The Spanish team will register Laura Quevedo already Paula Ginzo to dispute the Eurobasket which will start next Thursday in Valencia if Alba is not included in the final list of twelve players Torrens and Tamara Abalde, who tested positive for COVID-19 last Friday.
This was confirmed this Tuesday by the coach, Lucas Mondelo, who explained that it will be this Wednesday when the final decision is made and in the case of not registering the infected players, he will bet on Quevedo Y Ginzo for having completed the preparation with the team from the beginning.
Spain can register these two players or Torrens Y AbaldeAlthough both would miss at least the first meetings and could only play if they were negative for coronavirus in PCR controls from at least ten days after their positive.
Given the health situation due to the coronavirus pandemic, the FIBA allowed each team to count until the day before the start of the championship with two spare players (Quevedo Y Ginzo), although in addition the Spanish Federation a few days ago activated a ‘parallel bubble’ of six players that in principle it will not use.
“We made a 12 + 2 list in case something like this happened and we have two players who are part of the team ready. The team was fourteen, if in the end there are casualties it will be twelve “, he explained. Mondelo at a press conference.
The coach pointed out that the implementation of this parallel concentration shows “the ability of the Federation to foresee everything” and that it was activated by the possibility of an outbreak that has not occurred.