Great basketball duel from Group B!
The national basketball teams of Italy and Australia will face each other as two favorites for the leading position in Group B of the Olympic tournament. At the opening game both teams ended up as the winners, so tomorrow you’ll have a chance to enjoy the basketball fight for the top position in the group.
The basketball team of Italy beat Germany with the result of 92-82 in a game where the Italians had control on the court through the entire game. The basketball team of Australia on the other hand beat the Nigerian team with the result of 84-67 in a game where the Australians presented real dominance and have made that clear from the very beginning that they are a very well organized and determined basketball squad.
Italy’s basketball national team has been part of the Olympic games 13 times, and their best results are from 1980 and 2004 when they managed to win silver medals. In 1980 they lost the finale in Moscow from the national team of Yugoslavia, and in 2004 they lost the finale in Athens from the national team of Argentina.
So maybe Tokyo can be their lucky place to win the gold medal if they manage to enter the finale for the third time.
Australia’s basketball national team on the other hand has more appearances from Italy at the Olympics. They were 15 times part of the biggest sports event in the world, but they never won any medal, so this could be their chance to win the first one. The Australians have a great basketball generation, with a great mix of experienced and young players, and they already showed their great quality against the Nigerians. So tomorrow will be a real test of their basketball capacity against their biggest rival in the group, the national basketball team of Italy.
We are expecting a great basketball show tomorrow, where the winner could be decided in the very last moments of the game.
So if you are a basketball lover, tune in tomorrow, and enjoy this great game from Group B of the Olympic tournament in Japan.