Venezuela armed against Canada Leader in Sports


The basketball selection is ready for the Friday duel that can give the pass to the World Cup

AVN CARACAS.- Venezuela has an appointment with the story this Friday. The national basketball team, directed by Fernando Duró, will seek Canada before a victory that can take the team to the China World Cup 2019.

The native payroll will be presented on the tablet of the José Joaquín Gymnasium "Papá" Carrillo, in the Parque Miranda, commanded by Captain Jose "Grillito" Vargas and other six team baskets who in 2015 defeated Canada at the FIBA ​​Américas Championship.

David Cubillán, Grégory Vargas, Heissler Guillent, César García, Dwight Lewis Padrón, Elder Giménez, Jhorman Zamora, Pedro Chourio, Luis Bethelmy, Miguel Ruiz, Néstor Colmenares, Windi Graterol and Grégory Echenique are summoned to the meeting.

If the Creole quintet wins, Venezuela will dispute the fourth world-wide event of its history, after the editions of Argentina 1990, the United States 2002 and Japan 2006.


This is not the first time the national team faces Canada. In the past three years, both five-fifths have been measured twice. The first was in 2015 and the second in 2017.

In the Palacio de los Deportes, in the Federal District, in Mexico, they saw the faces in the semi-final of the Preolímpico. On September 11, 2015, Venezuela exceeded 79-78 to Canada in a match that was defined in the area of ​​free shots over the second final.

Windi Graterol led the department of score with 20 points, while Néstor Colmenares and John Cox did the same in rebounds with 6 and assists with 4, respectively.

On that occasion, Venezuela was imposed on a template incorporated by nine NBA players.

The triumph gave him a pass to the final of the Preolímpico, an instance that conquered when defeating Argentine squad 76-71.

The Venezuelans, after 23 years, ranked the Olympic Games (JJOO) Rio 2016, an event in which he won a victory and four reves.

One year later, the national quintet was measured before Canada in the Amerup 2017. On August 29, the Americans defeated defeating 75-66 in a staged duel in the city of Bahía Blanca, Argentina.

In that tournament, Venezuela and Canada accumulated a victory and two defeats, but the Creoles finished rooms by point difference.

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