Brazil beats Canada and keeps the Olympic dream alive at the 2023 Basketball World Cup – Diário do Sudoeste

In an emotional morning for basketball fans, the Brazilian men’s team scored an electrifying victory over Canada on Friday, September 1. The showdown, which took place in Jakarta and aired on Brasilia time, ended 69-65 in favor of the Brazilians, keeping their hopes alive for a berth at the 2024 Paris Olympics .

As underdogs to the Canadian team, leaders of the competition and averaging 108 points per game, Brazil faced a titanic challenge. Canada’s stats were great: 95-65 against France, 128-73 against Lebanon and 101-75 in the win over Latvia.

However, the Brazilian team showed determination and ability to overcome a 12-point deficit and close the match with a memorable victory. This triumph not only keeps Brazil in the race for the World Cup, but also strengthens its chances of obtaining one of the two Olympic places reserved for the best teams in the Americas.

This result is particularly crucial for Brazil’s intentions to participate in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. The two best teams in the Americas at this World Cup will guarantee their participation in Olympic competition in the French capital.

Buoyed by this thrilling triumph, Brazil are now gearing up for their next challenge against Latvia. The match is scheduled for this Sunday, September 3 at 6:45 a.m. Brasilia time.

Elmer Hayward

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