Team Evgeny Murzin in Kiev, the match against the renowned Spanish opens the second stage of selection for the world Cup 2019.
To start the decisive qualifying round of the national team of Ukraine came in almost strongest squad in its history. In the matches with Spain and Montenegro coaching staff will be able to count on three players of the caliber of the NBA, two of whom currently represent the strongest basketball League in the world. Center “Atlanta” Alexei Lane in 25 years to debut in the national team, ready to help the team and teammate LeBron James on the Lakers Svyatoslav Mikhailyuk. In the ranks and the most experienced Vyacheslav Kravtsov, just a few years ago performing in “Detroit” and “Phoenix”.
The appearance of NBA players in the team especially important on the background of the difficult situation. To start the second phase of the national team of Ukraine came up behind Spain, Turkey and Latvia. To rely on a trip to China, “blue-yellow” in six matches against Spain, Montenegro and Slovenia need to win at least four wins. And even this may not be enough to get in the top 3, as in personal meetings, the Ukrainians lose and Turkey, and Latvia.
Spain came to Kiev without NBA stars, but even in this state, the top team of Europe is considered the favorite of the match. The guests almost every player in the Euroleague level. For comparison – in Ukraine the main club tournament of continent next season will represent only the center of Barcelona Artem Pustovoy, which the Catalans came in the matches of the national team.
The match of the second round of the world Cup qualifier between the national teams of Ukraine and Spain will be held in Kyiv sports Palace. Live historic debut of Alexei Lena in the team will show the TV channel “XSPORT”. Kick – off at 19:00.