In the playoff round of the last ticket to the Americas next FIBA World Cup qualifiers, Paraguay won the pass thanks to a win over Bolivia and Chile’s victory over Nicaragua. In Thursday’s first game in Group B, Juan Pablo Velic’s side won 77-49, breaking a two-game losing streak in the key. At the end of the competition, Perugia needed players across the Andes to gain the ranking.
La Roja, host of the competition at the Olympic Training Center in Santiago, beat Central America 82-63. The combination of results in Paraguay, Nicaragua and Bolivia left a balance of 1 (win) -2 (defeats), but in tie-break standards the national quintet took advantage of the points for and against (+21 with -21 from Nicaragua and -76 from Bolivia).
In the tournament, Guaraní fell 76-73 against Nicaragua on July 13 and 66-62 against Chile on July 14. For their part, the Bahamas and Cuba advanced from the first group. The top 16 stage will award seven venues for the 2023 World Cup, which will be held in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia. Other classifieds are Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, United States, Venezuela and the US Virgin Islands.