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Rio to host the 2019 Basketball Intercontinental Cup

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Rio de Janeiro will host the 2019 Basketball Intercontinental Cup
from February 15th to 17th at the Olympic Park’s Carioca 1 Arena.

The competition, organized by FIBA Americas, will feature Flamengo (Brazil), the Austin Spurs (USA), current NBA G-League (development league) champions, San Lorenzo (Argentina), reigning title holders of the DirecTV Liga de las Americas and AEK Athens (Greece), reigning title holders of the Basketball Champions League.

“We are excited to bring the FIBA ​​Intercontinental Cup back to the Americas and to celebrate this edition in the venue that hosted the 2016 Olympic Games,” said FIBA’s Secretary General, Andreas Zagklis.

The two semi-finals will see San Lorenzo face AEK and Flamengo battle the Austin Spurs. Both games will be played on the 15th of February and on the 17th the final round will take place, with the third place game and the championship game.

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