The Dominican team will face Serbia and the Philippines as a member of Group A of the FIBA Olympic repechage tournament where they will try to obtain a pass to the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Dominican Republic sets its eyes on the next national basketball commitment, which will be the Olympic playoff to be held in Belgrade between June 29 and July 4. The Dominican squad has already started their training sessions, which were commanded by the leader Melvyn Lopez on the first day of practice, held in the Sports Palace of the city of Santo Domingo.
The players who were present to start training were Rigoberto Mendoza, Andrew Happy, Luis Santos, Xavier Carreras, Eddy polanco, Jhery Matos, Adonys Henriquez, Mike torres, Anderson Mirambeaux, Brayan martinez Y Anyeury Castillo, some of whom already played for the national team during qualifying tournaments FIBA that were celebrated in the past.
Other players who were called up, but did not show up on the first day of training were the captain of the Dominican national team, Victor Liz, Eloy Vargas, Gelvis Solano, Sadiel Rojas, Juan Guerrero, LJ Figueroa Y Angel Delgado. Similarly, the brothers Juan Miguely Gerardo Serum, Jean montero Y Jonathan Araujo They were summoned to form the selection that will be traveling to represent the country.
Classification a Olympic Games it will occur with a cross between groups. For members of the classifieds of the Group A, your crossing will be against the B Group, which is composed of Puerto Rico, Italy Y Senegal. Whoever passes first in the Group A will face whoever passes second in the B Group, while the first of this last group, will face the second of the Group A.
So far, eight teams have qualified for Olympic Games, who obtained their position through the World cup of China that was played in 2019. The playoff tournament will offer the last four places to Tokyo, in competitions that will be held simultaneously in several countries.
On June 29, Dominican Republic will play against Serbia, while on the first of July, he will have his confrontation against Philippines.