Immediately challenge with Gibraltar, San Marino seeks glory among the Small States of Europe
The championship of the Small States of Europe for men’s basketball begins today at the Ta ‘Qali Sports Pavilion in Valletta, Malta, an event involving the national team of San Marino. Inserted in group B together with Gibraltar and Armenia, while in the other group we find Andorra, Azerbaijan and the hosts of Malta, the titans will make their debut this afternoon (h. 4.15 pm) against Gibraltar. Tomorrow the biancazzurri will rest, while on Thursday, again at the same time, the match against Armenia is scheduled. The formula promotes the first classified of the two groups to the semifinals, who will wait for the winners of the challenges between the second and third two groups, matches scheduled for Friday. On Saturday it will be ‘semi’ time, and on Sunday the finals. At the helm of the San Marino team there is coach Andrea Maghelli, with Simone Porcarelli – ‘skipper’ of the Ap Titano in C Silver – as deputy. This is the roster – Listens: Alessandro Renzi (born in 2004), Nicola Borello (1997). Guards: Francesco Palmieri (2002), Gioele Moretti (1993), Kevin Riccardi (1998), Lorenzo Liberti (1991). Ali: Andrea Raschi (1979), Pietro Ugolini (2000), Leonardo Fiorani (2001), Giovanni Ugolini (2000). Centers: Ygor Biordi (1996), Tommaso Felici (2001).
“The sensations are good, attack – Maghelli -. The team is healthy and I see the guys charged up. Compared to last year this is a different group, there are a couple of rookies, but also players who are used to participating in this type of competition. we have tried to organize a game that is simple and effective at the same time, a game made up of ‘reading’ in which anyone can quickly get involved “. The biancazzurri who can still count on the experience of the veteran Raschi (photo), 43 veterans of the veteran behind him, give up some important pawns Davide Macina, out for personal, Matteo Botteghi (studio) and Federico Tocci (studio). “But this is the best national team possible at the moment. We will try to be unpredictable,” promises Maghelli.