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FIBA places Spain as the second gold candidate… after Australia!

07/20/2021 at 5:11 PM CEST

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FIBA has published an analysis on the path of the 12 national teams towards the Olympic Games, which it calls ‘power ranking’. In it, place Spain as a second gold medal candidate in Tokyo, only behind & mldr; Australia. The United States is awarded the third position.

The report – which warns that it is subjective – specifies that it is not about predictions but an analysis based exclusively on the results obtained in the preparation matches. Australia reaches the first position thanks especially to his victory over the United States in Las Vegas, to which he added as many over Argentina Y Nigeria, missing a second test against the USA for health reasons.

The Australian squad is brimming with talent and experience under the leadership of Patty mills, and it is led by a new coach, Brian Goorjian, who already managed the team years ago.

Spain, second

Only behind the ‘aussies’ is Spain in this ranking. Its four victories in the first four preparation matches stand out – all with double victories over Iran and France – and the report considers that lThe National Team has a “habit of winning & rdquor ;. Spain is 2nd in the world in the official FIBA ​​ranking in absolute category and current world champion since the unforgettable 2019 China Championship.

After Spain, FIBA ​​places the United States, the product of its two initial defeats against Nigeria and Australia: the same defeats that they had conceded, in preparation games, in the previous 29 years & mldr; The USA, yes, have reacted by defeating Argentina and Spain.

Nigeria – which has beaten the United States and Argentinaa- and Slovenia that has the ‘Doncic factor- are the following, from a relationship that the hosts and Iran close.

THE ‘POWER RANKING’ FIBA:

1 Australia

2 SPAIN

3 United States

4 Nigeria

5 Slovenia

6 France

7 Italy

8 Argentina

9 Germany

10 Czech Republic

11 Japan

12 Iran

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