Game 2 of the series to be played here in Melbourne on Sunday 27 June – State Netball Hockey Centre, other games for the series will be played in Perth (Friday 25 June – Challenge Stadium), and Adelaide (Tuesday 29 June – Brett Maher Court at The Dome) as part of the Boomers’ preparations for the 2010 FIBA World Championship from 28 August to 12 September.
Argentina currently hold the number one place on FIBA’s World Rankings for Men, rated even ahead of the might of the United States and their bevy of NBA talent, and have finished in the top four at all major international championships since 2002.
Boomers’ head coach Brett Brown says the tournament will be critical in setting the right platform for the team’s assault on the world title.
“I’m really excited to have our Boomers compete against Argentina in Australia,” Brown added. “This is a unique opportunity and one which I hope Australian basketball fans will come out and embrace."
“The Boomers World Challenge against Argentina will be a fantastic opportunity to incorporate some of Australia’s overseas players into our squad,” said Brown. “At this early stage of our preparation, my main objective is to watch our new team execute our new structure with the passion and commitment needed to compete on an extremely talented world stage. We will progressively build on our world title campaign and this is a chance to test ourselves against the country that is ranked the best in the world right now."
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