Venezuela in the beginning of the game, from the first minutes it was difficult to execute the offensive system, for that reason Russia would go up 13 - 2 taking advantage very early in the scoreboard, but then a few minutes later Venezuela would react and would mark a partial of 8 digits that made them concentrate again in the game, finishes the first fourth Russia winning by 1 possession.

In the second quarter Venezuela would begin to take impulse doing a better work in its approach of game with greater patience, avoiding the losses and by means of a gust of offense they would equal the encounter, the game would remain balanced and the defensive level of both squads would increase, Venezuela calibrated and maintained its performance with effective and intelligent throws from the perimeter, finishes the first equal time 27 - 27.

Second Half

Venezuela would take advantage of its offensive impulse and go up for the first time on the scoreboard, but Russia would adjust its approach to the game and lean on the perimeter with several effective shots from the area and would take advantage again, ending the fourth with Russia winning by 2 possessions.

In the last quarter Russia would take the rhythm of the game making a fast rotation of the ball and found the perimeter effectively, also executed cuts and attacks to the basket, Venezuela worked to discount and managed to subtract the advantage, although Russia made a better closing supporting itself in the perimeter and in the internal game maintaining the advantage, the time advanced and pressed, finished the encounter with victory of Russia against Venezuela 60 - 69.

Details and Personal Analysis

The first minutes of the first quarter Venezuela was not in its best concentration point, fortunately they changed the mentality in time and reacted marking a gust of wind of several consecutive points, surprising Russia that had a good initial advantage, but this reaction of Venezuela allowed them to approach the end of the first period to 1 possession after a bad start. In the second period Venezuela showed the best of its identity of game and it would begin to refine and to improve its offensive also increasing its defense, the South American team executed of effective form the shots from the perimeter, the Russians were limited by the excellent action of the defense of the squad vinotinto, Venezuela would gain the partial of the fourth by a possession and the first time would finish equal for both squads.

In the second half the good action of game and concentration allowed Venezuela to take the leadership of the encounter, but one minute later Russia would modify its approach to the game and resorted to one of its weapons making effective their shots from the perimeter and retaking the advantage on the scoreboard, also exploited very well the attacks on the hoop and sought to impose their physical and stature, Venezuela was limited in its offensive and Russia won the fourth by 2 possessions. In the final period Russia would make a good close would continue with its rhythm of play, Venezuela was looking to implement a new reaction but the good defense of the Russians prevented Venezuela from taking control of the encounter, there were still possibilities for Venezuela to equal or go up in the encounter but Russia's performance in the defensive and offensive side was efficient, Venezuela towards its last efforts but time and minutes passed favoring Russia who had the advantage, would finish the encounter with Victoria of Russia.

It is important to emphasize that the balance for Venezuela in this world has been extremely positive, several goals were achieved, to be able to conquer 2 of the 3 victories in his group that allowed him to accede to second round and to accede to the best 16 teams of the world at the present time, in the second round he could not concretize victories, but it is evident that in spite of it has been a successful experience face to the future international competitions and valuable minutes of world-wide competition were gained that allow to structure a better plan with respect to the future of the national selection of Venezuela in addition to the exponential growth of several of the players of the team.

Best Performances

Russian Federation

Andrey Vorontsevich 17 Pts. 9 Reb. 5 Ast.

Grigory Motovilov 12 Pts. 3 Reb. 1 Ast.

Nikita Kurbanov 12 Pts. 8 Reb. 2 Ast.


Michael Carrera 19 Pts. 10 Reb. 1 Ast.

Jhornan Zamora 13 Pts. 1 Reb. 1 Ast.

Heissler Guillent 7 Pts. 1 Reb. 5 Ast.

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