Sergio Rodriguez to skip the 2019 World Cup

2019-07-09T11:04:11+00:00 2019-07-09T11:09:22+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

09/Jul/19 11:04

The Spanish national team will be minus Sergio Rodriguez in the 2019 World Cup.

By Eurohoops team/

Sergio Rodriguez won’t join the Spanish national team in the 2019 World Cup held in China (31/8 – 15/9). A decision that was “one of the most difficult of my sporting life,” as Rodriguez wrote in an announcement he posted in social media.

“It has been a tough and complicated decision because for me, playing with the Spanish national team and representing my country during these 15 years has always been an exciting priority. But I have to be honest and this time, I don’t think I’m in a position to help the national team in this new challenge in the China World Cup,” Rodriguez mentioned.

Rodriguez also mentions reasons that have to do with taking a rest in order to spend more time with his family and recover from discomfort and fatigue following an “intense” season with CSKA Moscow. The 33-year-old point guard helped the Russian powerhouse win the EuroLeague and VTB League title. It was Rodriguez’s second EuroLeague title, after winning it in 2015 with Real Madrid.

Since 2006, Rodriguez has won medals on all levels with the Spanish national team, including the 2006 World Cup gold, the silver in the 2012 Olympic Games and the first place in the 2015 EuroBasket.