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Spain has played a total of 19 matches –between official and friendly- against the three rivals that have corresponded to them in the first qualifying phase for the 2023 World Cup. The balance is positive: 16-3. The most recent duels are the two against Ukraine from three years ago, precisely on the road to China 2019.

Spain has played Ukraine 12 times since it disbanded from the USSR in 1992. More than half of the matches were friendly and the balance is 9-3 in favor of the National Team, although in the last two there were victories. : they corresponded precisely to the second qualifying phase for the 2019 World Cup, both were played in 2018, in Kiev with 76-65 for the Ukrainians and in Tenerife with 72-68 for Spain. It was the victory that definitively sealed the passport for China.

The history of confrontations between Spain and Georgia is as meager as a single match: it was played in Celje in the 2013 Eurobasket with a clear victory for the National Team. Months ago, Spain and Georgia already fell into the same group of the first phase of Eurobasket 2022, which will be played precisely on Georgian soil.

And against Macedonia (since 2019, North Macedonia), Spain have only met 6 times. Only one of those matches was in official competition, but it is unforgettable: the 2011 Eurobasket semifinal in Kaunas, with the memorable 35 points (with 5 of 9 triples) from Juan Carlos Navarro and point guard McCalebb in front. The five friendlies against the Macedonians, all on the Spanish court: Fuenlabrada, Santiago, León, Madrid and Logroño.

UKRAINE (9-3)

  • 1992 friendly 103-109
  • 1993 friendly 83-87
  • 1993 friendly 83-61
  • 1997 Eurobasket 82-54
  • 1997 Pre-European 83-66
  • 1998 friendly 80-60
  • 1998 Pre-European 80-51
  • 2003 friendly 95-56
  • 2005 friendly 82-49
  • 2014 friendly 71-63
  • 2018 World Cup 65-76
  • 2018 World Cup 72-68

NORTH MACEDONIA (6-0)

  • 1999 friendly 74-66
  • 2011 Eurobasket 92-80
  • 2013 friendly 66-61
  • 2013 friendly 77-56
  • Friendly 2015 94-63
  • Friendly 2015 88-54

GEORGIA (1-0)

  • 2013 Eurobasket 83-59

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