Spain shines and overwhelms Georgia on the way to the 2023 World Cup

The first steps of the Spain posGasol they couldn’t be more hopeful. The team of Scariolo added in front of Georgia this Monday his second victory in the qualifying windows for the World Cup 2023 after Friday in Macedonia and, in addition, he achieved it with forcefulness and offering a great image as a group (89-61). It may be that the new project started after the Tokyo Games, where a stage was closed with the withdrawal of the Gasol and Sergio Rodríguez, is still very tender and the group oozes a lot of youth in most of the components. Also that there are many absences from the NBA and the Euroleague players. But the national team did not abandon some of the virtues that have accompanied it in the last decade: such as defensive commitment, speed in execution and, to the minimum, the counterattack game.

Sima, highlighted

Jaime Fernandez now assumes the gallons in this group, but there are many green shoots that allow us to be optimistic like the manresan Yankuba Sima (10 points, 8 rebounds), Among the most prominent in these two matches played by Spain, the Valencian player López-Arostegui, or the green and black Joel Parra, the valencianista Jaime Pradilla and also confirmations such as that of the Tenerife pivot, Fran Guerra, O Darío Brizuela (Unicaja).

Georgia did not resist beyond the first quarter, despite having excellent players such as Shermadini (Tenerife), Burjanadze (Betis) or the nationalized McFadden (UCAM Murcia), while Shengelia could not play. The intensity of the selection, the defensive aggressiveness, the speed in the execution catapulted Spain, which only made it expand its advantage as the minutes progressed and make the public who came to the Olivo Arena de Jaén enjoy, before the despair of the Georgia coach, Ilias Zouros.


Spain: Colom (6), Fernández (13), Parra (3), Díez 8 (), Guerra (8) – starting five – López Arostegui (14), Paulí (9), Pérez (2), Pradilla (4), Brizuela (8), Díaz (4), Sima (10).

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Georgia: McFadden (14), Phevadze – (), Maziashvili (-), Burjanadze (14), Shermadini (21) –cinco inicial – Jintcharadze (8), Pkakadze (2), Turdziladze (2), Korsantia (-), Berishvili (-), Bakradze (-).

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