Venezuela qualifies for the World Cup despite the defeat against Canada

Meridian Writing

The selection of Venezuela and Canada starred in an exciting match corresponding to the sixth and last qualifying window for the 2023 World Cup, in which the Canadian team took the victory with a comfortable advantage of 74 to 57.

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La Vinotinto de las Alturas led by Fernando Duró could not maintain the good rhythm with which they started the game, which is why, in the second half of the match, the Canadians began to flow more in their game and have greater shooting successes medium and long distance.

On the other hand, the defense of the Creole team was not enough to stop their rivals, allowing them to easily attack the basket on several occasions and that would place them at a disadvantage. on the scoreboard.

Player Phil Scrubb charged Canada’s offense to end the night with 14 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists while for Venezuela Néstor Colmenares shone with 13 units, 10 rebounds and 2 assists that they were not enough to give his team victory.

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In this way, the Canadian team maintains its hegemony against the Venezuelans, who fell again against the same rival that beat them in the first game of the last fifth qualifying window for the World Cup.

Despite the defeat suffered by the Venezuelan team, they managed to accumulate the necessary points to qualify for the Basketball World Cup that will take place in the Asian lands of the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia, after finishing the match with a record of 8 wins and 4 losses.

To be left out, Venezuela needed to fall by more than 19 points, an issue that did not happen, despite the onslaught of the Canadians in the last quarter.

At the same time, the 79-75 victory of the Dominican Republic over Argentina finished putting the Venezuelans in and sentencing the Albiceleste quinteo that is left out of the World Cup.

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