MOSCOW, August 14. /Offset. TASS Andrei Kartashov/. The task of the national basketball team Russia at the upcoming world Cup is to qualify from the group. TASS said the defender Vitaly Fridzon.
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The world Cup will be held from 31 August to 15 September in China. On Monday the coaching staff of Russian national team announced that guard Alexey Shved did not have time to recover from injury and will miss the tournament. Also from-for traumas will not play the world Cup and other leaders of the national team – defenders Dmitry Khvostov Dmitry Kulagin, center Timofey Mozgov.
“All the players in the team now in good condition. It is clear that we have a bit unsettled players injured, which is very calculated. But it’s part of sport – we are ready, we will fight for each other. Our first task is to qualify from the group, and then the problem will solve in process of receipt” – said Fridzon.
Team Russia in the group stage will play against teams of Argentina, Nigeria and South Korea. In the second group stage of the tournament will host 16 of the 32 teams that will take first and second places in eight groups.