Brazil loses to US, but qualifies for World Cup – (Photo: FIBA)
The defeat to the United States at the end of the AmeriCup ended in a backlash for the Brazilian team. Both the men’s and women’s teams have confirmed their presence at the 2022 3×3 Basketball World Cup in Antwerp, Belgium. Confirmation came in Miami this Sunday.
The new Olympic system has proven that Brazil can become a hero. In both divisions, they won four of the five conflicts, losing only to the United States. Since the Americans were already in the world by rankings, the venue of the match was shifted to the Brazilian team.
The men’s team easily overcame victories against Chile and Jamaica in the first round without difficulty. They beat Mexico 20-13 in the quarterfinals and went to the Dominican Republic 20-15, losing 21-15 to the United States.
The women’s team defeated Guatemala and the Dominican Republic in the group stage, beating Argentina 21-8. In the semifinals, they beat Canada 20-13. In the final, however,. It lost 21 to 9 without standing with the United States.
In total, 18 men’s teams and 15 women’s teams searched the stage in Miami, Florida, USA. It was there that FIBA made its first world tour nine years ago.
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