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Mexico team defeats Uruguay and secured a place in the Basketball World Cup after nine years of absence

Basketball team of Mexico against Uruguay in Montevideo.

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An important victory came into the hands of the Mexico team after beating Uruguay 82-69 and secured the place in the qualification for the World Cup that will be held in Asia in September of this same 2023.

At the Antel Arena in Montevideo, the ’12 Warriors’ they defeated the light blues, who had already been left out of the race to the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup 2023 after losing to the United States last Thursday.

After an absence of new years in the World Cup, the team that is led by former player Omar Quintero Pereda they rose to third place in the table and second in their group, where the United States holds first place.

In the appointment against Uruguay, the players Pako Cruz and Gabriel Giron led the Mexican offense with 17 points each scored mainly during the second half, while JOrge Gutierrez collaborated with the Aztec cause with 11 units.

Despite the fact that the Uruguayan team dominated the first quarter with 26-18, failed to contain Mexico’s change in offensive approachor, that in the next time dominated 28-12 and only fell by one point, with 17-18 in the third to win the appointment with 19-13 in the last portion of the match.

For Uruguay, the players stood out Luciano Parodi, with 25 points, and Gonzalo Iglesias, with 14 goals, which were not enough for those led by the Argentine Rubén Magnano won a victory despite having already lost hope in qualifying for the World Cup.

Only seven countries in the Americas will get a place to compete in the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup 2023 to be held in Indonesia, the Philippines and Japan starting in September.

With information from EFE

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