Basketball: Euro 2023; soft qualification round for Azzurre

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– ROME, AUGUST 20 – The draw for the 2023 European women’s basketball qualifying rounds, which will be played in Slovenia and Israel, saw Italy included in group H with Slovakia, Luxembourg and Switzerland. 14 teams qualify for the tournament, the first in each group and the four best runners-up of the 10 groups. The first qualifying window is scheduled for November, with two games, then a one-year stop, with the next two to be played from 20 to 29 November 2022 and from 5 to 13 February 2023.

“We knew the names of the next opponents but above all we got back to breathe the air of competition – commented the coach, Gino Lardo -. We want to get back in the game and fight for an important result. The draw went well: Luxembourg. and Switzerland – he says – are teams that do not have an important tradition behind them, Slovakia is a tough opponent and they showed it even at the last European Championship. our desire for revenge “.