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Leandro Barbosa: “When you compete in the World Cup, you have to be prepared and ready for everything”

Leandro Barbosa Brazil
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Brazil’s legend Leandro Barbosa is getting ready for his fifth Basketball World Cup with the national team.

Here is what the 36-year-old guard told FIBA:

“I’ve had some great moments in the FIBA Basketball World Cup and I hope that the next one is going to be the best.

I was a young kid when I first competed on this stage in 2002, but the experience I’ve gained as a player is priceless. You learn a lot during this kind of competition.

I’m 36 years old now, but my love for the game and to represent my country by playing in the National Team is still very present.

I am very excited for the next challenge, which is playing in the next World Cup, to try to have a great run and to try to qualify for the next Olympics. I love this game, and I enjoy every moment of it.

When you compete in a tournament like the World Cup, you have to be prepared and ready for everything, to play against any team, so we’ll just keep the same mindset whoever we will play against.”

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