20/02/2018
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Regatas Corrientes será anfitrión de la segunda Semifinal de la DIRECTV Liga de las Américas 2018


BUENOS AIRES (DIRECTV Liga de las Américas) - The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) in the Americas confirmed that the José Jorge Contte Stadium, home to club Regatas in the Argentine city of Corrientes, will be the venue for the second DIRECTV Liga de las Américas 2018 Semi-Final.

The second Semi-Final will take place from March 9 to 11, and will feature teams Bauru (Brazil), defending champions of DIRECTV Liga de las Américas Guaros de Lara (Venezuela), Estudiantes de Concordia (Argentina) and hosts Regatas Corrientes (Argentina).

The schedule for this four-team group has been configured as follows (times will be confirmed shortly):

March 9
Regatas (ARG) vs Bauru (BRA)
Guaros (VEN) vs Estudiantes de Concordia (ARG)

March 10
Bauru (BRA) vs Guaros (VEN)
Estudiantes de Concordia (ARG) vs Regatas (ARG)

March 11
Bauru (BRA) vs Estudiantes de Concordia (ARG)
Regatas (ARG) vs Guaros (VEN)

The two best teams will move on to the DIRECTV Liga de las Américas 2018 Final 4, which will take place on March 24 and 25 in a venue that is yet to be determined.

"The Semi-Finals phase of DIRECTV Liga de las Américas will move to Argentina after a great demonstration both by the participating clubs and the organizers. This is why we are pleased to announce Regatas as hosts of the second Semi-Final of DIRECTV Liga de las Américas 209, the most important international club competition in the continent. The club gave a show, of the highest level, in the Group Phase and we are confident that this will happen once again and will exceed expectations for the enjoyment of all of those who love this sport in the continent," commented FIBA Americas president, Mr. Usie Richards.

"Regatas Corrientes is very pleased by this new designation, and we give thanks to FIBA Américas for the trust they have in our institution after the success that was achieved in the organization of Group C during the Group Phase. We wanted this venue so that our fans and all of Corrientes may witness in our stadium, once again, the best basketball of the Americas. We thank the governor of our province, Dr. Gustavo Valdez, for his unconditional support to basketball and his commitment to our work. It will be a party," said the president of Regatas Corrientes, Dr. Eduardo Tassano. 

The first DIRECTV Liga de las Américas 2018 Semi-Final will take place from March 2 to 4 in Polideportivo Roberto Pando, and will feature teams Ferro (Argentina), Fuerza Regia (Mexico), Mogi das Cruzes (Brasil) and hosts San Lorenzo (Argentina).

The second DIRECTV Liga de las Américas Semi-Final will be broadcast through DIRECTV (South America), SporTV (Brazil) and worldwide through livebasketball.tv (subscription is required).

At ligamericas.basketball you may find up-to-date information on DIRECTV Liga de las Américas 2019, and at @ligamericas on social media.

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About DIRECTV Liga de las Américas
DIRECTV Liga de las Américas is the continent's most important international basketball club competition and features the participation of 16 professional teams from 9 countries, including national league champions from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Panama, Uruguay and Venezuela, as well as the champion of the DIRECTV Liga Sudamericana 2017.