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Spain’s touch of Magic

Women’s Basketball

PLANNING, as well as practice, makes perfect, and, with tickets going on sale this week, the Women’s World Basketball Championship moved another step nearer their Santa Cruz stage, between 22nd-30th September.

The top 16 nations will converge on the Tenerife capital, and the Quico Cabrera Arena is undergoing a 1.4m-euro

make-over.

La Laguna’s Pabellon Santiago Martin will also put on some games and provide training facilities.

Canada and the US will be among the favourites, but Spain hope to take advantage of their home support.

The Canary Islands will have one member in the Spanish squad, Leonor Rodriguez, from Gran Canaria.

She is known as Magic Leo, and the former Florida State college player has been playing club basketball in Poland.

Media coverage and the influx of supporters is expected to net around 30m euros for the island.

Santa Cruz already has a growing reputation for staging big tournaments, with La Laguna hosting the 2017 European Champions League Final Four, won by Iberostar Tenerife.

Tickets can be ordered through www.fib.basketball

 

 

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