Basketball player Raudelis Guerra leaves the Cuba team during a stopover in Madrid

Guerra left the National Team at the Barajas airport. The Cuba Basketball team is left with only 9 players to compete in the pre-qualifier playoffs for the 2022 AmeriCup (men's).

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The Guantanamo basketball playerRaudelis Guerra He left the Cuban Basketball Team during a stopover in Madrid, when they were heading to compete in El Salvador, in group A of the pre-qualifiers towards the2022 AmeriCup (men).

The Cuban sports journalistHenry Morales Marquez, reported through his Twitter profile that Guerra left the National Team at the Barajas airport. The Cuba Basketball team is left with only 9 players to compete in the qualifying rounds that will take place in theSalvadoran capital, from July 2 to 4.

The abandonment of Guerra has already been confirmed, although the Cuban delegation has not offered official statements in this regard. The journalist and sports commentator of the Cuban National TelevisionReinier Gonzalez, said that "it's very difficult like this" and left his comment open on Twitter.

The technicianJose Ramirez, had prepared its team of 10 players that had to compete in group A of the pre-qualifiers for the 2022 AmeriCup, to win one of the two places in the competition.

JIT had indicated that the only absence from the Antillean team was center Javier Justiz, a member of the Casademont Zaragoza team belonging to the Endesa League in the highest category of Spanish basketball.

On June 24thofficial press Cuban had indicated that the basketball team was led byJasiel Rivero, two-time European champion with the Spanish San Pablo Burgos andKarel Guzmán, owner of the Romanian U Banca Transilvania Cluj Napoca.

TheCuban Basketball Federation reported that it had made efforts to include athletes who play on their own in other countries, such as Reinaldo García (Fukushima Firebons Saga of Japan) and Yorman Polas (MHP Riesen of Germany), but it was not possible.

They also play on the teamLisván Valdez (champion- Santa Tecla, El Salvador),Yoanki Mensía andPedro Bombino (Argentine Gymnastics and Fencing), as well asOsmel Oliva (Witches of Izalco, from El Salvador).

Raudelis Guerra and his companionsYoel Cubillas, Neisser Cousin, Marcos Chacon They completed the team with several figures who play outside the country.

The tournament is scheduled to take place at the Adolfo Pineda National Gymnasium. Cuba, El Salvador, Bahamas and Costa Rica will compete.

The two best teams will qualify among the 16 on the continent for theAmeriCup 2022, where seven tickets will be distributed to the World Cup in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia, and to the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile, in 2023.

One aspect that has caught the attention of many people is why the Cuban National Team would travel to Madrid and then go to El Salvador. On Twitter they have indicated that there are no tickets with a more expeditious route between both countries.

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