By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis confirmed the one-game format and the venue of the 2021 Intercontinental Cup during the end-of-year press conference held Wednesday.
Hereda San Pablo Burgos after capturing the Basketball Champions League title in Athens last September will make the trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina to take on the Basketball Champions League Americas champion Quimsa. The game to determine the next Intercontinental champion will be scheduled in early February 2021.
The previous FIBA Intercontinental Cup editions since the relaunch in 2019 and 2020 featured four teams, the top sides of the BCL Europe, FIBA Americas League, the NBA G League, and the host. However, the coronavirus pandemic forced reducing the field to just two teams this year.
A plan for the health security of the members of the involved teams is in place, as noted by Zagklis.
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