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Latvian lady b-ballers to play Canada, Australia and Europe's top teams ahead of World Cup

BC, Riga, 20.04.2018.Print version

In preparation for this year's FIBA Basketball World Cup, the Latvian national women's basketball team will play 11 exhibition matches, with six of them being played at home, informs LETA.

The Latvian squad will begin preparations for the World Cup in June, and will play its first exhibition match at home against Finland on June 10.

However, the Latvian squad will begin its main preparations in August, and from August 17 to 19 will host an exhibition tournament in Riga against Sweden, Russia and Ukraine.

At the end of the month the Latvian team will participate in an exhibition tournament in Valencia against the hosts Spain, as well as Belgium and France.

From September 7 to 9, Latvia will play in a three team exhibition tournament in Paris against the hosts, as well as Australia.

Meanwhile, on September 14 and 15, Latvia will host Greece for two more exhibition matches in Riga.

Latvia will play its final exhibition match in Tenerife against Canada two days before the beginning of the World Cup.

This year's FIBA Women's World Basketball Cup will be played in Spain's Tenerife from September 22 to 30.

Latvia is in Group D with the United States, China and Senegal.

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