03 October, 2017
14 December
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Rio de Janeiro and Barquisimeto to host DIRECTV Liga Sudamericana 2017 Semi-Finals

SAN JUAN (DIRECTV Liga Sudamericana 2017) - The South American Basketball Confederation (CONSUBASQUET) confirmed that Rio de Janeiro and Barquisimeto will host the Semi-Final Phase of the DIRECTV Liga Sudamericana 2017, where two teams will qualify to the Grand Finale and the hopes of winning the Horacio Muratore Cup.

Flamengo and Guaros will defend their home court in a Semi-Final Phase that has been configured as follows:

Semi-Final Group 1 — November 7-9 — Venue: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil*
Flamengo (Brazil)*
Pinheiros (Brazil)
Estudiantes de Concordia (Argentina)
Olimpia (Paraguay)

Semi-Final Group 2 — November 14-16 — Venue: Barquisimeto, Venezuela*
Guaros de Lara (Venezuela)*
Quilmes de Mar del Plata (Argentina)
Cimarrones (Colombia)
Aguada (Uruguay)

At the Semi-Finals phase, the participating teams will face each other in a round robin format for three days. The best team from each group will advance to the Grand Finale.

The Grand Finale will be played as a best of five series, where the recipient of the Horacio Muratore Cup will get to enter the history books as the South American Champion.

“It is with great satisfaction that we announce Rio de Janeiro and Barquisimeto as host cities of the DIRECTV Liga Sudamericana 2017 Semi-Finals. It is a great and historic moment to have two Intercontinental Cup Champions hosting our Semi-Final Phase, looking to play at home hoping to advance one more steps toward becoming South American champions and lifting the Horacio Muratore Cup. To all of us basketball fanatics, this will be a great opportunity to enjoy competition at a high level in both Semi-Final groups of the 2017 edition.”, said CONSUBASQUET President, Gerasime Bozikis.

The champions of the DIRECTV Liga Sudamericana 2017 will qualify to the DIRECTV Liga de las Américas 2018.

The Brazilian team Mogi das Cruzes won the 2016 edition.

For the best coverage of the DIRECTV Liga Sudamericana, visit the official website, and @ligamericas on social media.