Matches of Russian basketball players in the selection of the World Cup were transferred from the USA :: Basketball :: RBC Sport
The reason is the travel ban and the fact that the advice of the Russian team was vaccinated with a vaccine that was not recognized in the United States. Basketball players will play matches with Puerto Rico and Belgium in the Dominican Republic
The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has postponed the matches of the Russian women’s team in the 2022 World Cup qualifying tournament from the United States in the Dominican Republic. About it reported on the website of the Russian Basketball Federation (RBF).
It is noted that due to travel restrictions and the fact that the deputies of the Russian delegation are vaccinated with medicines that are not recognized in the United States, the team cannot play in Washington. Does not provide assistance and has a strong impact on FIBA, RBF and the US Basketball Federation.
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Formerly “Sport-Express” informedthat the Russian women’s team may not play in the qualifying tournament in Washington. Basketball players could not be released to the US without being vaccinated with a drug approved by the WHO (Russian vaccines are not among them yet), and there is also a problem with obtaining an American visa.
Now games with the participation of the Russian team take place in the current Republic of the Dominican Republic of Santo Domingo. On February 13, the team will meet with Belgium, on February 14 – with Puerto Rico. Match USA – Russia does not meet.
The top two teams from the group receive tickets to the final tournament of the World Cup, without giving the USA. This team has already won the right to go to the World Cup, as it is the winner of the Tokyo Olympics.
In the Washington group, there are three first matches: on February 10, Puerto Rico and Belgium will play, on February 11 – Belgium – USA, on February 12 – USA – Puerto Rico.
The World Championship will be held from September 22 to October 1 in Sydney.