The women’s team will play the opening match of the women’s Olympic basketball tournament the next morning (03:00 in Spain) and is practically forced to win. in front you will have South Korea, the weakest rival in a group in which Lucas Mondelo they will have to fight hard for the first two places with Serbia, champion of the recent Eurobasket, and Canada, one of the most powerful teams on the international scene. The North Americans, without going any further, subdued France in the last preparation friendly match between the two teams, which took place last Wednesday in Japan.
Korea appears as the clear cinderella of the group, so a defeat against the Asians can be lethal. The Asian team has never managed to beat Spain in an official competition and in the 2018 World Cup they did not go beyond the first phase after conceding three clear defeats. It will be decisive to stop his star, the power forward Ji Su Park, and for this the work of inner players in defense will be vital, so it is expected that players like Laura Gil or Rachel Carrera assume the marking of the Korean.
Spain, on the other hand, she arrives at the appointment convinced of her options after having already overcome the disappointment at being left out of the medals of the Eurobasket. With Alba Torrens placeholder image Y Tamara abalde already in the team after the covid that prevented them from being with the team at that appointment, the group of Mondelo aspires in Tokyo to defend the silver medal achieved in Rio 2016.