Basketball powerhouse Spain kick-starts their 2019 FIBA World Cup campaign with a game against Tunisia at Guangzhou Gymnasium.
What competition it is? 2019 FIBA World Cup
The match will be played between Spain and Tunisia at Guangzhou Gymnasium, in Guangzhou, China. The arena has a capacity of 10,000.
Match Day: August 31, 2019, @ 06:00 PM IST
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How did they qualify:
Sailed through Group A as they recorded six wins from as many games. The next round, or the final qualification round to be precise, was more or less the similar story as three-time Olympic Silver medalists won 10 times in 12 games, qualifying for the 2019 FIBA World Cup as leaders from Group I.
Never were in trouble. The North African country qualified to the 2nd round with a 100% record and went on to win 10 times in 12 matches.
SPA vs TUN Dream11 team News:
Squad for the 2019 FIBA World Cup:
Marc Gasol, Xavi Rabaseda, Pau Ribas, Víctor Claver, Quino Colom, Sergio Llull, Ricky Rubio, Juancho Hernangómez, Javier Beirán, Rudy Fernández, Willy Hernangómez, Pierre Oriola
Omar Abada, Mohamed Abassi, Nizar Knioua, Salah Mejri, Makram Ben Romdhane, Ziyed Chennoufi, Mouhamed Hadidane, Omar Mouhli, Mourad El Mabrouk, Mokhtar Ghayaza, Michael Roll, Radhouane Slimane
Players to watch out for: (Captain options):
Marc Gasol: Pau Gasol’s younger brother finally won the NBA Championship last season with Toronto Raptors. The 34-year-old had an immense impact on Raptors after joining from Memphis Grizzlies in a mid-season transfer.
No doubt, he will be a star attraction at the 2019 FIBA World Cup.
Ricky Rubio: Phoenix Suns’ point guard has a reputation of dominating the game both inside the paint and from beyond the arc.
Juan Hernangómez: An upcoming star from Spain. Plies his trade with Denver Nuggets, and considering he is just 23, tells about the potential Nuggets sees in him. The 23-year-old is a good marker and is some presence inside the paint.
Salah Mejri: Tunisia arrives in China with their biggest star in Salah Mejri. The 33-year-old is a good defender and will be hard for any player to win a head-to-head battle against him.
SPA vs TUN Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Spain will start the game as favourites.