COMMUNICATION AREA FEB

The Selection is once again tested with a triangular that will be played in the Vista Alegre Pavilion in Córdoba, a city that receives the women’s national team for the first time. The first clash of this tournament will face Spain and Nigeria (Thursday, June 3 at 9:00 p.m.), a very attractive match between two teams that will be at the Tokyo Games and which can be followed in direct through Teledeporte.

After two weeks of work since the National Team played its last matches against France, the group is ready to compete again with the aim of finding the best version of the group as EuroBasket Valencia 2021 approaches (June 17-27) . He will face a Nigerian team that will show off their physical potential and therefore will demand the best effort from the team.

The contest will be special because when the captain Laia Palau jump to track will add 300 caps with the National Team, in such a way that she is consolidated as the player who has worn the national jersey the most times. A record figure that will continue to grow throughout this exciting summer and that will combine with the dispute of its tenth EuroBasket, equaling the player who had played the most European appointments, Uliana Semiónova (USSR).

This match against Nigeria is joined by another match against Belgium Saturday, June 5 (8:00 p.m.). An appointment that can also be followed through Teledeporte. On Friday, June 4, the Belgian and Nigerian teams will meet at 8:30 p.m.

Thus, the public of Córdoba will experience two high-level matches in Spain, which will mean the reunion of the National Team with the public after a year and a half without playing with the public at home. The last match that the women’s team played in front of their fans was on November 17, 2019 against France at the Municipal de Deportes de Palencia.

Laia Palau: “The style of play is going to be the same as always, defend a lot and run”

Captain Laia Palau commented that although the team “is under construction” the style of play is going to be the same as always: “defend a lot and run”. The player assured that there is a desire to compete after the two defeats against France, since it is in the matches where the competitive capacity of a group is best measured.

In this triangle, Spain will face two rivals “of entity” with two distinct and well-defined game philosophies. For the base, this weekend will be “important” to see where the National Team is facing the 2021 Valencia Eurobasket.

Lucas Mondelo: “This team is not going to disappoint at a competitive level”

Coach Lucas Monde added that the National Team “arrives quite well” to this tournament in Córdoba, although “growth training is still being done”, not party. “I’m happy because the players who were touched have already started training and will have the opportunity to play for a few minutes and pick up the rhythm”, he mentioned.

The national coach pointed out that “Winning three consecutive golds in a Eurobasket is quite difficult, history is against us because no team has done that for more than forty years“. Mondelo indicated that the team “He has his feet on the ground and all the illusion” and assured that “It won’t disappoint on a competitive level.”

After passing through Córdoba, the National Team will return to Valencia to face the final stretch of the preparation with another triangular in La Fonteta. There he will face Turkey (Thursday, June 10, 8:30 p.m.) and Italy (Saturday, June 12, 8:30 p.m.). This will be the team’s last stop before EuroBasket, which kicks off on June 17 with the group stage in which Spain will face Belarus, Sweden and Slovakia.

Spanish Roster

6. Silvia Domínguez

1.68

3. 4

Perfumeries Avenida

Base

2. Laia Flores

1.70

25

Spar Girona

Base

5. Cristina Ouviña

1.73

29

Valencia Basket

Base

9. Laia Palau

1.80

41

Spar Girona

Base

12. Maite Cazorla

1.78

2. 3

Perfumeries Avenida

Base-escort

18. Queralt Casas

1.77

28

Valencia Basket

Shooting guard

11. Leo Rodríguez

1.80

29

Perfumeries Avenida

Shooting guard

22. Maria Conde

1.86

24

USK Prague (RCH)

Eaves

7. Alba Torrens

1.90

31

UMMC Yekaterinburg (RUS)

Eaves

33. Laura Quevedo

1.84

25

Movistar Students

Eaves

14. Raquel Carrera

1.88

19

Valencia Basket

Wing-Pivot

20. Paula Ginzo

1.91

2. 3

Lointek Gernika

Power forward

24. Laura Gil

1.91

29

Valencia Basket

Power forward

13. Tamara Abalde

1.90

32

Duran M. Ensino

Pivot

3. Nogaye Lo

1.91

24

Lointek Gernika

Pivot

Nigeria Roster

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