The Absolute Men’s National Team begins this Monday the route of the last Window of the first qualifying phase for the 2023 World Cup, which is already mathematically assured. The players summoned by Sergio Scariolo will meet at noon in Zaragoza, where they will remain until Sunday, after their first match, on Friday against North Macedonia. The team will travel to Tbilisi on the same Sunday.

The Window will be completed on Monday the 4th against Georgia in Tbilisi and on Thursday the 7th in Riga against Ukraine, the match that was postponed in the February Window due to the outbreak of the war. Three games that the coach describes as “quite demanding” and that “will give us indications to choose which and how many of them will be part of the group that will prepare from August 1 in Eurobasket this year”.

The players who will attend the call are Jonathan Barreiro (Unicaja), Ferran Bassas (Joventut Badalona), Darío Brizuela (Unicaja), Quino Colom (AEK Atenas), Alberto Díaz (Unicaja), Dani Díez (Hereda San Pablo Burgos), Jaime Fernández (Unicaja), Fran Guerra (Lenovo Tenerife), Xabi López-Aróstegui (Valencia Basket), Joel Parra (Joventut Badalona), Jaime Pradilla (Valencia Basket), Miquel Salvó (Gran Canaria), Sebas Saiz (Almark Tokyo), Yankuba Sima (Baxi Manresa) and Santi Yusta (Casademont Zaragoza). Tyson Pérez (Morabanc Andorra) will also participate in training sessions as a guest.

After their victories over North Macedonia away from home (65-94) and at home against Georgia (89-61) and Ukraine (88-74), Spain is now mathematically qualified for the second qualifying round for the 2023 World Cup , in which it will have Italy, Iceland and the Netherlands as rivals, and whose first Window will be played in August, on the dates prior to the Eurobasket.