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BRAZILIAN BASKETBALL QUALIFIES FOR THE PARIS OLYMPIC GAMES WITH FLAMENGO PLAYER IN THE CAST

The Brazilian team returns to the Olympics after being away from Tokyo

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This Sunday (7), Brazilian fans were able to rejoice after yet another disappointment for the football team. This is because the Brazilian basketball team won a place at the Paris Olympics after eight years, after defeating Latvia, away from home, 94 to 69, in the final of the World Pre-Olympics. Thus, Didi Louzada will be another representative of Flamengo in the competition.

In addition to Didi, the team is also made up of former champion players for Mais Querido, such as Cristiano Felício, Yago and Benite. Thus, Rubro-Negro will be the majority at the Paris Olympic Games.

WALK TO CLASSIFICATION

Brazil managed to qualify after defeating the Montenegro team 81 to 72 and, even which lost to Cameroon by 77 to 74, qualified for the final phase, where they defeated the Philippines and Latvia, winning the competition that qualified only the winner for the Olympics.

This was the first competition of the Brazil under the command of Croatian Aleksandar Petrovic after the dismissal of Gustavo de Conti, who is also coach of Mais Querido and was unable to qualify Brazil for the Pre-Olympic of the Americas.

BRAZIL GROUP

Now in Paris, Brazil was placed in group B, where it has France, Germany and Japan. The top two in the group, in addition to the two best third-placed teams in the three groups, advance to the quarterfinals.

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LOKU CUELLO WILL LEAVE FLAMENGO BASQUETE - CHECK OUT

Martín Cuello's departure represents a loss for Flamengo's squad

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The Argentine winger Martín Cuello will not continue at Flamengo. The player announced that his intention is to return to the Argentine National League or compete in the Uruguayan League, where he already played for Club Malvin in 2021.

Cuello, who is known by his nickname "Loku", arrived at Flamengo had high expectations, but his time at the Brazilian club was relatively short. With the red and black shirt, Cuello had good moments, but was unable to establish himself as one of the team's main players. The decision not to continue at Flamengo seems to be more related to his personal plans and the search for new opportunities in his career.


FLAMENGO IS RESCUED


Martín Cuello arrived at Flamengo as a promising reinforcement . The player, 1.92m tall, is known for his versatility on the court and ability to play both wing and point guard positions. His experience in South American leagues, including his time at Club Malvin in Uruguay, led to the expectation that he could add value to the Flamengo squad.

During his stay at Flamengo, Cuello participated in several competitions, including the NBB (New Basketball Brazil). However, he failed to stand out consistently and ended up not having the impact expected by the board and fans. Despite this, Cuello demonstrated professionalism and dedication, characteristics that are valued in the sporting world.



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FLABASQUETE CLOSE TO HIRING NEW SPONSORS FOR THE SEASON

According to information from Guilherme Tadeu, from Café Belgrado, Mais Querido may hire Alexey, from Capitanes

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Despite two titles won in the last basketball season, namely the Campeonato Carioca and the Copa Super 8, Flamengo ended the year, being runner-up in the NBB, losing the final to Sesi Franca, in addition to being defeated in the final of the Champions League of the Americas, to Quimsa, from Argentina, because of this, it is likely that the board will make moves to sign more players for next season. Flamengo is close to sign a new point guard for the 2024-25 season

The club has only two players with a contract for next season, guaranteed, they are Franco Balbi and Gui Deodato, who will remain in the Flamengo for next season, coach Gustavo de Conti, is also maintained in his position. However, last Monday (15), center forward Gabriel Jaú announced his departure from Flamengo, to play for Kolossos, in Greece.


Now, Flamengo isn't just about leaving, either. This is because, according to information from Guilherme Tadeu, from Café Belgrado, Rubro-Negro is the favorite to sign point guard Alexey Borges, who recently played for Sesi Franca and played for Capitanes, the only Mexican team that competes in the G-League, a minor league in the United States.

Franca even had talks to repatriate the player, it is worth mentioning that recently, the São Paulo team confirmed the return of Georginho, who was champion of everything with the team in 2023. Negotiations between Alexey Borges and Flamengo are at a very advanced stage, however, the athlete is awaiting definitions from European clubs, to find out if he is open to a return to Brazilian basketball.


Also according to information from Guilherme Tadeu, the agreement between the parties could happen in the next few days. Alexey Borges is in the squad for the Paris Olympics.

Called up for the Olympic Games:

Alexey Borges – Free agent

Bruno Caboclo – Partizan Belgrade (Serbia)

Cristiano Felício – Granada (Spain)

Didi Louzada – Free agent

Elinho Corazza – Corinthians

p>George de Paula – SESI Franca

Guilherme Santos – Golden State Warriors (United States)

João Marcelo “Mãozinha” – Free agent

Léo Meindl – Tokyo (Japan)

Lucas Dias – SESI Franca

Marcelo Huertas – Tenerife (Spain)

Raul Neto “Raulzinho” – Free agent

p>Vitor Benite – Free agent

Yago Mateus – Estrela Vermelha (Serbia)


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FORMER FLAMENGO DECIDES PRE-OLYMPIC BASKETBALL AND CLASSIFIES THE BRAZILIAN SELECTION

With classification guaranteed, Brazil is now preparing for the knockout stages

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This Thursday (4), the Brazilian Basketball Team secured its qualification for the Pre-Olympic knockout stage with an electrifying performance against Cameroon, despite a 77-74 defeat. last place for the Paris Olympics for the champion, witnessed an incredible turnaround by the Brazilians, led by Yago Mateus, which was essential for the result.

Brazil entered the court with the possibility of losing by up to six points and also guarantee the leadership of the group. A defeat of between seven and 14 points would place the team in second place. However, the start of the game was not promising for the Brazilians. Cameroon, taking advantage of Brazil's disastrous second period, opened a 24-point gap. At this moment, the classification of the Selection she looked compromised. Jeremiah Hill, standout from the African team, was the scorer of the game with 22 points, further complicating the situation for Brazil.


EX-FLAMENGO MAKES A DIFFERENCE


The recovery began in the third period, with Yago Mateus taking command. Known as “Little Monster” since his Flamengo days, Yago demonstrated his ability to set up the game and control the team’s rhythm. He found Leo Meindl and Lucas Dias free on several occasions, which was crucial in reducing the difference on the scoreboard.

Yago Mateus was on the court practically all the final minutes of the match and ended the match with six points, six rebounds and seven assists. His vision of the game allowed Meindl and Lucas Dias, who were Brazil's top scorers with 19 and 16 points, respectively, to lead the comeback. Yago's precise assists were fundamental in keeping the team focused and determined.



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