The Purple Room of the Municipality of Pesaro hosted at the moment the press convention for the presentation of Italy-Spain, a match legitimate for World Cup qualification that can be performed between Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines in the summertime of 2023.

Tomorrow at 21.00 the Azzurri face Spain on the Vitrifrigo Area in Pesaro (Rai 2, Eleven and Sky Sport), then the journey to Tbilisi towards Georgia (November 14, 16.00 Italian, on Rai 3, Eleven and Sky Sport) .

The FIP president can be on the audio system’ desk for at the moment’s press convention Giovanni Petrucci the mayor of Pesaro Matteo Ricci the coach of the nationwide crew Gianmarco Pozzecco the Blue Amedeo Tessitori and the final supervisor of Grasp Group Sport, FIP business advisor, Antonio Santa Maria .

The mayor of Pesaro Matteo Ricci opened the interventions: “I thank the FIP for selecting us, as you possibly can think about that we needed to take care of a number of issues in these hours after the horrible earthquake yesterday morning Luckily, the Vitrifrigo Area didn’t encounter any issues and we have been subsequently in a position to affirm the occasion with none issues. Few cities in Italy reside basketball like Pesaro, the primary due to President Petrucci is for the Federal Heart that can be born in our metropolis. We’re delighted to host such an necessary match, which is able to see the Azzurri on the pitch towards the European and world champions. I had no doubts in regards to the metropolis’s response, however to be bought out already just a few days earlier than the sport stunned me too.”

Then it was the flip of the president of the FIP Giovanni Petrucci: “Thanks mayor, Pesaro by no means betrays and I’m very connected to this metropolis. In Pesaro, CONI President Giovanni Malagò and Sports activities Minister Andrea Abodi, who’ve at all times been associates of basketball and the Azzurri, may also come to cheer on Italy. Nevertheless, I can not assist however complain that this choice has been left alone. By no means a telephone name from a president, by no means a telephone name from a coach to Pozzecco. Many good gamers will take the sphere tomorrow however many others haven’t been in a position to attain us. The place is it written {that a} non-public entity should rely greater than a world federation? It simply occurs in basketball. I spoke with Giuseppe Manfredi, president of volleyball, his alternatives have many months of assembly whereas we have now to ask for just a few extra days. Scariolo was form sufficient to ship Nico Mannion a day upfront, however I repeat that from the subsequent name up, all the perfect gamers from the primary day of the match can be referred to as up, with none exception. We proceed on our means however this case can not final for much longer as a result of the choice has been left alone, Pozzecco too”.

Coach Pozzecco: “I thank president Petrucci, as a result of by entrusting me with the bench of the nationwide crew, he allowed me to expertise essentially the most thrilling moments of my profession. Within the EuroBasket, I had a crew able to thrilling and I do know from expertise that to convey feelings you must be the primary to get excited. The president protects me, I shield my gamers: I do not tolerate that lots of them reside in uncertainty, that they’re pressured to make choices that aren’t inside their competence. I remind everybody that Achille Polonara throughout the Euros has chosen to remain on the assembly, renouncing to attend the delivery of his son, solely and completely due to a sense of brotherhood that was created throughout the crew. I demand respect for the gamers, not solely these of the nationwide crew, who for me stay the perfect element of the motion. Enjoying a window on this interval could be very sophisticated, if we don’t really feel the solidarity of Italian basketball it’s inevitable that we’ll really feel alone”.

Amedeo Tessitori spoke in regards to the match towards Spain: “Tomorrow we have now an important match towards a decidedly formidable opponent. We are going to want a really excessive stage efficiency, I’m certain that additionally due to the assist of the Pesaro public we’ll play a excessive stage sport”.

“After the success of the EuroBasket in Milan, one other necessary appointment for the nationwide crew in a metropolis, Pesaro, which has a historic custom of basketball” – acknowledged Antonio Santa Maria, CEO of Grasp Group Sport . “I thank Pesaro Metropolis Council for his or her hospitality and assist. A particular thanks additionally to FIP Marche Area and Victoria Libertas Pesaro with whom we have now activated devoted promotions to contain all of the followers within the space. It guarantees to be an absolute spectacle in to which the general public has responded very properly”.

Coach Pozzecco has chosen the 12 Azzurri who will take the sphere tomorrow: out by technical alternative Mouhamet Rassoul Diouf, Davide Moretti, Nicola Akele and Tomas Woldetensae.

After final summer season’s three consecutive victories (towards the Netherlands and Ukraine away and Georgia at house), Italy sit on the prime of the group L standings together with Spain and see the World Cup ever nearer. To qualify mathematically already on this spherical, the Azzurri should beat the world and European champions and Georgia. In any other case, you’ll have to look ahead to the final two video games of the final window (February 23 at house towards Ukraine and February 26 away in Spain). The highest three groups certified for the 2023 World Cup (Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines).

The match in Pesaro is organized for the Italian Basketball Federation by Grasp Group Sport, FIP’s business advisor.


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