The disqualification of the Argentine women’s basketball team from the tournament as a result of the increase in COVID-19 cases caused the Caribbean team to qualify for the next stage of the tournament
Dreams of winning the FIBA AmeriCUP Women 2021 still not disappear for Dominican Republic despite having been defeated in all three of her tournament engagements thus far, in front of Argentina, USA Y Puerto Rico.
The Argentine women’s basketball team has been disqualified from the tournament after the number of cases of COVID-19 fired within the team, forcing the organizing committee of the tournament to make the decision to disqualify the South American team.
The statement issued on the morning of June 15 indicates that following the protocols of the competition that is being played in Puerto Rico, as well as the advice of the medical commission of the event, FIBA has determined not to celebrate the remaining matches of Argentina.
🆕 FIBA statement about Argentina’s games in the Women’s AmeriCup 2021
🔗 FIBA statement on the games of Argentina in the Women’s AmeriCup 2021https: //t.co/gFbiad4Wbv
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“Considering that the additional tests that were carried out yesterday showed that more members of the (Argentine) delegation were positive, and with the health and safety of players, coaches and officials as a priority, the decision was made not to play the Argentina vs. Venezuela and the United States ”, indicated FIBA.
“Argentina will lose these two games by forfeiture and according to the official basketball rules, if in a tournament the team loses for the second time, it will be disqualified from the tournament and the results of all the games played by this team will be annulled.” Within this part enters the encounter that Dominican Republic lost on the first date of the tournament against Argentina by score of 46 vs 64.
The statement ends by stating that those qualified for the quarterfinals (phase that begins next June 17) in Group B of the tournament are USA, Venezuela, Puerto Rico Y Dominican Republic.