The fate of the Argentina basketball team in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. This Sunday, August 1, the team of Sergio Hernandez will try to achieve a result that will put him in the quarterfinals of the competition but with an eye also on what happens in the other games, since no longer depends on himself. Opposite will be the local, Japan, whose coach is an old acquaintance: Julius lamas, coach of the Argentine national team in two cycles, from 1997 to 1999 and from 2011 to 2014.
Sergio Hernández gives directions. Argentina needs to beat Japan by a bulky difference and wait for other results to qualify.
At what time do Argentina – Japan play?
The match between the National Team and the local team It will be played at 1.40 in the morning (Argentine time) this Sunday, August 1 at the Saitama Super Arena stadium from Saitama City, Japan.
Where to watch the game live?
The match between Argentina and Japan will be broadcast live and direct on the screens of TyC Sports and Public TV. In the same way, and as always, you will be able to follow minute by minute by Ole.
What does the Argentine National Team need to qualify?
The defeats against Slovenia (100-118) and Spain (71-81) They put the national team in a difficult place, which will not only have to beat Japan this Sunday but will have to do so by an important difference.
The issue is like this. The first two from each of the three zones, plus the two best third parties, qualify for fourths. In the case of Group C, Argentina and Japan have two points (one is given per game lost) while Slovenia and Spain, both with 4, have already secured a place in the next stage.
Scola is the benchmark for the Argentine team.
Assuming that the National Team won its match, it will be necessary to do the math. The national team arrives with -28 points of difference, and logic aims to look askance at the Czech Republic (3 points), third from A, with a game won, but with the United States as the next rival (they play before Argentina vs. Japan) and -14 points. A defeat of the Czechs by 10 points and a triumph of Argentina by 4 already gives the ticket to the National Team. You can give? Of course. It depends on the team improving; because Japan (-46, fell 116-81 vs. Slovenia) should not be underestimated.
In the same Group A there is also Iran, with two points and -60, and France (inside) as an adversary: impossible on paper for the Iranians.
In Group B, Germany, third with a victory, three points and just -3 difference, is almost classified: they have to play with Australia (4), who have already obtained the passage. They close Italy (3 points; and also inside) against Nigeria, two points and with -24.
A sensitive drop in defense
In the morning of this friday forward injury confirmed Patricio garino, who was only 4 minutes in Thursday’s fall with Spain.
Garino is out due to injury.
Lithuania’s Zalgiris Kaunas Perimeter He is the best defender on the squad and with his injury to the right hamstring he will shorten the coach’s rotation, Sergio Hernandez, who will possibly place Gabriel Deck as holder.