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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cuban Women to Play South Korea in Basketball World Championship



Havana, Cuba, Sep 30.- The Cuban women's basketball team will play today against South Korea a key match for its aspirations to advance in the World Championship, based in Turkey until next October 5th.

The Caribbean squad accumulates two defeats in same amount of outputs on the court, like its today’s opponents, so another loss would mean telling goodbye to the tournament.
 
As known, Cubans lost to Australia 57-90 in its debut and then was also beaten 69-70 by Belarus.
In that last game they were ahead almost until the end of the game, but they were surpassed in a fateful final minute and could not reach a very important win.
 
The universal event is attended by 16 sides divided into four groups; where the leader of poole earns a ticket to the quarter-finals, while those finishing second and third will play a play-off phase.
 
So far, the group C, where the Cubans are, is led by Australia and Belarus, unbeaten in two games.
Czech Republic and Spain (2-0) are on top of Poole A; while Japan and Brazil are still looking for their first win in the tourney.
 
On the other hand, Turkey (2-0) is the leader of Group B, followed by France and Canada (1-1), while Mozambique appears in the bottom.
 
Finally, Poole D is dominated by United States (2-0), one of the major contenders for the title, escorted by Serbia and China (1-1), and Angola remains winless.(acn)