Much more than a game: Delfino returns and Che García makes his debut in the duel against Paraguay

The Argentine basketball team, with the return of Olympic champion Carlos Delfino, will be home this Friday against Paraguay, at the start of the South American Qualifiers for the 2023 World Cup in Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines, in which he will be in Group A. The match will start at 9:10 p.m. at the Obras Basket stadium.

The novelty of the national team will include the return of Delfino, who last wore the Argentine jersey at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, and it will also be the official debut of Néstor “Che” García as coach after the departure of Sergio Hernández .

The summoned basketball players are the guards Leandro Vildoza (Boca Juniors), Franco Baralle, Juan Ignacio Brussino (Quimsa de Santiago del Estero) and Sebastián Orresta (Gymnastics of Comodoro Rivadavia); the bodyguards Carlos Delfino (Pesaro from Italy), Matías Solanas (San Martín de Corrientes), Luciano González and Martín Cuello (Instituto de Córdoba); the forwards Marcos Mata (Aguada, Uruguay), Agustín Barreiro (Comodoro Rivadavia Gymnastics) and Martín Fernández (Regatas Corrientes); and inmates Juan Francisco Fernández (Fuenlabrada, Spain), Nicolás Romano (Córdoba Institute), Federico Aguerre (Boca Juniors), Tayavek Gallizzi (Córdoba Institute), Lautaro Berra (Obras Basket) and Kevin Hernández (Boca Juniors).

Among them, García chose these 12 for the debut:

Bases: Juan Brussino and Sebastián Orresta

Escort: Delfino, Solanas and Luciano González

Small forward: Marcos Mata and Agustín Barreiro

Pivot winger: Juan Fernández, Aguerre and Romano

Pivot: Kevin Hernández and Tayavek Gallizzi

Friday’s program

Group A

At 12.10, Venezuela-Panama.

At 9:10 p.m., Argentina-Paraguay.

B Group

At 15.10, Uruguay-Colombia.

At 18.10, Brazil-Chile.

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