying phase. Italy, second in the group and also classified, will be the rival. The party is sponsored by the Junta de Extremadura, through FEDER funds.
After their victory on Thursday in Reykjavík against Iceland (61-80), the National Team faces their last commitment of the qualifying phase for the World Cup this summer on Asian lands this Sunday at the Multipurpose Pavilion in Cáceres. obtained a mathematical passport last November. The last rival will be Italy, second in the group and also with a guaranteed place in the world championship, which will undoubtedly want to return to Spain the defeat conceded in November in front of their fans.
A meeting full of incentives (the leadership of Group L is at stake) that is sponsored by the Junta de Extremadura, through FEDER funds and that will be televised live by Teledeporte (6:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. in Canary Islands). It will be the third match of La Familia in Cáceres (victories in 1974 and 2008 against Argentina and Russia) and the first official one.
The last 500 tickets to watch the game at the Multipurpose Stadium will go on sale at the ticket offices of the pavilion from 9:30 am with prices between 40 and 20 euros.
Spain, from Friday in Cáceres
On the Icelandic field, the success of the three-point shots, the work of Miquel Salvó and the high level of competitiveness of the entire team signed the eighth victory of this phase, in which the umpteenth absolute international debut in the recent history of the Selection, in this case that of Jaume Sorolla.
The Spanish expedition landed in Cáceres on Friday afternoon and has been preparing this latest assault ever since, once again under the direct orders of Sergio Scariolo.
In the absence of this last day, the balance of the National Team in this second and final qualifying phase, which started in November 2021, is 8 victories in the 9 games recorded, having only conceded on their visit to Georgia last summer. A few months ago, they beat Italy in Pesaro (84-88) in a spectacular match finale, resolved in extra time. In a packed arena of 10,000 Italian fans, Spain sealed the victory with a particularly stellar performance by Jaime Fernández, who scored 10 of the team’s 18 points in the extra 5 minutes.