Basketball, Italy at the World Cup after 13 years. Are Gallinari, Belinelli, Datome and Melli returning to China?

Basket, Italia ai Mondiali dopo 13 anni. In Cina tornano Gallinari, Belinelli, Datome e Melli?

Basketball, Italy at the World Cup after 13 years. Are Gallinari, Belinelli, Datome and Melli returning to China? Photo ANSA / ABIR SULTAN

VARESE – Italy overwhelms 75-41 Hungary at PalaOldrini in Masnago (Varese) and leaves the pass for the Basketball World Cup, scheduled in China from 31 August to 16 September. Top scorer for the Nazionale di Sacchetti Della Valle with 15 points. It will therefore be irrelevant the result of the Azzurri in the trip to Lithuania on Monday 25, the last round of the qualifying phase. Italy missed the World Cup since 2006 and did not win the field pass since 1998.

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Petrucci, crowned the World dream – "It is a huge joy, we have just crowned a dream". These are the first words, warmly, of the president of FIP, Gianni Petrucci, after Italy's victory over Hungary, a result that guaranteed Meo Sacchetti's national team to qualify for the World Cup after 13 years of absence.

"But this – remember Petrucci – is only the first half. We will go to China to get a good placement and take off the Olympic Games pass. Even there we have been missing for too long ". Petrucci also opens the doors to the return of Belinelli, Datome, Gallinari and Melli, who could not respond to the calls for the NBA and Eurolega commitments: "The summons belong to the coach, but I would like to have them all available".

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