With the locals already seeded in the semifinal of the Olympic qualifier in Belgrade, the Dominicans are only worth victory to continue in the fight of the dream of Tokyo 2020
Aleksandar Nikolic Hall in Serbia will be the setting for the semi-final qualifying match between the selection of Dominican Republic and the combined of Serbia, meeting that will begin at 2:30 in the afternoon, time in the Eastern United States.
The Dominicans are looking for a ticket in Group A towards the semifinal, at the moment they occupy the last place due to the difference in points.
In their first meeting on Tuesday, the Quisqueyanos they fell defeated 94-76, which gives it a difference of -18, while the Filipinos lost 83-76 for a -7.
Serbia ranked first in the group at 2-0 (+25), earning them a ticket in the semifinal.
The Dominicans will try not to hurt the paint again as happened with Boban marjanovic against Serbia, and they will try to contain the pivot Kakou Ange Franck Williams of the Philippines, who in the loss to Serbia scored 23 points and had 7 rebounds.
The Filipinos had no problems with handling the ball against the Serbs, losing 15 balls and the Quisqueyans will try with their fierce defense to try to make the opponents not feel comfortable setting up the game.
The Dominican team had their last training sessions on Wednesday, accompanied by an intense video session where they thoroughly analyzed the group’s rival.
The winning team between the Dominican and the Philippines will advance to the next round, where the Serbs are already waiting comfortably, and the crosses will be defined.
Group B is made up of Italy, Puerto Rico and Senegal, but the latter was unable to make the trip. Today the Europeans and the Puerto Ricans will face each other to define the crosses in the semifinals.
The Dominican Republic national team seeks to join baseball and volleyball, as the three team disciplines that will be at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.