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Brazil Only LatAm Team Still Standing at Basketball World Cup

Madrid, Sep 8.- Brazil will face Serbia as sole representative of Latin America in the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup (BWC) which is on break today.

The Brazilians, who finished second in Group A with four wins and one loss, 63-82 to Spain, had a major triumph over Argentina yesterday, 85-65, to seize the last ticket to the quarterfinals.

In its game on Wednesday Brazilians will be looking again to Raul Neto, unstoppable against the Argentinians with 21 points, and Marquinhos Vieira who gained 13, as well as Leandro Barbosa and Tiago Splitter, both with ten to prevail against a Serbian team that trounced Greece 90-72.

The Serbs were imposing (23-20 23-22, 18-13 and 26-17), with highlights for Bogdan Bogdanovic (21 points), Miroslav Raduljica (16) and Milos Teodosic (13), though it is also important to highlight the work of Nemanja Bjelica, who scored eight points but made 10 rebounds, stole two balls and offered the same number of assists.

For the Greeks, Nick Calathes was the standout, with 14 points, five rebounds, two assists and as many ball thefts.

If the Brazilians are victorious, they will face the winner of the semifinal match between France and Spain, which shattered Senegal 89-56 in its previous match.(Prensa Latina).