Team World vs Team USA Rosters, Coaches Announced
Kyrie and Dirk announced as coaches for Rising Stars Challenge.
The 2019 NBA All Star festivities in Charlotte will officially kickoff on Friday, February 15, featuring a Team USA vs Team World showcase in the Rising Stars Challenge.
As always, the Rising Stars Challenge consists of the league’s most exciting first and second year players, including rookies Luka Doncic, Trae Young and DeAndre Ayton, as well as second year stars like Donovan Mitchell, Jayson Tatum and Ben Simmons [insert age joke here].
Team USA, coached by Celtics All Star Kyrie Irving, includes Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen, Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III and guard De’Aaron Fox, Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball and forward Kyle Kuzma, Atlanta Hawks forward/center John Collins and guard Trae Young, Memphis Grizzlies forward/center Jaren Jackson Jr. and Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum.
Team World will be coached by Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki. The 10-man roster includes Sixers guard Ben Simmons (Australia), Mavs rookie Luka DonÄiÄ (Slovenia), Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (United Kingdom), Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (Bahamas), Kings guard Bogdan BogdanoviÄ (Serbia), LA Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Canada), Nets forward Rodions Kurucs(Latvia), Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (Finland), Minnesota Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie (Nigeria) and Cleveland Cavaliers forward Cedi Osman (Turkey).
According to NBA.com, NBA assistant coaches selected the Rising Stars rosters, with each of the league’s 30 teams submitting one ballot per coaching staff. Each ballot consisted of four frontcourt players, four guards and two additional players at either position group for each team.
Voters also had to choose a minimum of three first-year NBA players and three second-year NBA players for each team. Coaches were not permitted to vote for any player on their team.
The Rising Stars Challenge is set to air on Friday, February 15 at 9 pm ET at Spectrum Center in Charlotte.
Nike Hoop Summit – Rosters
Patrick Baldwin Jr
HS/COLLEGE: Hamilton HS
HOMETOWN: Sussex, WI
HS/COLLEGE: Prolific Prep, CA/*Oregon
HOMETOWN: Central Point, OR
HS/COLLEGE: Sunrise Christian Academy/*Baylor
HOMETOWN: Cottage Grove, MN
HS/COLLEGE: Sunrise Christian Academy/*Tennessee
HOMETOWN: Memphis, TN
HS/COLLEGE: Rolling Meadows HS/Michigan State
HOMETOWN: Arlington Heights, IL
HS/COLLEGE: Pace Academy/*Florida State
HOMETOWN: Milton, GA
HS/COLLEGE: Olympia HS/*Washington
HOMETOWN: Olympia, WA
HS/COLLEGE: Coronado HS
HOMETOWN: Henderson, NV
HS/COLLEGE: Minnehaha Academy
HOMETOWN: Minneapolis, MN
HS/COLLEGE: Paul VI Catholic HS, VA
HOMETOWN: Clinton, MD
HS/COLLEGE: Battle Ground HS/*Gonzaga
HOMETOWN: Battle Ground, WA
HS/COLLEGE: Millard North HS
HOMETOWN: Omaha, NE
Jabari Smith Jr
HS/COLLEGE: Sandy Creek HS/*Auburn
HOMETOWN: Tyrone, GA
HS/COLLEGE: Long Beach Poly HS/*UCLA
HOMETOWN: Long Beach, CA
Head Coach: Sharman White, Pace Academy, Georgia
Assistant Coach: Scott Fitch, Fairport H. S., New York
Assistant Coach: Stan Waterman, Stanford School, Delaware
*National Letter of Intent.
|2021||NBA||Sun, Mar 7, 2021||Game not played|
|2020||NBA||Fri, Feb 14, 2020||Team USA 151, Team World, 131||Miles Bridges||United Center, Chicago, IL|
|2019||NBA||Fri, Feb 15, 2019||Team USA 161, Team World, 144||Kyle Kuzma||Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC|
|2018||NBA||Fri, Feb 16, 2018||Team World 155, Team USA, 124||Bogdan Bogdanović||STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA|
|2017||NBA||Fri, Feb 17, 2017||Team World 150, Team USA, 141||Jamal Murray||Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA|
|2016||NBA||Fri, Feb 12, 2016||Team USA 157, Team World, 154||Zach LaVine||Air Canada Centre, Toronto|
|2015||NBA||Fri, Feb 13, 2015||Team World 121, Team USA, 112||Andrew Wiggins||Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY|
|2014||NBA||Sat, Feb 15, 2014||Team Hill 142, Team Webber, 136||Andre Drummond||Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA|
|2013||NBA||Fri, Feb 15, 2013||Team Chuck 163, Team Shaq, 135||Kenneth Faried||Toyota Center, Houston, TX|
|2012||NBA||Fri, Feb 24, 2012||Team Chuck 146, Team Shaq, 133||Kyrie Irving||Amway Center, Orlando, FL|
|2011||NBA||Fri, Feb 18, 2011||Rookies 148, Sophomores, 140||John Wall||STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA|
|2010||NBA||Fri, Feb 12, 2010||Rookies 140, Sophomores, 128||Tyreke Evans||American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX|
|2009||NBA||Fri, Feb 13, 2009||Sophomores 122, Rookies, 116||Kevin Durant||US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ|
|2008||NBA||Fri, Feb 15, 2008||Sophomores 136, Rookies, 109||Daniel Gibson||New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA|
|2007||NBA||Fri, Feb 16, 2007||Sophomores 155, Rookies, 114||David Lee||Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV|
|2006||NBA||Fri, Feb 17, 2006||Sophomores 106, Rookies, 96||Andre Iguodala||Toyota Center, Houston, TX|
|2005||NBA||Fri, Feb 18, 2005||Sophomores 133, Rookies, 106||Carmelo Anthony||Pepsi Center, Denver, CO|
|2004||NBA||Fri, Feb 13, 2004||Sophomores 142, Rookies, 118||Amar’e Stoudemire||STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA|
|2003||NBA||Sat, Feb 8, 2003||Sophomores 132, Rookies, 112||Gilbert Arenas||Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA|
|2002||NBA||Sat, Feb 9, 2002||Rookies 103, Sophomores, 97||Jason Richardson||First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA|
|2001||NBA||Sat, Feb 10, 2001||Sophomores 121, Rookies, 113||Wally Szczerbiak||MCI Center, Washington, DC|
|2000||NBA||Sat, Feb 12, 2000||Rookies 92, Sophomores, 83 (OT)||Elton Brand||Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA|
|1998||NBA||Sat, Feb 7, 1998||East 85, West, 80||Zydrunas Ilgauskas||Madison Square Garden, New York, NY|
|1997||NBA||Sat, Feb 8, 1997||East 96, West, 91||Allen Iverson||Gund Arena, Cleveland, OH|
|1996||NBA||Sat, Feb 10, 1996||East 94, West, 92||Damon Stoudamire||Alamodome, San Antonio, TX|
|1995||NBA||Sat, Feb 11, 1995||White 83, Green, 79 (OT)||Eddie Jones||America West Arena, Phoenix, AZ|
|1994||NBA||Sat, Feb 12, 1994||Phenoms 74, Sensations, 68||Anfernee Hardaway||Target Center, Minneapolis, MN|
USA Olympic basketball roster: Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard headline 2021 U.
S. men’s team for Tokyo
The U.S. men’s national basketball team is looking to win a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal. The Americans disappointed at the 2018 FIBA World Cup, finishing seventh after seeing their 78-game winning streak end in an exhibition against Australia.
Three years later, Team USA’s 12-man squad is looking a lot stronger ahead of the Tokyo Games than it did for the World Cup.
Only two players from the World Cup roster are on the 2021 U.S. men’s basketball roster: Jayson Tatum and Khris Middleton. The other 10 players include some of the NBA’s finest, most notably Kevin Durant, who starred at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics for Team USA.
Here’s a look at the U.S. men’s national basketball team’s roster ahead of the Summer Games, which will start Friday.
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USA Olympic men’s basketball roster
Kevin Durant and Damian Lillard headline the 12-man roster for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Two players have previous Olympic experience: Durant and Draymond Green.
|Bam Adebayo||Miami Heat|
|Devin Booker||Phoenix Suns|
|Kevin Durant||Brooklyn Nets|
|Jerami Grant||Detroit Pistons|
|Draymond Green||Golden State Warriors|
|Jrue Holiday||Milwaukee Bucks|
|Keldon Johnson*||San Antonio Spurs|
|Zach LaVine||Chicago Bulls|
|Damian Lillard||Portland Trail Blazers|
|JaVale McGee*||Denver Nuggets|
|Khris Middleton||Milwaukee Bucks|
|Jayson Tatum||Boston Celtics|
* Replacing Bradley Beal (health and safety protocols) and Kevin Love (injury recovery)
Who coaches the U.S. men’s basketball team?
Team USA has a star-studded coaching staff that is headed by longtime Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. Warriors coach Steve Kerr, Pacers assistant coach Lloyd Pierce and Villanova coach Jay Wright are his assistants.
Jerry Colangelo is the team’s managing director. Colangelo is a four-time NBA Executive of the Year winner and coached the Suns in two different stints, compiling a 59-60 record.
|Gregg Popovich||San Antonio Spurs|
|Steve Kerr||Golden State Warriors|
|Lloyd Pierce||Indiana Pacers|
|Jay Wright||Villanova University|
Team USA basketball at the Olympics
The U.S. men have been incredibly successful in basketball; they have taken home gold from each of the last three Olympic Games. The last time they failed to win gold was at the 2004 Athens Games.
Team USA has medaled in men’s basketball 18 times. Fifteen of those medals are gold, two are bronze and one is silver. The team didn’t participate in the 1980 Olympics held in Moscow as the United States boycotted them because of the Soviet Union’s 1979 invasion of Afghanistan.
|1980||Moscow||Qualified but DNP|
|2016||Rio de Janeiro||Gold|
Team USA basketball 2021 Olympics schedule
Team USA is one of 12 teams to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. It will be playing in Group A. Its group-play opponents will be the Czech Republic, France and Iran.
|Date||Game||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|July 25||USA vs. France||8 a.m.||Peacock|
|July 28||USA vs. Iran||12:40 a.m.||Peacock|
|July 31||USA vs. Czech Republic||8 a.m.||Peacock|
|Aug. 3||Men’s basketball quarterfinals||TBD||TBD|
|Aug. 5||Men’s basketball semifinals||TBD||TBD|
|Aug. 6||Men’s basketball gold-medal game||10:30 p.m.||NBC, fuboTV|
|Aug. 7||Men’s basketball bronze-medal game||7 a.m.||TBD|
The world is gaining on Team USA basketball? Rout of Spain says otherwise
The world is getting closer. This is the song that has been sung for two decades now, every time the USA Basketball senior men’s national team loses a prominent international game. We have heard it for so long Madrid ought to be three miles away from Montauk by now.
If it were true, though, Spain would not have been trying to knock Kevin Durant and friends out of the Olympics with a roster full of veterans from the Spanish-American War. (No, not the one in your history books. We’re talking about the classic gold medal game from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.)
The U.S. and Spain have played some extraordinary games in recent Olympiads. In truth, this was not one. The Americans put plenty of distance between themselves and Spain in the second half of Tuesday’s Olympics quarterfinal game in Tokyo, surging from a halftime tie into a double-digit lead by allowing no field goals for nearly six minutes after returning from the break. The Americans maintained that cushion, for the most part, until the final buzzer sounded on a 95-81 victory that advanced them to the semifinals and assured they will play for a medal.
This game was, profoundly, a declaration the U.S. will decide the outcome of the Olympic men’s basketball tournament based on how it performs, how it responds to the challenges presented by those remaining in the field and not some imagined narrowing of the distance between its talent and that of the opposition.
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After falling behind by 10 points late in the second quarter, making only 3-of-16 from 3-point range to that point, the U.S. shot 56 percent from deep the rest of the game and outscored Spain by 24 points.
“They benefited from us not really making shots,” Durant told NBC Sports following the game. “We got some good looks – we just didn’t hit. And then we started rushing once were down seven or eight, and they took advantage of it.
“But the end of that second quarter was key. It was huge for us to tie it up. And then we came out in the third and hit them in the mouth. ”
This was an instance of the Americans not being kind to their elders.
Of the 11 players who appeared in this game for Spain, seven were 30 or older, including such international legends as Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol, Rudy Fernandez and Victor Claver. Of the four who’ve yet to reach that mark, Alex Abrines, Alberto Abalde and new Rockets first-round pick Usman Garuba scored a combined three points in 46 minutes of playing time.
The golden generation of Spanish basketball, which claimed the FIBA World Cup title in 2019, lapsed into history without medaling at the Olympics for the first time since 2004. This became the fifth consecutive time the Americans eliminated Spain from the Olympics, two of those coming in the 2008 and 2012 gold-medal games. Spain’s program is run extremely well and its domestic league, the ACB, is the second-best pro league on the planet, but there is evidence of another edition of elite talents to continue the US-Spain rivalry at the high level maintained for so long.
This also is true of Argentina, which, in 2004, became the last team from outside the U.S. to win the gold medal. They reached the quarterfinals here with future Hall of Famer Luis Scola averaging 19.7 points at age 41 but few exceptional talents emerging to replace him and retired stars Manu Ginobili and Fabricio Oberto.
There are individual superstars from particular countries, including three players who were named first-team All-NBA: newly crowned champion Giannis Antetokounmpo of Greece, Nikola Jokic of Serbia and Luka Doncic of Slovenia, which also is in the semis and may yet prevail at these Olympics. But to field a team this competitive, Slovenia chose to naturalize Mike Tobey, who grew up in Monroe, N.Y., and won a gold medal with the U.S. at the FIBA U-19 World Championships and an ACC championship at Virginia in 2014. He has averaged 11.5 points and 12.5 rebounds at the Olympics.
“I think the potential of this team is endless,” forward Draymond Green said.. “Unfortunately, we got two games left. And so we need to make sure that we’re continuing to get better each and every time we step on the floor.”
Spain’s Ricky Rubio managed to make himself a story with his performance against the U.S., scoring 38 points on 13-of-20 shooting, but the U.S coaching staff led by Gregg Popovich resolved not to overhelp against him and also to exploit his substandard defense. Spain’s other 10 players shot 36 percent from the field. Spain, despite all those buckets, was a minus-23 with Rubio on the floor. Spain was down a basket when Rubio went to the bench with 1:54 left in the first quarter. They were ahead by nine points when he returned with 2:56 to play before halftime. The U.S. closed on a 12-3 run.
“There’s a lot on the line. It’s win or go home right now,” wing Jason Tatum, who scored 10 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter, told NBC. “Everybody’s got to do something extra to make sure we win.”
This is especially true of Durant, who scored 29 points, passed for four assists and defended the inside so well along with Draymond Green and Bam Adebayo that Spain’s bigs – the Gasols, Claver, Garuba and Willy Hernangomez – scored a combined 21 points.
The rest of the world has no one quite like Durant. He alone represents a wide gap to close.
Team USA Announces Olympic Qualifying Roster
2021 Olympic Qualifying Roster
CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball today announced its roster for the 2021 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Baseball Americas Qualification Event for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020. The 26-man team is made up of 14 pitchers and 12 position players currently not on
2021 Olympic Qualifying Roster
CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball today announced its roster for the 2021 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Baseball Americas Qualification Event for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020. The 26-man team is made up of 14 pitchers and 12 position players currently not on an MLB 40-man roster, and features 12 former national team alumni, 14 players with Major League experience, four World Series champions, four former MLB All-Stars, and four of MLB Pipeline’ top-100 prospects in baseball.
The U.S. will begin the Baseball Americas Qualifier on Monday, May 31, against Nicaragua at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The U.S. will then face the Dominican Republic on Tuesday, June 1, at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, and Puerto Rico on Wednesday, June 2, back at Clover Park. All three opening-round games will begin at 7 p.m. E.T and will be streamed on ESPN+.
The top two teams from each group will advance to the Super Round, which will take place Friday, June 4, and Saturday, June 5.
The tournament is the first opportunity in 2021 for Team USA to qualify for Tokyo 2020. The winner will join Israel, Japan, Korea, and Mexico in the Olympic Games baseball tournament while the second and third-place finishers will compete in the WBSC Baseball Final Qualifier in Mexico.
“We are excited to announce twenty-six exceptional athletes to the roster for Olympic qualifying,” said USA Baseball Executive Director and CEO Paul Seiler. “This roster is well balanced and full of experience, both in Major League Baseball and on the international stage. Playing for a spot in the Olympic Games is unique and being able to call on athletes who have competed at the highest level of the game is invaluable. We are excited to represent the red, white, and blue proudly and fight for a spot in Tokyo.”
Half of the roster boasts Major League experience, including former All-Stars Todd Frazier (INF), Edwin Jackson (RHP), Matt Kemp (OF), and David Robertson (RHP). Additionally, Jackson, Marc Rzepczynski (LHP), Robertson, and Jon Jay (OF; Los Angeles Angels) have all won a World Series title in their careers.
In addition to his World Series title with the Phillies in 2009, Robertson was also a member of Team USA during its 2017 World Baseball Classic championship run and is one of 12 members of the roster with international baseball experience. Brandon Dickson (RHP) rejoins Team USA after playing for the red, white, and blue in the WBSC Premier12™ in 2019. Two-time national team alum Frazier is joined on the roster by his 2006 Collegiate National Team teammate Tim Federowicz (C; Los Angeles Dodgers), and three-time alum Triston Casas (INF; Boston Red Sox) is joined by two of his 18U National Team teammates in Nick Allen (INF; Oakland Athletics) and Matt Liberatore (LHP; St. Louis Cardinals).
Homer Bailey (RHP), Anthony Carter (RHP), Logan Forsythe (INF: Milwaukee Brewers), Jay, and Drew Parrish (LHP; Kansas City Royals) also return to Team USA for the second time in their careers.
The veteran-laden roster also features four athletes currently ranked in the top-100 prospects in baseball as named by MLB Pipeline. Liberatore is the top-rated prospect on the roster at No. 30, followed by No. 34 Casas, No. 74 Simeon Woods Richardson (RHP; Toronto Blue Jays), and No. 93 Jarren Duran (OF, Boston Red Sox).
Three-time World Series Champion Mike Scioscia was named the manager in April and leads a coaching staff that collectively holds over 100 years of baseball experience and 19 years of playing and coaching experience with Team USA. Joining him on the bench in 2021 are Roly de Armas, Darren Fenster, Dave Wallace, Jerry Weinstein, and Ernie Young.
The 2021 WBSC Baseball Americas Qualifier will take place from May 31-June 5 in The Palm Beaches and St. Lucie County, Florida. The U.S. is in Group A with the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Nicaragua, while Group B consists of Cuba, Venezuela, Canada, and Colombia.
Following group play, the top two finishers from each group will play two games in the Super Round. Records from the opening round will carry over and the team with the best record will be declared the winner, earning the fifth berth to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will mark the first time baseball has been featured in the Games since 2008 in Beijing, where Team USA won the bronze medal.
For more information on USA Baseball and the WBSC Baseball Olympic Qualifier, follow @USABaseball on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
USA Baseball Olympic Qualifying Roster
(Name; Position; 2021 Organization)
Nick Allen; INF; Oakland Athletics; Midland (AA)
Eddy Alvarez; INF; Miami Marlins; Jacksonville (AAA)
Homer Bailey; RHP
Anthony Carter; RHP; Saraperos de Saltillo
Triston Casas; INF; Boston Red Sox; Portland (AA)
Brandon Dickson; RHP
Jarren Duran; OF; Boston Red Sox; Worcester (AAA)
Tim Federowicz; C; Los Angeles Dodgers; Oklahoma City (AAA)
Eric Filia; OF; Seattle Mariners; Tacoma (AAA)
Logan Forsythe; INF; Milwaukee Brewers; Nashville (AAA)
Todd Frazier; INF
Anthony Gose; LHP; Cleveland Indians; Columbus (AAA)
Edwin Jackson; RHP
Jon Jay; OF; Los Angeles Angels; Salt Lake Bees (AAA)
DJ Johnson; RHP; Cleveland Indians; Columbus (AAA)
Matt Kemp; OF
Mark Kolozsvary; C; Cincinnati Reds; Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)
Trevor Lane; LHP; New York Yankees; Scranton Wilkes-Barre (AAA)
Matthew Liberatore; LHP; St. Louis Cardinals; Memphis (AAA)
Drew Parrish; LHP; Kansas City Royals; Quad Cities (A+)
David Robertson; RHP
Joe Ryan; RHP; Tampa Bay Rays; Durham (AAA)
Marc Rzepczynski; LHP
Jimmie Sherfy; RHP; San Francisco Giants; Sacramento (AAA)
Luke Williams; INF; Philadelphia Phillies; Lehigh Valley (AAA)
Simeon Woods Richardson; RHP; Toronto Blue Jays; New Hampshire (AA)
International Friendly: USA vs. Paraguay
The U.S. Women’s National Team returns to the field for its first action following the Tokyo Olympics, hosting Paraguay on Thursday, September 16 at Cleveland’s FirstEnergy Stadium. The match will be broadcast on ESPN2 with coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET. Official kickoff is slated for 7:38 p.m. ET.
The first match in a two-game series with Paraguay, Thursday’s game will be the first official competition for the USA since winning bronze at the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan. The USWNT defeated Australia, 4-3, on August 5 to win bronze and claim the USA’s sixth medal in seven Olympic appearances. The USA has now medaled in 14 of its 15 all-time appearances at world championship events – winning eight times (four World Cups and four Olympics), finishing runner-up twice (2011 World Cup and 2000 Olympics) and taking bronze on four occasions (three at the World Cup and once at the Olympics.
Thursday’s match against Paraguay also marks the USA’s first home match since beating Mexico 4-0 on July 5 in the final game of the Send-Off Series, which extended the USWNT’s home win streak to 20 matches in a row.
Following the match in Cleveland, the USA will close out its two-game set with Paraguay in Cincinnati, playing the first ever U.S. Soccer event at newly opened TQL Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. ET on FS1 and TUDN, with pregame coverage beginning at 7 p.m. ET on FS1.
Fans will also be able to follow the action via Twitter (@USWNT), Instagram (@USWNT), Facebook and the official U.S. Soccer App.
USWNT DETAILED ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB; CAPS/GOALS)
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 5), Adrianna Franch (Kansas City NWSL; 8)
DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (Houston Dash; 74/0), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 39/1), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC; 122/24), Casey Krueger (Chicago Red Stars; 35/0), Kelley O’Hara (Washington Spirit; 145/2), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC; 193/0), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit; 58/0)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 104/23), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign; 62/15), Catarina Macario (Olympique Lyon, FRA; 8/1), Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash; 28/4), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 17/0)
FORWARDS (6): Tobin Heath (Arsenal, ENG; 177/35), Carli Lloyd (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 312/128), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 186/111), Mallory Pugh (Chicago Red Stars; 63/18), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC; 6/0), Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage; 40/12)
All 22 players from the 2020 Olympic Team were invited for the two matches against Paraguay, but due to injuries, USWNT head coach Vlatko Andonovski called up three players who were not on the Olympic Team — Washington Spirit midfielder Andi Sullivan, Portland Thorns forward Sophia Smith and Chicago Red Stars forward Mallory Pugh. Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, midfielders Julie Ertz and Samantha Mewis and forward Megan Rapinoe will not play in these two matches due to injuries. Naeher and Mewis will join the team during this international window for evaluation and rehabilitation. Forward Christen Press will not be on the roster as she opted out of the matches.
2023 WORLD CUP ON THE HORIZON
With COVID-19 delaying the Olympics, there is now less than a year until the start of qualify for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which will be co-hosted in Australia and New Zealand beginning in July of 2023. The Concacaf qualifying tournament is scheduled to take place in July of 2022, with the top four teams guaranteeing their spot in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Two more Concacaf representatives will advance to a 10-team intercontinental play-off to determine the final teams in the expand 32-team field for 2023.
Also new this cycle is the qualifying format for Concacaf itself. On August 19, the confederation announced the qualifying path to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which is now also the path to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris and, for a few teams, the newly instituted 2024 W Gold Cup. The newly dubbed 2021 Concacaf W Qualifiers will begin for all teams — except the USA and Canada — during the FIFA Women’s Match Windows in November 2021 and April 2022 and will serve as the preliminary round of the 2022 Concacaf W Championship. The eight team Concacaf W Championship will be held in July 2022 and will consist of group play, followed by semifinal and championship rounds. Along with qualifying for the World Cup, at conclusion of the Concacaf W Championship, the winning nation will also guarantee its place in the 2024 Paris Summer Olympic Games Women’s Football Tournament and the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup. The runner-up and the third-place nations will progress to a Concacaf Olympic play-in to be played in September of 2023. The winner of the play-in will also guarantee their place in the 2024 Paris Summer Olympic Games and the 2024 W Gold Cup.
INSIDE THE SERIES: USA vs. PARAGUAY
The matches in Cleveland and Cincinnati will be the first ever meetings between the USWNT and Paraguay at the senior level.
The USA and Paraguay have squared off previously at the youth levels, playing once in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and twice in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. Current USWNT players Crystal Dunn and Kristie Mewis played against Paraguay at the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, a 3-1 U.S. victory. Kristie Mewis captained the squad while younger sister Samantha Mewis was an unused sub in that match.
In the USA’s 6-1 victory over Paraguay at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, forward Sophia Smith came off the bench in the second half. Three years later at the 2019 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, Smith started and scored twice in the USA’s 6-0 win over.
Paraguay is also the 54th different country the USA has faced in its almost 36-year history.
#THANKYOUCARLI – LAST MATCHES FOR LLOYD
The four games will be the final matches in a U.S. uniform for USWNT legend Carli Lloyd, who will play her Farewell Match on Oct. 26 in Minnesota. Lloyd is currently the second-most capped player in world soccer history with 312 games played for the USA and has scored 128 international goals, fourth in USWNT history and tied for fifth all-time in world history. She needs two goals to tie Kristine Lilly for third all-time on the U.S. list and one more goal to move ahead of former German great Birgit Prinz on the world list.
Following the Oct. 26 match, Lloyd will have at least one more NWSL game to play before she hangs up her boots for good as NJ/NY Gotham FC finishes the regular season on Oct. 30 by hosting Racing Louisville at Red Bull Arena.
BACK IN THE BUCKEYE STATE
The upcoming games against Paraguay in Cleveland and Cincinnati mark the 20th and 21st games, respectively, that the USA has played in the state of Ohio. The USWNT has an overall record of 16-1-2 in matches played in the Buckeye State, having played matches in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Mansfield. The USA is 4-0-0 all-time when playing in Cleveland, most recently beating China PR, 2-1, on June 12, 2018 at FirstEnergy Stadium. Megan Rapinoe and Tobin Heath each scored for the USA in the victory.
SUCCESS ON HOME SOIL
The USA enters the matches against Paraguay on a 58-game home unbeaten streak which includes 53 wins and five draws. During this home unbeaten streak, the USA has outscored its opponents 204-27, including a 74-3 margin during its last 20 matches at home, all of which have been wins. The USWNT’s 20-game home winning streak dates back to a 3-2 win over Sweden on November 7, 2019, which was also Vlakto Andonovski’s first match in charge of the USWNT.
The 20-game home win streak is also tied for the second-longest such streak in program history and
is the team’s longest since a 20-game home winning streak that spanned from October 2005 to October 2007. The USA’s longest home winning streak was 23 games and spanned from April 1993 to February 1996.
The USA is scheduled to play its final home matches of 2021 during the October international window against Korea Republic. The first match will be on Thursday, Oct. 21, at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas (8 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and TUDN) before the USA travels to St. Paul, Minnesota to complete that two-game series at Allianz Field on Tuesday, Oct. 26 (7:30 p.m. ET pre-game on FS1 and 8 p.m. ET on TUDN).
U.S. Soccer is planning on a November trip to Australia for the USWNT that would feature two matches in and around Sydney on Nov. 27 and 30 that would be played under strict COVID-19 protocols, provided proper approvals from the Australia government are in place to allow the U.S. team to enter the country and train and play in a highly controlled environment. More information on the possible confirmation of these matches will hopefully be available in the coming weeks.
2021 USWNT MEDIA GUIDE
The 2021 U.S. Women’s National Team Media Guide is available for download. The Media Guide features all the history and statistics of the USWNT, as well as full bios on technical staff and the current top players, information on the USA’s Youth National Teams, and general important information on U.S. Soccer.
USA ROSTER NOTES
As she enters her final four games in a U.S. uniform, Lloyd is by far the most experienced player on the roster with 312 caps and now has the second-most ever caps in USWNT history as she has moved past Christie Pearce Rampone (311). The next most experienced player on this roster — defender Becky Sauerbrunn – is 119 caps behind her with 193.
The other players on the roster with over 100 caps are forwards Alex Morgan (186) and Tobin Heath (177), defenders Kelley O’Hara (145) and Crystal Dunn (121) and midfielder Lindsey Horan (103). Horan joined the 100-cap club on July 24 vs. New Zealand.
So far this year, 12 players have scored the USA’s 49 goals: Megan Rapinoe (9), Christen Press (6), Samantha Mewis (6), Carli Lloyd (5), Alex Morgan (4), Lindsey Horan (4), Lynn Williams (3), Kristie Mewis (2), Tobin Heath (2), Margaret Purce (2), Rose Lavelle (2) and Catarina Macario. Three of the USA’s 49 goals in 2021 have been own goals.
Seventeen different players have also tallied an assist in 2021: Carli Lloyd (6), Christen Press (5), Lindsey Horan (5), Samantha Mewis (4), Rose Lavelle (2), Megan Rapinoe (2), Kristie Mewis (2), Crystal Dunn (2), Julie Ertz (2), Alex Morgan, Ali Krieger, Emily Sonnett, Casey Krueger, Sophia Smith, Tierna Davidson, Tobin Heath and Lynn Williams.
Overall, 19 different players have been directly involved in at least one of the USWNT’s 49 goals in the 2021 calendar year.
Just two players – Lindsey Horan and Carli Lloyd — have played in every game in 2021. Crystal Dunn and Megan Rapinoe have played in 17 matches each while Dunn leads the team with 16 starts on the year.
Vlatko Andonovski is 24-2-3 in 29 games as head coach of the USWNT (two at the end of 2019, nine in 2020 and 18 so far in 2021), setting a record for best start for a head coach in USWNT history.
IN FOCUS: PARAGUAY | FIVE THINGS TO KNOW
FIFA World Ranking: 50
CONMEBOL Ranking: 5
World Cup Appearances: N/A
Olympic Appearances: N/A
Record vs. USA: First meeting
Head Coach: Epifania Benítez
PARAGUAY DETAILED ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (2): 12-Alicia Bobadilla (San Lorenzo de Almagro, ARG), 1-Cristina Recalde (C.D. Juan Grande, ESP)
DEFENDERS (9): 15-Sofía Almirón (Sol de América), 8-Lorena Alonso (Sol de América), 4-Daysy Bareiro (C.D. Juan Grande, ESP), 3-Limpia Fretes (Cerro Porteño), 13-Fiorella Martínez (Libertad-Limpeño), 2-María Martínez (Olimpia), 14-Deisy Ojeda (Olimpia), 11-Mirta Pico (Sol de América), 5-Tania Riso (Deportivo Capiatá)
MIDFIELDERS (5): 16-Cynthia Ayala (Minas Brasilia Futebol, BRA), 6-Fany Gauto (Santa Fe de Bogotá, COL), 10-Fanny Godoy (C.D. Juan Grande, ESP), 7-Celsa Sandoval (Esporte Clube Bahia, BRA), 17-Yanina Servín (Cerro Porteño)
FORWARDS (2): 18-Ramona Martínez (Olimpia), 9-Liz Peña (Libertad-Limpeño)
PARAGUAY ROSTER NOTES
Paraguay has played one match in 2021, a 7-0 loss to Japan in Sendai in April. Three matches against Colombia in June were cancelled due to COVID.
Paraguay finished fourth at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, wining Group A over Colombia, Mexico and Jamaica, before falling in the semifinal to Argentina (3-0) and in the bronze medal game to Costa Rica (1-0).
Paraguay went out in the group stage of the 2018 Copa America Femeina, finishing third in its group behind Colombia and Chile, but did draw Chile and beat Peru and Uruguay. Paraguay lost to Colombia 5-1. Its group finish did earn the berth to the 2019 Pan American Games.
Paraguay has brought a small roster – just 18 players – but nine players have 25 for more caps, led by defender Limpia Fretes (54 caps/10 goals) and midfielder Fanny Godoy (49/10), who plays in Spain for C.D. Juan Grande in the Spanish Second Division.
Paraguay’s tops scorer on this roster is midfielder Fabiola Sandoval, who has 25 goals in 43 caps. She played for Paraguay at the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup, as did five of her teammates on this roster: D Lorena Alonso, D Daysy Bareiro, D Limpia Fretes, M Fanny Godoy and D Deisy Ojeda. All but Bareiro and Ojeda (who were on the bench) played against the USA U-20s during group play.
With the expansion of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup to 32 countries, Paraguay will be hoping to earn one of three automatic berths via the 2023 Copa America Femenina or – if they can finish fourth or fifth — one of two berths into the 10-team playoff tournament that will produce the last three teams for the World Cup tournament.
90,000 who participates, where to watch and how the glasses are counted
On April 15-18, the seventh World Figure Skating Team Championship will be held in Osaka, Japan. The reigning world champions and prize-winners of the world championship held in Stockholm in March will take to the ice: Anna Shcherbakova , Elizaveta Tuktamysheva , Nathan Chen , Yuzuru Khanyu , Nikastasia Mishina – Alexander Gallyamov – Viktoria Olympic Channel will broadcast live online for all competitive days of the tournament.
Teams from six countries taking the first lines in the overall ISU rating of their representatives will compete for a prize fund of 1 million dollars . This year, the top six included Russia , USA , Canada , Japan , PRC and Italy . But the Chinese team refused to participate in the competition and will be replaced by the French team .
During the entire period of the championship, only seven teams took part in it, and only teams from the USA, Russia, Japan, Canada and France took part in all starts.Russia has two silver and one bronze. And this year, when the team consists of three out of four reigning world champions and one silver medalist, the chances of Russian figure skaters for gold are higher than ever.
How are points calculated at the World Team Championship?
Each team is represented by two singles, two singles, one sports couple and one dance duo. Thus, a total of 12 figure skaters compete in singles, and 6 sports couples and dance duets.All skaters present their short and free programs or dances. Performances are judged in the traditional way – judges give marks for technique and components. According to the sum of points for both programs, athletes take places from first to twelfth (or sixth in the case of greenhouses and dancers). But in the overall standings are not the sum of the points, but the points inversely depending on the place.
For the first place, the skater brings 12 points to the team’s piggy bank, 11 – for the second, and so on up to 1 point for the twelfth place.The minimum number of points that a couple or dance duo can score is 7 points for sixth place. The points scored by all representatives of the national teams are summed up and the winner is determined.
Prize fund of $ 1 million is divided among all teams:
- 1st place – $ 200,000
- 2nd place – $ 170,000
- 3rd place – $ 160,000
- 4th place – $ 150,000
- 5th place – $ 140 000
- 6th place – $ 130,000
The remaining $ 50,000 is divided between singles ($ 10,000 each), a pair and a duo ($ 15,000 each), who took first places in their disciplines.From the “common bank” of the team, each singles player receives 15% of the winnings, a pair or duo gets 20% of the winnings.
- Russia: Mikhail Kolyada , Evgeny Semenenko, Anna Shcherbakova , Elizaveta Tuktamysheva , Anastasia Mishina – Alexander Gallyamov (pairs), Victoria Sinitsina – Nikita Katsalapov.
- Japan : Yuzuru Hanyu , Sema Uno, Rika Kihira , Kaori Sakamoto, Riku Miura – Ryuichi Kihara (couples), Misato Komatsubara – Tim Coleto (ice dancing).
- USA: Jason Brown, Nathan Chen , Karen Chen, Brady Tennell, Alexa Knierim – Brandon Fraser (couples), Caitlin Hawayek – Jean-Luc Baker (ice dancing)
- Canada : Nam Nguyen, Roman Sadovsky, Gabriel Deilman, Alison Schumacher, Laurie-Ann Matte – Thierry Ferland (pairs), Carolan Susis – Shane Firus (ice dancing).
- France : Kevin Aymoz, Adam Siao Im Fa, Maya Mazzara, Lea Serna, Cleo Amon – Denis Strekalin (couples), Adelina Galyavieva – Louis Tauron (dancing on ice).
- Italy : Daniel Grassl, Lara Nucky Gutmann, Geneva Lavinia Negrello, Nicole Della Monica – Matteo Guarise (couples), Charlene Guignard – Marco Fabbri (ice dancing).
Schedule of live broadcasts
The World Figure Skating Team Championship will be shown live on Channel One on its website ( link to broadcast ), and also partially on television. The competition will also be broadcasted by the Eurosport channel.
The broadcast time is Moscow (GMT +3)
April 15 (Thursday)
09:00 Ice dancing.Rhythm dance
10:20 Women. Short program
12:20 Men. Short Program
April 16 (Friday)
09:15 Pairs. Short Program
10:40 Ice Dancing. Free dance
12:05 Men. Free Program
April 17 (Saturday)
09:10 Pairs. Free program
10:45 Women.Free program
April 18 (Sunday)
07:55 Demonstration performances
Vladislav Tretyak: “The first victory before the start of the anniversary season”
At the end of the World Championship, we officially announced the end of the next season, but everyone who loves hockey and lives in it knows that such concepts are very conditional. In fact, the hockey life does not stop all year round, and even in the height of summer, traditionally considered a vacation period, our work continues, thanks to which fans constantly have new reasons to be interested in their favorite game.
I am sure that you all closely followed the events unfolding in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, where the Glinka / Gretzky Cup was again held – the most popular and prestigious competition for junior teams under 18 years old. And all together rejoiced at the bright victory of our team, which defended the champion’s title. We see that a talented generation of players is growing in our country, which, thanks to our work, plays and develops in Russia. There is no doubt that these guys are the first fruits of our Red Machine training program, and winning the prestigious tournament is just the very beginning of their long and glorious journey.
Meanwhile, the Olympic team, made up mainly of candidates for the youth world championship, has traditionally played at the SOCHI HOCKEY OPEN tournament. There is no doubt about it – this is the beginning of the next season, the peak of which for the guys will be the world championship in Canada on December 26 – January 5. There is also no doubt that the results shown by the team in the meetings with the KHL clubs are secondary, the main task of such a tournament is different: to give young players to prove themselves at the highest, adult level, to get an idea of what lies ahead.And this task SOCHI HOCKEY OPEN successfully fulfills year after year, contributing to the maturity of our guys.
And there is another “time leap” ahead of us: the Women’s World Championship will take place on August 20-31 in Calgary. This tournament belongs to the previous season, it was supposed to take place back in April, but was postponed due to the pandemic. Our girls in the past have more than once got on the podium of the world championship, and I have no doubt that they like the taste of medals. We will do our best to empathize with them and hope for new success.
When this tournament will remain in the past, we will come close to the beginning of a new, very special season for us. The whole country will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Russian hockey. It’s great that hockey life goes on non-stop – I’m sure you agree with me!
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No stars, favorites and viewers. What is remarkable about the starting World Hockey Championship :: Hockey :: RBC Sport
The Ice Hockey World Championship will start in Riga on Friday.This tournament will be fundamentally different from the previous ones. The main features, intrigues of the competition and the teams’ chances for medals – in the material of RBC
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The Russian national team will perform at the World Championships under the name ROC – the English abbreviation of the name of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC).Instead of the national flag, a canvas with the ROC emblem will be used. As a hymn – “Concerto No. 1 for piano and orchestra” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Instead of the coat of arms, the ROC emblem will be located on the uniform. This is due to the sanctions imposed on domestic sports by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
The Russian team will play in Group A. Matches will be held at the arena of the Olympic Sports Center.
Calendar of matches with the participation of the Russian national team
- May 21.16:15. Russia – Czech Republic;
- May 22. 16:15. Great Britain – Russia;
- May 24. 16:15. Slovakia – Russia;
- May 26. 16:15. Russia – Denmark;
- May 29. 16:15. Switzerland – Russia;
- May 31. 20:15. Russia – Sweden;
- June 1. 20:15. Russia – Belarus.
Group B matches will take place at the main stadium of the World Championship – Arena Riga. The national teams of Canada, Finland, USA, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Italy and Kazakhstan will play there.
The World Championship Playoffs will begin on June 3. In the quarterfinals, the first, second, third and fourth teams of Group A will face the fourth, third, second and first teams from Group B.
Who will play for Russia
The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), on the eve of the World Championship in Latvia, decided to expand the applications of the national teams from 25 to 28 people. This is caused by the coronavirus pandemic and possible infection of players during the tournament.
The headquarters of the Russian national team has so far announced 26 hockey players to participate in the world championship.
Goalkeepers: Alexander Samonov (SKA), Ivan Bocharov (Dynamo).
Defenders: Artem Zub (Ottawa), Ivan Provorov (Philadelphia), Vladislav Gavrikov (Columbus), Nikita Nesterov (Calgary), Nikita Zadorov (Chicago), Grigory Dronov (Metallurg) , Igor Ozhiganov (SKA), Rushan Rafikov, Alexey Marchenko (both – Lokomotiv).
Forwards: Anton Slepyshev, Maxim Shalunov, Konstantin Okulov, Pavel Karnaukhov (all – CSKA), Anton Burdasov, Ivan Morozov, Emil Galimov, Artem Shvets-Rogovoy, Vladislav Kamenev, Evgeny Timkin, Andrey Kuzmenko (all – SKA), Sergey Tolchinsky (Avangard), Dmitry Voronkov (Ak Bars), Mikhail Grigorenko (Columbus), Alexander Barabanov (San Jose).
Team captain – Slepyshev.
Two seats remain vacant. In a message on the official website of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation (FHR), it was clarified that later they would be given to the goalkeeper and the striker.
Players from the NHL who will finish the fight for the Stanley Cup after the first round of the playoffs, or players from the KHL who are training with the team in Riga will be included in the application. They are goalkeeper Ivan Fedotov (CSKA), forwards Ilya Safonov (Ak Bars) and Vasily Podkolzin (SKA).Also in the capital of Latvia, defender Kirill Kirsanov and forward Kirill Marchenko (both – SKA) are training on an individual program.
The main feature of the 2021 World Cup is the far from optimal team lineups. This is due to the late start of the NHL playoffs (May 16), the date of which was shifted due to the fact that the season only started on January 15 due to the coronavirus. Also, many clubs in the overseas league refused to release the main players due to damage and a pandemic.
For example, goalkeepers Igor Shesterkin and Alexander Georgiev did not come to the Russian national team “on the recommendation of the Rangers’ doctors.” For the same reason, the national team does not include the goalkeeper and Dallas striker Anton Khudobin and Denis Guryanov.
There are no stars in the national teams for the upcoming world championship. European national teams are mainly staffed by hockey players playing for clubs in the Old World. For Canada and the United States, the players of the third and fourth links of the NHL outsiders will play for the most part.
The upcoming world championship in terms of the level of play, perhaps, will be, if not the weakest in history, then one of the – for sure. At the same time, it gives the tournament a heightened intrigue. Not only teams from the Big Six (Russia, Canada, USA, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic) can claim medals, but also teams from the “second echelon” – for example, Switzerland and Germany.
Hockey players from the NHL did not play at the 2018 Olympics, which was, most likely, the main factor in reaching the final of the German national team.If something similar happens at the upcoming World Cup, then it will not become a sensation.
Due to the coronavirus, the World Cup will be held without spectators. The teams will have to live in hotels without any contact with the outside world. Coaches and hockey players will only be able to leave the hotel during games and training sessions.
After arriving in Riga, all teams were in quarantine for three days. Only after that did they start training.If a player replenishes a team during the tournament, he will also have to go through a three-day quarantine, then he will be able to train exclusively for three days and only on the seventh day, subject to negative tests for coronavirus, will be allowed to play.
Therefore, the national teams have little chance of strengthening from the NHL during the World Cup. The earliest date on which the first team can be eliminated from the Stanley Cup is the evening of May 22. This would happen if Florida lost four games to Tampa Bay (so far 2-0 to the Lightning).Taking into account the flight time and quarantine, Florida hockey players will be able to play for the national teams on May 31 or June 1 – that is, in the last days of the group stage. But this applies only to one team and on condition of its “dry” defeat. Other clubs will end the Stanley Cup at a later date.
90,000 what intrigues the Basketball World Cup in China – RT in Russian
On the next Saturday, August 31, the 18th Basketball World Cup starts in China. According to its results, not only the strongest national team of the planet will be determined, but also more than half of the participants in the 2020 Olympic tournament in Tokyo.What to expect from the upcoming competitions, in which for the first time in history 32 national teams will take part at once, – in the RT material.
New sign and European debutants
In a noble quest to make national team competitions more attractive to fans around the world, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has carried out a series of major reforms, the full depth of the consequences of which is too early to assess. However, the current Olympic cycle resembles the global experiment of basketball officials.
The most significant changes have undergone the world championship – the main image tournament of the organization, on the success or failure of which its further development will depend. And if the renaming of the tournament into the World Cup instead of the usual championship does not play a role in its fate, then the situation with the timing and format of the tournament is different.
The FIBA Board has moved the competition to an odd year so that they do not compete for the spectator with the football world championship. But it is not certain that the basketball authorities have benefited from this.To the numerous reasons for the refusal of the first magnitude stars to come to the location of their national teams, one more was added – the unwillingness to spend two (and in the case of the top national teams of the Old World, three, taking into account Eurobasket 2021) summers in a row instead of a good rest and recovery after a tough club season.
September is also not a good time to host the World Cup, as those who stay in China until the late playoffs and medals run the risk of not preparing properly for the NBA or Euroleague regulars.
What this leads to, Russian fans should remember from 2017, when their favorites for several months came to their senses after a very successful, but extremely exhausting continental forum.
Finally, the qualification of the upcoming World Cup left a controversial impression, the vast majority of matches of which were played in the middle of the club season. Because of this, many national teams could not count on their own leaders who have contracts with Euroleague and NBA clubs.
The same Spaniards and French, with their rich pool of talents and a system of training young athletes well-established for decades, did not prevent them from winning tickets to the Celestial Empire (as well as the Americans, who were selected for the tournament of almost the Development League national team). But the current champions of Europe, Slovenes, will not be in the basketball world championship. Goran Dragic, Luka Doncic, Anthony Randolph and other creators of the Balkan miracle of two years ago simply did not have the opportunity to help the national team in the most important fights for it, and the small country with a population of 2 million people was unable to overcome the colossal staff deficit.
It is significant that at the tournament with a record 32 participating teams and an unprecedented eight quotas for Asia and Oceania, both debutants of planetary forums are from Europe. The national team of the Czech Republic has decently helped the calendar. The Czechs won the decisive victories over Russia and Bosnia in terms of qualification for the KM-2019 in September 2018, with the active participation of Chicago Bulls defender Tomas Satoranski and Fenerbahce center Jan Vesely, who did not come to other qualifying games.
Montenegrins were lucky that the Spanish “Valencia” missed the last Euroleague draw.And while some teams were patching holes in the three-second zone with basketball players without international experience, the Balkans could count on the eminent center Boyan Dublevich, who entered the top three scorers in the regional selection.
In other zones, the introduction of international windows in the middle of the club season did not affect the distribution of tickets to China so much. Argentina and Australia, for example, easily made it to the world championship without all their star and not so legionnaires. And the Mexicans who reached the 2014 World Cup playoffs were equally bad with Zenit’s rookie Gustavo Aion and without him.
Complex rally system and tournament for losers
The Chinese World Cup will be held according to an intricate system with two group rounds, which, on the one hand, will disappoint discerning fans with a decent number of gray and unattractive matches (you will hardly be interested in the confrontation Venezuela – Cat ‘d-Ivoire or Dominican Republic – Jordan). At the same time, eight really strongest national teams will reach the quarterfinals, which will exclude any kind of accident.
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At the main stage of the tournament, 32 teams will be divided into eight groups – Russian basketball players will face rivals from Nigeria, Argentina and South Korea in Quartet B.The two best teams will advance to the next stage, where tickets to the playoffs will be played out on the same principle.
Moreover, for countries that do not manage to get into the top 16 winners of the main round, KM-2019 will not end immediately. They will have to take part in the classification competition for 17th-32nd places. It makes sense for the simple reason that the World Cup serves as a qualifying tournament for the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Seven national teams (two of the best from Europe and America, and one each from Asia, Africa and Oceania according to the results of the entire World Cup) will book direct trips to Tokyo, and the next 16th in rank will get a place in one of four additional qualifying tournaments Games-2020.
The Russian team, despite the enormous personnel losses (in China, Sergei Bazarevich cannot count on the leaders of the back line Alexei Shved, Dmitry Khvostov and Dmitry Kulagin), with the grid at the championship of the planet was lucky.
In the second group and in the tournament for 17th-32nd places, representatives of Quartet B will fight for a place in the sun with teams from a very weak Group A, where the draw brought together the teams of Cote d’Ivoire, China, Poland and Venezuela. Therefore, for all the difficulties that domestic basketball players faced in the process of preparing for the World Cup, getting into the Olympic qualification looks quite a realistic task.
No clear favorite
Since the NBA allowed representatives of the league to take part in national team tournaments (and this happened before the 1992 Olympics, which showed the world the legendary dream team with Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and others ), The US team is considered the clear and almost the only contender for gold medals.
Bookmakers consider Americans to be favorites before the World Cup in China, but in the summer of 2019, the US team is not at all invulnerable.Last week, the Americans suffered their first defeat in 13 years with the main, so to speak, squad, losing to Australia in a friendly match. In addition, the process of forming the final application of the grand world basketball for the championship of the planet was more like an endless tragicomedy with a curious ending.
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At a certain moment, only 12 basketball players remained at the disposal of Greg Popovich, who, in the end, will play in the world championship. Some of the invitees simply refused to be called up to the national team, others left the training camp either due to injuries or of their own free will.
Only two of these 12 players have experience of playing in significant international tournaments – forward Harrison Barnes won the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and center Mason Plumley can boast the gold of the 2014 World Cup.
Only playmaker Kemba Walker and swingman Chris Middleton took part in the last NBA All-Star Game, both representing the apparently weaker Eastern Conference in terms of matchmaking. Barnes owns the only championship ring for the entire US national team, won in 2015 with the Golden State Warriors.
That is, in China, the US team will not really intimidate opponents: even at the previous World Championship, where Mike Krzyszewski took a seemingly not the strongest set of players, he had Kyrie Irving, Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry and Clay Thompson, who defeated all opponents with an average difference of 33 points.
Therefore, at least from the camp of the Serbian national team, which lost two big finals in a row to the Americans – at the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics – loud statements are already being made about their readiness to overthrow the Americans from the throne. And such rhetoric, with all the desire, cannot be called groundless, even after the injury of star point guard Milos Teodosic.
Traditionally powerful Spaniards will have good chances of success, led in China by the newly minted NBA champion in the Toronto Raptors Marc Gasol.The Greeks, yearning for success on the international stage, who recruited the MVP of the 2018/19 season in the NBA Yannis Adetokounbo, will also claim a serious result.
One can easily surprise with the superbly organized, well-played and very experienced team of Australia, in which the eminent veterans Patty Mills and Andrew Bogut make the weather. Representatives of the Green Continent stopped one step away from the medals of the previous Games and intend to win at least something at any cost before the painful process of generational change begins.
But the French and Lithuanians are added to the list of favorites of the second echelon rather out of habit. The squad of Vincent Collet is by no means impressive in name, and the Balts have only names left – the best years of Jonas Machiulis, Reinaldas Seibutis, Mantas Kalnietis and Paulus Yankunas are already behind them, but they still have significant roles in the national team.
In any case, the fans will face a competitive tournament with a poorly predictable outcome. There are all the prerequisites to believe that it is at the World Cup in China that the golden streak of Americans who won five international tournaments in a row (two world championships and three Olympics) can be interrupted.
There are several nominal outsiders who can pleasantly surprise: for example, the aforementioned Montenegro with its outstanding front line, strengthened in comparison with the qualifications of Nikola Vucevic from Orlando Magic. After all, there is a whole group of dark horses, including the Russian national team. Bazarevich’s wards, most likely, themselves do not yet know what they will be capable of in China, but it is definitely not worth writing them off completely.
Team USA – Reining Champion title at VKI FEI
Team USA awards ceremony (featuring Casey Diary, Cade McCutcheon, Daniel Huss and Jordan Larson) at the Trion World Equestrian Games.Michael Almeida, Longines International Merchandising Manager, presents an elegant Longines watch to all the winners.
FEI World Equestrian Games
The first FEI World Equestrian Games medals were presented to the winners of the team reining competition tonight in Tryon.Team USA, which includes Casey Diary on Heavy Duty Chex, Cade McCutcheon on Custom Made Gun, Daniel Huss on Ms Dreamy and Jordan Larson riding ARC Gunnabeabigstar, won the championship title on Wednesday 12 September. The second place was taken by the team of Belgium, in the third place – by the team of Germany.
As Official Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch Brand for the FEI World Equestrian Games, Longines had the pleasure of presenting the winners with an elegant Longines watch.
Follow the live results of all Longines competitions on www.longinestiming.com. Building on its in-house expertise, the Swiss watch brand Longines gradually built a special relationship with the world of sport.It can count now many years of experience as a timekeeper for world championships in sport or as a partner of international sports federations.