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August 2020
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Panama, Puerto Rico through to the Global Challenge

MIES (Switzerland) - The FIBA U17 Skills Challenge 2020 Americas Qualifiers, taking place from August 13-15, features four national teams competing for two tickets to the Global Challenge to be held later in August.

Cuba were registered to take part in the Americas Qualifiers, but had to pull out for local COVID-19 lockdown.

You will find all available matchup videos on this page.

For standings and results, click here.

Day 3 - Saturday, August 15

Puerto Rico and Panama got their tickets to the Global Challenge to be held between 18-23, August. In the final day of competition in the American Qualifiers, they won against Guatemala and Antigua & Barbuda, respectively.

In the Final matchup on Saturday, Puerto Rico beat Guatemala to finished as the only unbeaten team in the American Qualifiers after registering a 4-0 mark. The other Final was 131-147 for Panama against Antigua & Barbuda.

Puerto Rico v Guatemala  130-176 VIDEO
Antigua and Barbuda v Panama 147-131 VIDEO

Day 2 - Friday, August 14

The Group Phase in the Americas Qualifiers finished without defeats for Puerto Rico (1st), who will take on Guatemala (4th) in one Final.  On the other side, Panama (2nd) will play against Antigua & Barbuda (3rd) in the other decider, on Saturday. The Winners of the Finals qualify to the FIBA U17 Global Skills Challenge.

Puerto Rico v Antigua and Barbuda  126-163 VIDEO
Panama v Guatemala 125-149 VIDEO
Puerto Rico v Panama 131-139 VIDEO

Day 1 - Thursday, August 13

Puerto Rico and Panama went undefeated on the opening day of action in the Americas Qualifiers, while Antigua & Barbuda registered a record of 1-1. The possibilities are open for the three teams to secure the top seeds in the second day of competition. Meanwhile, Guatemala lost both of head-to-head contests and will enter the Finals as one of the lower seeds.

Guatemala v Puerto Rico 158-122 VIDEO
Antigua and Barbuda v Guatemala 149-158 VIDEO
Panama v Antigua and Barbuda 148-182 VIDEO