Argentina vs Venezuela will be the first match for both teams in the second round of FIBA World Cup 2019. This should be a very interesting game because surprisingly Venezuela is performing very well and have thrown tournament hosts China out. To have more insights on this Argentina vs Venezuela match, please read our preview below.


As expected Argentina did not have any problems in the first group stage as they have won all three matches without difficulties, only against Russia it seemed there will be intrigued, but Argentinians closed game right before Russia made a full comeback. Now it is Venezuela, surely a bit weaker opponent, but not the one you should underestimate because so far they are leaving a good impression and seem very ambitious. So Argentina should play just like they did against Nigeria, control the game, don’t let any surprises and they should take the game quite easily.

Argentina roster for FIBA WC 2019:

PG: Facundo Campazzo, Nicolas Laprovittola, Luca Vildoza

SG:  Nicolas Brussino, Maximo Fjellerup, Lucio Redivo

SF: Patricio Garino, Gabriel Deck

PF: Luis Scola, Tayavek Gallizzi

C: Marcos Delia, Agustin Caffaro


Venezuela has surprised everyone by throwing out hosts China, especially that they controlled the whole game from the beginning, it shows teams stability and desire to win. Both wins in the group stage came quite easily in double figures. Even in the match against Poland which they lost, Venezuela looked much better than everyone expected, so it is safe to say that they deserve to be where they are and surely are ready to keep fighting. However, the opponent will be much tougher than the first three. Argentina has not lost a single game, has much better, experienced players, so it should be the biggest challenge so far in this tournament.

Venezuela roster for FIBA WC 2019:

PG: Gregory Vargas, Heissler Guillent

SG: Jhornan Zamora, Pedro Chourio

SF: Jose Vargas, Dwight Lewis

PF: Luis Bethelmy, Michael Carrera, Nestor Colmenares, Miguel Ruiz

C: Windi Graterol, Anthony Perez


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