With the place to the quarterfinals already assured, the Women’s National Team faces Canada (03:00 in the morning of Saturday 31 to Sunday 1 August) on the last day of the group stage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Spain and Canada will meet for the second time in the Games. In Rio 2016, also on the last day of the group stage, Lucas Mondelo’s team beat the North American 73-60. Two years later, in Tenerife, both teams met again in the 2018 World Cup quarterfinals. A very tight match in which a great last quarter propelled Spain with an outstanding performance from Queralt Casas.
That was the fourth and last official meeting between the two countries to date. In the first, at the 1994 World Cup in Australia, Canada achieved its only victory against Spain in an official match. Twelve years later, at the 2006 World Cup in Brazil, the National Team began its dominance over Canada.
A domain that is maintained by opening the list to friendly matches. A total of 30. The last in Brussels, in the preparation of EuroBasket 2019, and that left the historical series for Spain in a clear 24-6. Or what is the same, a 27-7 on the aggregate. What’s more, Spain has prevailed in the last 17 games against Canada. The last defeat, the one already mentioned in the 1994 World Cup.
All official Spain vs Canada
- 1. 1994 World Cup (7th / 8th place): Spain vs Canada (65-70)
- 2. World Cup 2006 (second phase): Spain vs Canada (85-57)
- 3. Olympic Games 2016 (first phase): Spain vs Canada (73-60)
- 4. World Cup 2018 (quarter-finals): Spain vs Canada (68-53)
* In bold, victories of the Women’s National Team