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Antonov became the captain of the Russian national basketball team


MOSCOW, 23 Nov. CSKA Moscow forward Semyon Antonov has been appointed captain of the Russian national team, According to the website of the Russian Basketball Federation (RBF). The candidacy of 32-year-old Antonov, proposed by head coach Zoran Lukic, was unanimously supported by the players. The Russian national team will play qualifying matches for the 2023 World Cup with Italians and Icelanders on November 26 and 29, respectively. “Unfortunately, Andrei Vorontsevich is not with us now. By agreement with the club, we did not call him. And in this window we chose a new captain. Why Semyon “Everything is simple. Firstly, of all the current team, he has the longest experience in the national team. Secondly, Antonov has a victorious experience – behind him the bronze medals of the European Championship and the Olympic Games,” Lukich said. “And one more moment – human qualities. Attitude to business, attitude to teammates, the formation of a team “chemistry.” – added the coach.

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