Spain got off to a good start Road To The Future Tour by beating Italy in the first of the four matches the team will play this summer. This Friday, the National Team faces the next challenge, to compete against one of the teams that will be in the World Cup, Belgium. The clash will take place at 9:00 p.m. at the Javier Imbroda Pavilion in Melilla and can be followed live through Telesport. Tickets are still available to attend the event.

The match against Italy was complex due to the high physical level proposed by the rival, although Spain knew how to maintain their superiority on the scoreboard at all times and did so from defense and team play with five outstanding players in attack: Silvia Domínguez (9), Maria Araújo (8), Paula Ginzo (9), María Conde (12) and Astou Ndour (10).

A good starting point on which to continue working in the next match against Belgium, a rival that in recent years has crossed La Familia’s path several times, making this matchup a classic on the continent. After obtaining bronze at the EuroBasket in Valencia, the Belgian team finished seventh at the Tokyo Olympics.
Despite the obvious step forward they have taken in recent years, the National Team is clearly dominant in the Spain-Belgium match. Of 18 meetings, the national team has won 16, leaving only two victories along the way, one in the group stage of the Tenerife World Cup and another in a friendly in 2019.

In the ranks of the Belgian team, its main stars, Emma Messeman and Julie Allemand, will be absent, but there will be many familiar faces and that is that up to five players from the rival squad have recently played in Spanish competitions: Julie Vanloo, Serena-Lynn Geldof, Heleen Nauwelaers , Laure Resimont and Emmanuella Mayombo. To them we must add the Massey sisters, who signed this Thursday for Movistar Estudiantes.