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Spain’s coach, Sergio Scariolo, disclosed that Ricky Rubio has conveyed his eagerness to make a long-awaited return to the national team. Rubio is set to realize this comeback opportunity during the upcoming 2025 EuroBasket Qualifiers.

“He [Rubio] told me: ‘I would like my first official game to be with the national team because I feel a special bond with you, with the national team and my teammates,” Scariolo said.

“It was very emotional when he called me to say it. I was waiting to receive that call and it was a great joy. I was in the hospital with my mother and I told her ‘Stay here, this is important.”