After 38 years, Brazil once again hosts the biggest competition between men’s basketball teams in the Americas. Between the 2nd and 11th of September, the Ginásio Geraldão, in Recife, will host the America’s Basketball Cupwith coverage of sportv channels, which show 11 matches of the competition.
The Brazilian team begins this Friday, against Canada, the walk in search of the fifth title in its history and also of one of the seven spots distributed by the tournament for the next edition of the Pan American Games.
The debut against the Canadians is broadcast live on sportv2, at 8:10 pm, with narration by Rembrandt Junior and comments by Marcelinho Machado.
– Expectations are very good for this Copa America return to Brazil. We have a very interesting mix in our team, with experienced players such as Marcelinho Huertas, Rafael Mineiro and Vitor Benite; and young people like Didi and Yago. It is a good test for the beginning of this new cycle, already aiming at the Paris-2024 Games. I believe that Brazil has the conditions to have a great competition and find the path of victories, even more playing at home and with the support of the fans – says commentator Marcelinho Machado.
In the first phase of the tournament, the 12 teams were divided into three groups. The Brazilian team, led by Gustavo de Conti, is in group A and faces, in addition to Canada, Colombia on Saturday; and Uruguay, next Monday.
The top two in each group and the two best third places advance to the quarterfinals. From then on, the games will be eliminatory and whoever loses will be out of the competition.
See group stage dates and times
FRI – 9/2 – 8:10 pm – Brazil vs Canada
SAB – 9/3 – 8:10 pm – Colombia vs Brazil
SUN – 4/9 – 20:10 – Argentina v Puerto Rico
MON – 9/5 – 6pm – Panama vs USA
MON – 9/5 – 20:10 – Brazil vs Uruguay