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Let`s arrange a bath to Taiwan!

within the next few days within the limits of World league the Samara basketball players will battle to sportswomen from Poland, Taiwan and Brazil

On Tuesday in Samara and St.-Petersburg started games of World league on female basketball.

we will remind that last year similar competitions were called as World Cup FIBA and have passed for the first time in history in our city. The Samara ΒΑΜ command - SGAU, beaten in the ending a national team of clubs of female NBA became the winner and the unique owner of the Cup.

here and in this season VBM - SGAU - the main favourite. It is a pity only that this time Americans cannot take part in World league. The schedule of performances of basketball women`s clubs in NBA was displaced from - for the Olympic games, and the champion of the USA was defined only on October, 12th, in the tournament opening day in Samara. But also without the titled stars of NBA tournament promises to be rather representative. The competition to our girls will be made by Poles (the finalist of Euroleague - 2004 - “ the Lotus “ from Gdynia), the Brazilians who have become by champions of the country in last year. Surprises can present and sportswomen from South Korea, acting under the loud name “ Stars VKBL “ (stars of Female Korean basketball league). It is impossible to dismiss and Australians, and also sportswomen from Taiwan and our compatriots - “ the Baltic Star “ from St.-Petersburg.


the Schedule of games of World league in Samara

on October, 12th, 2004
17. 00. Brazil - Taiwan
20. 00. Samara - Poland

on October, 13th
17. 00. Poland - Brazil
20. 00. Taiwan - Samara

on October, 14th
17. 00. Taiwan - Poland
20. 00. Samara - Brazil


In preliminary games in Samara volzhanki will battle to basketball players from Poland, Brazil and Taiwan. And Petersburg sportswomen will fight with Koreans, Cubans and Australians. On two best teams leave in semi-finals which will take place on October, 16th in Northern capital. And on October, 17th here the champion of World league will be defined also.

Alexey`s MAJSHEVA photo.