Australia, Japan (in the group of Spain), New Zealand and Lebanon complete the poster
Australia (gold), Japan (silver), New Zealand (bronze) and Lebanon (4th), the top four finishers of the U16 Asian Championship that ended this Sunday in Doha (Qatar), complete the lineup of the U17 World Cup Men’s that will be held in Andalusia from July 2 to 10. The Japanese will be one of Spain’s three rivals in Group B, which also includes Lithuania and the Dominican Republic.
Japan will be Spain’s third rival in group B of the Men’s U17 World Cupwhich will be held from the 2nd to the 10th of July in Andalusia. The Japanese, led by the Spanish Alexander Martinez, coach of the FEB in various stages, have been proclaimed runners-up in the U16 Asian Championship, which concluded this Sunday in Doha (Qatar). Australia, New Zealand and Lebanon have also secured a place for the World Cup. In the final, the Australians clearly beat Japan (94-63), while the New Zealanders won the third medal by defeating Lebanon (89-62).
In this way, the groups of the first phase of the championship are completed as follows:
GROUP A (Alhaurin de la Torre)
- New Zealand
B GROUP (Alhaurin de la Torre)
- Dominican Republic
GROUP C (Marbella)
GROUP D (Marbella)
Spain will play the three matches of the first phase and the round of 16 match at the El Limón pavilion in Alhaurín de la Torre, a town that will also host the Group A matches, from which the National Team’s rival will come out in the round of 16 . For its part, the United States, winner of the first five editions of the championship, and the rest of the teams in Groups C and D will play their matches from the initial phase and round of 16 at the Elena Benítez in San Pedro de Alcántara Marbella.
The Martín Carpena in Málaga will host the entire final phase from the quarterfinal round. The qualifying matches for ninth to sixteenth place will be played in Alhaurín de la Torre.
The organization of the FIBA ??U17 World Cup has the support of the Andalusian Government, the Malaga City Council, the Malaga Provincial Council and the Alhaurín de la Torre, Marbella and Fuengirola City Councils.