The Ukraine crisis has taken a dramatic turn in the last 24 hours, and of course, it has also impacted basketball.
Leading up to this moment, we already saw several foreign basketball players leave their Ukrainian teams. Some of them already found new teams elsewhere in Europe, like Tristin Walley, who left Mykolaiv for Sparta Bertrange from Luxemburg.
Also, the Ukrainian national team has suspended its last training session before the FIBA Qualifiers match against Spain. The duel is scheduled for today in Cordoba.
Ukraine has decided not to practice in order to finalize the details of the qualifying match against Spain, as announced by a spokesman for the Ukrainian team.
Via the report, Ukrainian representatives admitted to Spanish media outlets that they are “without spirit” after Russia invades their country.
The game is still on and, so far, the option of its suspension has not been considered.