Brazil will play Mexico in August in the World Cup qualifiers in Jaragua do Sul
The Brazil men’s basketball team will face Mexico in the first window of the second round of the 2023 World Cup qualifiers on August 29 in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina. The game will take place at the Arena Jaragua stadium at 19:30. a partnership between the CBB, the Santa Catarina Basketball Federation and the Municipality of Jaragua do Sul through the Department of Sports.
Before then, on August 25, the opponent will be Puerto Rico away from home at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The two fights come ahead of the AmeriCup, which will be held in Recife, Brazil this year, returning to the country after 1984.
– It is a great pleasure to take the game against Mexico to a place like Jaragua do Sul, in a modern arena and in a city that breathes sports. Thanks for the support of the Federation of Santa Catarina and the Sports Department of Jaragua do Sul. We continue to take basketball throughout Brazil, with games in the Northeast, North, South, Southeast and Midwest of Brazil, which has always been our goal,” quoted CBB President Guy Peixoto Jr.
Fabio Deschamps, president of the Santa Catarina Basketball Federation, spoke about cooperation with CBB.
– Hosting an official Selecao meeting is a matter of great pride and shows the confidence the CBB has in all the work our federation does. We have worked since our early days to make the event as good as possible, within the full schedule and specifications required by FIBA. We are working with the municipality of Jaragua do Sul, which has a beautiful and modern arena, and I am sure that this event will remain in the history of sports in Santa Catarina,” Fabio quotes.
Jaragua do Sul Secretary of Culture, Sports and Entertainment Natalya Petri also commented on the arrival of the Brazilian city.
– We have a three-decade history of training basketball athletes through 15 initiative centers that accept children over the age of eight. We have collected dozens of state titles in academic categories, in addition to national titles in high school basketball. The match between the national team of Brazil and the national team of Mexico will surely crown the entire history of basketball in Jaragua do Sul. The city has the infrastructure to host the event, we have the sports structure for it, our team is ready to organize major events, as the Jaraguá Arena is the platform for the matches of the National Futsal League, we have hosted some international matches in this format and we have already hosted the Brazilian Volleyball Cup the final. It will be an honor to welcome the teams, managers and fans here at our home.
matches of the qualifying round of the World Cup
Brazil entered the second round of the World Cup qualifiers in first place in their group with five wins and only one loss. So in a new group formed with the USA, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Uruguay and Colombia, they will only face the USA, Puerto Rico and Mexico in back-to-back games, for a total of six matches.
All teams carry the results of the first round. At the end of this round, the top three, plus the fourth-best fourth, will advance to the World Cup, adding to the seven ranked Americas. The other group has Canada, Argentina, Venezuela, the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic and Panama.
Source: CBB Advisory