Basketball: The Cuban national team will play in the United States with more casualties due to visa problems

Basketball: The Cuban national team will play in the United States with more casualties due to visa problems

Pedro Bombino in the Argentine League. Photo: www.laliganacional.com.ar

The Cuban basketball team will appear with only eight players in its first appearance in the qualifiers for the 2025 FIBA ​​World Cup, scheduled for next February 22 in the city of Osceola, United States, against the local team.

Coach Osmil Planas will not be able to rely on Pedro Bombino and Marcos Chacon in that confrontation, who did not obtain a visa to enter the country, according to what was reported by the Associated Press. NB Published by the Sports Portal He hits.

The representatives, who traveled to the party headquarters on Tuesday, blamed the absence of Howard St. Ross and Yuanque Mencia “due to cases linked to their documentation,” according to what the President of the Cuban Basketball Federation, Dalia, told the media. A few days ago Henry.

St. Ross has emerged as one of three new players on the island's roster who will face the challenge of returning to the AmeriCup, in this case to the edition the Nicaraguan capital will host next year.

The publication highlights that the Cuban will “have to improvise” on the field at the Silver Spur Arena, and take into account “less tactical and more physical aspects” in order to avoid exhausting those who will be in charge. commitment.

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Henry L confirmed He hits The four players ruled out will now be available for the return match against the Americans scheduled for February 25 at the Ciudad Deportiva Coliseum in Havana.

To qualify for the 2025 America's Cup, the Cuban national team must finish the qualifying process among the best three in Group D, which, in addition to the United States, includes the Bahamas and Puerto Rico.

The goal seems complicated. In recent confrontations with these competitors, the results were not favourable.

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