Italy fearlessly faces Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican fans in the Olympic Repechage: “It will be epic”

Italy fearlessly faces Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican fans in the Olympic Repechage: “It will be epic”

In Athens 2004, Gianmarco Pozzecco He was a member of the Italian national team that defeated Puerto Rico 83-70 in the quarterfinals of those games. Olympic Games.

The former basket player finished with eight points.

Pozzecco, now 51 years old and manager of the Italian national team, recalls the star names of Jose “Piculin” Ortiz, Carlos Arroyo and Eddie Cassianothe core of the last Puerto Rican men’s basketball delegation that went to the Olympics.

Two decades later, Pozzecco’s Italy once again appears as a rival to beat in the fight for the only available ticket to Paris 2024 during the Olympic Repechage being played at the Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in Puerto Rico.

And this Thursday at 8:30 pm, Puerto Rico and Italy will face each other again in the third round of the tournament. Both teams are already in the semifinals. It will be the last match of the first round. There are no games on the schedule on Friday.

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