Breathe the Selection of Oveja Hernández. Basically, because the United States -for group A- gave a very big hand this Saturday, beating a direct rival like the Czech Republic, who fought hand-to-hand with Argentina (plus Japan, the next all-or-nothing opponent) and Germany for a place in the next round to be one of the two of the best third-parties of the initial phase. First of all, it was victory for 119-84 for the Yankees, with 27 points from Jayson Tatum and 23 from Kevin Durant. End of the dream for the Czechs. The Germans have already secured the ticket. There is only one place left in the quarterfinal phase.
Victory for the Americans.
The Americans thus finished second in Group A, with two wins and one loss. The leaders were the French, with three wins. Meanwhile, the Czechs added a victory (against Iran) and two falls, with -49 in terms of the difference in points. This was vital for Argentina’s aspirations (two drops, -28) thinking about the next round. Now, he must beat Japan (two defeats, -46). It will be a heads-up with the locals to advance or assemble the suitcases. The Germans (third in B, with -16) are already in the top eight.
The Czechs no longer have a chance.
WHEN ARGENTINA PLAYS
It will be this Sunday from 1.40, against Japan, in the Saitama Super Arena.
Argentina has to beat Japan (EFE).
HOW THE GROUPS WERE
Group A: France (3-0), United States (2-1, +82), Czech Republic (1-2, -49), Iran (0-3).
B Group: Australia (3-0), Italy (2-1, +16), Germany (1-2, -16), Nigeria (0-3).
Group C: Spain and Slovenia (2-0), Argentina (0-2, -28), Japan (0-2, -46)
Hernández, DT from Argentina.
WHAT IS THE DRAW OF ROOMS LIKE?
In Pot 1 will be the first and the best second (surely it will be the United States). On the other side, the other two seconds and the two third. Argentina, if they qualify, could not play against the best second or against the first of their group (Spain or Slovenia), so they would play against Australia or France.