IWBF Announces Competition Groups for 2013 Americas Cup

IWBF(Bogota, Colombia) The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) announced the competition groups for the 2013 Americas Cup in the host city of Bogota, Colombia on Tuesday.

The Canadian Men’s National Team will compete in Group B alongside Argentina, host Colombia, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico.

Group A consists of Brazil, El Salvador, Mexico, the United States and Venezuela.

The competition groups were determined based on a formal draw of the teams. With the groups decided, the IWBF will now focus on finalizing the competition schedule.

The 2013 Americas Cup will take place August 4-11, 2013 in Bogota, Colombia.

The Americas Cup serves as the qualification tournament for the 2014 Men’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship. Teams must secure a top four finish at the Americas Cup in order to earn a berth to the world championship, which is set for the summer of 2014.

For more information, please visit www.iwbf.org.

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