The Dominican Republic men’s basketball team will have its first training session this Wednesday for what will be the start of its qualifying journey for the FIBA World Cup 2023.
The team, under the direction of Melvyn López, is preparing for its first qualifying window, which will be played on Dominican soil this Sunday and Monday at the Virgilio Travieso Soto Sports Palace. This Wednesday the team will have its first training session.
It will be a two-game series against the same rivals.
On Sunday they will play first Bahamas vs Canada at 5:00 pm, and at 8:00 pm Virgin Islands vs Dominican.
The next day, the same rivals will face each other, the only thing that will change will be the location for each one.
The Dominican Republic is one of 16 countries across the Americas seeking a World Cup spot.
It will compete in Group C, which it shares with Canada, the Virgin Islands and the Bahamas.
Each team, according to FIBA reports, will play 12 matches in total during the qualifying round, in which a total of six windows will also be played.
By the time the qualifying round concludes in February 2023, from this American continent, seven countries will win a ticket to the World Cup.
López had announced his 12 chosen ones on Monday.
They are: Eloy Vargas, Gelvis Solano, Mike Torres, Andrés Féliz, Captain Víctor Liz, Gerardo Suero, Adonys Henríquez, Brandone Francis, Sadiel Rojas, Juan Guerrero, Jonathan Araújo and Jeromy Rodríguez. Suero returns to the senior team and for Rodríguez it will be a pleasant reintegration after a good period absent.