The Vice President of the Spanish Federation and President of the Andalusian Federation, Antonio de Torreshas been in charge of officially presenting the Spain-Ukraine match for the second qualifying window for the 2023 World Cup. Along with him, they were present at the Elizabeth Albasfirst deputy mayor of the Córdoba City Council and delegate for tourism, equality, solidarity and economic development; Manuel Torrejimenodelegate councilor for education, childhood, health, consumption and sports and president of IMDECO; Elizabeth Sanchezgeneral director of planning, facilities and sporting events of the Junta de Andalucía; Immaculate Troncosoterritorial delegate for education and sports of the Junta de Andalucía in Córdoba; Antonio Raul Rapullogovernment delegate in Córdoba; Christina Casanovaterritorial delegate for culture and historical heritage of Córdoba; Antonio deTorres, vice president of the FEB and president of the FAB; Carlos Jimenez, team manager FEB; Fernando Romey, ambassador FEB; Joseph Louis PenaFAB vice president and delegate in Huelva; Antonio Guillengeneral secretary of the FAB and Jose Manuel Almagrodirector of the business area in Córdoba at CaixaBank.

The event was opened by the president of the FAB, Antonio de Torres, who, after welcoming the attendees, expressed his gratitude to both the Junta de Andalucía and the Córdoba city council for allowing, with their collaboration, the celebration of an event of these characteristics. to our land, with all that promotion entails both at a sporting and tourist level. The Andalusian leader also wanted to make an appeal to the fans who attend the game to encourage Spain but without forgetting to give all the possible love to the Ukrainian team, whose country is going through the delicate moment that we all know.

Next, the general director of planning, facilities and sporting events, Isabel Sánchez, after the corresponding thanks, wanted to highlight the ambition of the Andalusian Government with sport, which led our community to be declared in 2021 European Region of Sport , hosting a large number of sporting events throughout the year, among which basketball had a great representation, but emphasizing that in 2022 they will not give up, quite the opposite, because our land will host, and in fact it is already hosting , many great events also during this year.

The act was closed by the first deputy mayor of the Cordoba city council, Isabel Albas, who thanked the trust placed in Cordoba by the Spanish Federation to bring the senior team to Cordoba. Likewise, the mayor of Cordoba expressed the pride of all the people of Cordoba for hosting this great sporting event. She also wanted to join the request of the president of the FAB to try to encourage the Ukrainian delegation, and, in the same way, encouraged participants and visitors to enjoy all that Cordoba has to offer at all levels.