The Egyptian national team defeated its Mexican counterpart in the meeting that brought them together today, Tuesday, in the third round of the 2023 Basketball World Cup, which is currently hosted by Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines.
The “Pharaohs” team advanced in the first and second quarters, with a score of (30-16) and (29-19), respectively, while Mexico won the third quarter by three points, by (21-18), so that the Egyptian national team returned and advanced in the fourth quarter. By 7 points, with a score of (16-23) points.
Egyptian star Ehab Amin scored 22 points, as the best scorer in the match.
It is noteworthy that the Egyptian national team started its campaign in the 2023 Basketball World Cup, which is currently being organized jointly by the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia, and will continue until next September 10, with two consecutive losses to each of the Lithuania national team by (67-93), in the first round, and to the Montenegro national team ( Montenegro) with a result: (74-89) points, in the second round of the championship.
The Egyptian national team raised its score to 4 points from 3 matches and ranks third in the fourth group ranking table, compared to 3 points for the fourth-placed Mexico team.
FIBA World Cup merchandise at the Indonesia Arena : Latvian citizen
Jakarta : Latvian citizens who have come all the way to Jakarta to support their country bought up official FIBA World Cup promotional merchandise sold in the Indonesia area of the Bung Karno Arena Jakarta, Tuesday.
The Latvian supporters bought up state shirts bearing the Latvian flag until they sold out.
Sales increased rapidly after Latvia had the opportunity to go to the second round of qualification after a narrow 88-86 win over France on Sunday (27/8).
Based on data from the Local Organizing Committee for the 2023 FIBA World Cup, as of today, online sales of Latvian national shirts at hoops.indonesia are almost sold out. Even the stock in the merchandise shop and two fan shops in the Indonesia Arena were sold out.
“For sales at hoops.indonesia, there are only two Latvian country shirts left with XXL size. Meanwhile, direct sales at the fan shop and the official merchandise shop in Indonesia Arena have sold out of the 500 existing stocks,” said the FIBA World Cup Merchandise Project Manager. 2023 William Loek at Indonesia Arena GBK Jakarta.
this Tuesday evening, Latvia and Canada will play a decisive duel for the Group H champions at 20.30 WIB, and it is certain that the Latvian fans, both Indonesian basketball fans and fans who come directly from Latvia, will return will crowd the Indonesia Arena.
This match is not only fighting for the main position in the group standings, but also increasing the chances of advancing to the quarter-finals.
“Most of them bought Latvian supporters from outside. However, there were also many local who also supported Latvia. Why did the shirts sell better?
He said that if he returned tonight there would be a lot of Latvian supporters. The presence of Latvian supporters, who almost always filled half of the capacity of the Indonesia Arena stadium, astonished all parties.
The players and the coaching team even considered this extraordinary, they did not expect that their supporters would fly from Latvia to provide direct support to them in Jakarta until the end of the qualifying round on 3 September.
“Our supporters are extraordinary. There were probably around 2,500 who came here, but it was like 5,000. They pushed us on the field. They were amazing,” said Arturs Visockis-Rubenis, Assistant Coach of Latvia.
As for ticket sales for today’s match, in the second game between Canada versus Latvia until 10.22 WIB, 10,284 tickets were sold. This number is expected to increase from direct sales at the Indonesia Arena ticket box. In the previous match between Latvia and France, the number of spectators present was around 11,000.
Football : Mbappe decides his fate with Saint-Germain
A French press report, on Sunday, settled the news regarding the future of Kylian Mbappe, the Paris Saint-Germain football star, during the coming period.
And the French “Telefoot” network reported: “Mbappe continues with Saint-Germain during the current season, and Paris retracted his decision to sell him this summer in the hope of persuading him to renew.”
The network indicated that there are 3 options for Kylian Mbappe, the 24-year-old, who will settle on one of them during the next stage.
She added, “The first option is to renew for an additional year, focus on the challenges facing the team, and then consider selling it next summer.”
And she continued: “The second option is to renew for a long time, so that Mbappe becomes the leader of the Saint-Germain project for the coming years, which is what the Parisian team hopes for.”
And she added, “The third option is for the situation to remain as it is, and for Mbappe’s contract to expire at the end of the current season, so that he becomes free in the summer of 2024.”
Mbappe’s contract expires in the Princes’ Park at the end of the current season, amid news that he may move to Real Madrid, whether in the current or next summer transfer market.