July 25, 2024, 12:42:03 PM

Author Topic: Cape Verde in World Cup Basketball  (Read 2016 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Deeks

  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 18694
    • View Profile
Cape Verde in World Cup Basketball
« on: February 28, 2023, 07:56:31 PM »

Michelle Katami - BBC Sport Africa
Mon, February 27, 2023 at 12:15 PM ESTĚ1 min read

Cape Verde have made history by becoming the smallest country ever to qualify for the Fiba Basketball World Cup.

With a population of just over 500,000, the Atlantic island nation beat the record previously held by Montenegro, who qualified in 2019.

An impressive 79-64 victory over Ivory Coast sealed the Blue Sharks' spot at the tournament which will be co-hosted by Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines from 25 August to 10 September and will see five African teams compete.

On Friday, South Sudan also made history, qualifying at the first attempt just three years after the team took part in their debut international competition.

Angola and Egypt booked their places at the World Cup in qualifiers held in Cairo, while Ivory Coast were the first African nation to qualify back in August.

Offline royal

  • Moderator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 3493
    • View Profile
Re: Cape Verde in World Cup Basketball
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2023, 08:11:50 AM »
Good for them. Even more impressive with a 500,000 population.


1]; } ?>