Luis Scola set for record-tying fifth World Cup

2019-08-31T09:18:35+00:00 2019-08-31T09:18:35+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

31/Aug/19 09:18

It has been over a pair of decades for Luis Scola with the Argentinian national team.

By Eurohoops Team/

The 2019 FIBA World Cup will be special for every player, but Luis Scola has one additional reason to enjoy the tournament. At China, the 39-year-old forward will represent Argentina for the record-equaling fifth time in a World Cup. “I love the game and representing my country so much, that is more than just a game for me” he points out, FIBA relays.

“I always feel an intense passion and love for playing the game at international level, to be here, with my teammates, wearing the blue and white jersey” adds Scola. “I know that a lot of the guys from my generation retired, but I feel like playing a bit more, so I am still here, older, but still here to be on the court, traveling and cheering for my teammates.”

“I am very motivated to be here and to play for the national team again after all those years, after all those summers, all those medals and titles” he mentioned proudly looking back on past success with his national team. “I love it and I am so excited to be playing in China with Argentina.”

“Reaching such a high level in a tough competition like the FIBA World Cup was a great success” he pointed out commenting on Argentina’s path to China. “I really like our team and the mindset that we have. We want to make our fellow compatriots proud, and we want to have a great tournament in China.”

Aside Scola, Angola’s Eduardo Mingas, Brazil’s Leandro Barbosa, Alex Garcia and Anderson Varejao will also participate in the World Cup for the fifth time. They will join Puerto Rico’s pair Daniel Santiago and Jerome Mincy on the top of the list of players with the most World Cup appearances.