And it seems like yesterday … Today September 15, 2021 two years have passed since one of the most legendary feats in the history of the Men’s National Team: his second World Gold medal defeating Argentina in the final, just two days after the most dramatic and exciting match in recent times, the semi-final against Australia, which Spain ended up winning after two overtime periods as agonizing as they were spectacular.
The second star of world champions, 13 years after the first, and with two protagonists who repeated: Rudy and Marc.
95-75 to Argentina (43-31 at halftime) after which, in addition, Ricky was crowned undisputed MVP of the World Cup. It was the culmination of a practically perfect championship, in which Spain counted its eight games by victories: over Tunisia (101-62), Puerto Rico (73-63), Iran (73-65), Italy (67-60), Serbia (81-69), Poland (90-78), Australia (95-88) and finally Argentina. The National Team blew up absolutely all the predictions.
The 12 heroes on the track are on everyone’s mind: alongside the captain Rudy Fernández, Ricky Rubio, Quino Colom, Sergio Llull, Pau Ribas, Xavi Rabaseda, Javi Beirán, Pierre Oriola, Víctor Claver, Juancho Hernangómez, Willy Hernangómez and Marc Gasol. And on the bench, of course, Sergio Scariolo.
This is how captain Rudy Fernández remembered the first anniversary of the second star