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Venezuela gave in to Argentina and was left without the World Cup

Those led by Yonaiker Ecker were close to the comeback

Venezuela fell short in the decisive match to access the FIBA ​​U19 World Cup in 2025. The national team fell to Argentina 79-75 in the quarterfinals of the AmeriCup U18 this Friday.

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Those led by Yonaiker Ecker will play the reclassification of the tournament that takes place in Buenos Aires.

Venezuela had a good start to the match, enjoying effectiveness from long distance in the first set. However, for the second the albiceleste dominated in the paint thanks to Tyler Kropp and went into the break with a 13-point lead (41-34).

The third quarter Argentina maintained dominance. And in the last period, the national team grew in the game, getting within two points of equality but it was not enough since the locals scored the points in the clutch and that was the difference.

Jeiminson Márquez was once again the star of Venezuela with 24 points, eight rebounds and five blocks.

Read also: Venezuela was beaten by Canada in the AmeriCup U18

After this day, those classified for the U19 World Cup by FIBA ​​Americas are the Dominican Republic, the United States, Canada and Argentina.

Venezuela will face Belize this Saturday for the reclassification round, which defines fifth and seventh place in the competition.

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