Rubio: In 2006 I won gold with the U16 team, I’ve got a shot at the real deal now

2019-09-13T13:19:00+00:00 2019-09-13T14:35:25+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

13/Sep/19 13:19

Ricky Rubio now has a chance to help Spain win its second FIBA World Cup gold medal.

By Dionysis Aravantinos /

BEIJING – Spain defeated Australia in double OT to advance to the FIBA World Cup final, with a chance to win their second gold medal in the competition.

When the Spanish selection grabbed its first one in 2006, Ricky Rubio was still underage and won gold with the U16 European Championship squad. Now, he looks forward to being part of another success for Spain.

“I was winning the gold with the U-16 team [in 2006]. Guess I have a shot at the real deal now, don’t I?”, he told the press after the game.

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