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PETRUCCI, “THE WORLD GROUP WAS HIS” – BOLOGNABASKET

The Red Room of the Municipality of Pesaro at present held a press convention to current Italy-Spain, a qualifying match for the World Cup that in the summertime of 2023 can be performed between Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines.

Tomorrow at 21.00 the Azzurri will face Spain on the Vitrifrigo Arena in Pesaro (Rai 2, Eleven and Sky Sport), then a visit to Tbilisi in opposition to Georgia (14 November, 16.00 Italy, Rai 3, Eleven and Sky Sport).

The FIP president can be on the audio system’ desk at at present’s press convention Giovanni Petrucci Mayor of Pesaro Matteo Ricci nationwide staff coach Gianmarco Pozzecco Blue Amedeo Testitori and General Manager of Master Group Sport, Commercial Advisor of FIP, Antonio Santa Maria .

The mayor of Pesaro Matteo Ricci opened the speech: “I thank the FIP for selecting us, as you’ll be able to think about we’ve got been dealing with a number of issues throughout these hours of the horrible earthquake yesterday morning. Fortunately, the Vitrifrigo Arena didn’t face any downside and due to this fact we have been capable of affirm the occasion with out issues . Few cities in Italy have basketball like Pesaro, first due to President Petrucci and the Federal Center that can be born in our metropolis. We are completely happy to host essential video games like this, which can see the Azzurri on the sphere in opposition to the champions of Europe and the world. I had little question concerning the response of the town however after I arrived a number of days earlier than the sport they shocked me once more”.

Then it was the flip of the President of the FIP Giovanni Petrucci: “Thank you Mayor, Pesaro doesn’t hand over and I like this metropolis very a lot. In Pesaro, the President of CONI Giovanni Malagò and the Minister of Sport Andrea Abodi, who’ve turn out to be basketball pals with the Azzurri, will come again to take pleasure in Italy. However, I am unable to assist however complain that the nationwide staff is left alone. No cellphone name from the president, no cellphone name from the coach in Pozzecco. Tomorrow many good gamers will go to the stadium however many others won’t come to us. Was it written {that a} personal group ought to rely greater than a world group? the world? It solely occurs in basketball. I spoke with Giuseppe Manfredi, the president of volleyball, their nationwide groups have many months to satisfy when we’ve got to ask for a number of days. Scariolo was variety sufficient to ship Nico Mannion in the future forward of time however I repeat that from the next name all good gamers will do I’ll begin from the primary day of the assembly, with out exception. We are persevering with however this won’t occur for a very long time as a result of the nationwide staff is left alone, Pozzecco too”.

Coach Pozzecco: “I thank President Petrucci, as a result of by giving me the bench of the nationwide staff he allowed me to have probably the most thrilling moments of my profession. At EuroBasket I had a staff that would entertain and from what I’ve skilled I do know that expressing emotions it’s important to be the primary to take pleasure in. The President protects me, I shield my gamers: I don’t tolerate that a lot of them dwell in uncertainty, they’re pressured to make selections that don’t compete with them. I remind everybody that Achille Polonara in the course of the European competitors determined to remain within the assembly, to go away to go to the beginning of his son, solely and due to the connection that was made inside within the group. I would like respect for the gamers, not for the nationwide staff, who for me would be the finest a part of the sport. Playing the window right now may be very tough, if we don’t really feel the unity of Italian basketball it’s inevitable that we really feel ourselves”.

Amedeo Tessitori spoke concerning the recreation in opposition to Spain: “Tomorrow an important recreation awaits us in opposition to a really robust opponent. We might want to do very effectively, I’m certain that due to the assist of the Pesaro viewers we are going to play an important recreation”.

“After the success of the EuroBasket in Milan, one other essential choice of the National staff within the metropolis, Pesaro, which has a protracted historical past of basketball” – mentioned Antonio Santa Maria, General Manager of Master Group Sport. “I thank the Municipality of Pesaro for his or her hospitality and assist. Special thanks additionally to FIP Marche Region and Victoria Libertas Pesaro with whom we’ve got launched a devoted promotion to incorporate all of the followers within the area. It guarantees to be a preview to which the general public has responded very effectively”.

Coach Pozzecco has chosen 12 Azzurri who will participate tomorrow: by technical choice Mouhamet Rassoul Diouf, Davide Moretti, Nicola Akele and Tomas Woldetensae.

After three consecutive victories final summer season (in opposition to the Netherlands and Ukraine away from Georgia at dwelling), Italy is on the high of Group L together with Spain and sees the World Cup approaching. In order to qualify mathematically already on this spherical, the Azzurri must beat the World and European Champions and Georgia. Otherwise it will likely be price ready for the final two matches of the ultimate window (23 February at dwelling in opposition to Ukraine and 26 February away to Spain). For the 2023 World Cup (Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines) the highest three groups certified.

The Pesaro Games have been organized by the Italian Basketball Federation and Master Group Sport, the FIP’s business advisor.

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