Brasilia and Recife confirmed as hosts of FIBA AmeriCup 2022
America’s main tournament returns to the country after 38 years
Published in 19/01/2022 - 12:39 By Igor Santos - Repórter da EBC - Rio de Janeiro
The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced this Tuesday (18) that Brasilia and Recife have been chosen to host men's AmeriCup, the main competition for basketball teams in the Americas. Brazil had already won the right to host the event in August of last year and 13 cities were in the running to host the games. The event is scheduled to take place from 2-11 of September 2022.
1984 was the last time Brazil hosted the competition, when it won one of its four titles. The United States, with seven trophies in 18 editions, is the only country that won more titles than the Brazilian team.
This year, the 19th edition of the FIBA AmeriCup will host the following twelve countries, which will be divided into three groups in a draw to be held in March: Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, and the host nation Brazil.
Nilson Nelson will be the hosting arena in Brasilia, and in Recife, the games will be played at Ginásio de Esportes Geraldo Magalhães (Geraldão). The group stages will be played in both cities, while the Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, and Final will take place in Recife.
AmeriCup will be Gustavo de Conti's first major competition since he took over the national team in September last year. Until then, he will have two more windows of qualifiers for the 2023 World Cup, in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines. The games will take place at the end of February and between end of June and the beginning of July. Brazil will play against Colombia and Uruguay once in each window.
Translation: Mário Nunes - Edition: Cláudia Soares Rodrigues / Nira Foster