The Worldwide Basketball Federation (FIBA) on Wednesday excluded Russia and Belarus from taking part and internet hosting worldwide tournaments till additional discover following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The lads’s groups of Russia and Belarus have been withdrawn from European qualifiers for the World Cup subsequent 12 months and usually are not being changed.
Russia has referred to as the invasion a “a particular army operation” whereas Belarus has served as a key staging space.
Russia’s girls’s team, who have been resulting from play within the World Cup in Australia this 12 months, have been withdrawn and changed by Puerto Rico, whereas the Below-17 girls’s team of Russia have been changed with Serbia for the World Cup in Hungary.
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