Made by Macron, the match uniforms will feature ITA Airways on the front of the jersey, and IBSA as the summer novelty. On the shorts there will be MG Motor branding.

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Two days to go until the start of the Fiba Basketball World Cup, the basketball World Cup that will be played between the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia and in which coach Gianmarco Pozzecco’s Italy is inserted in “Group A” with Angola, the Dominican Republic and the Philippines. The Azzurri will make their debut against Angola on Friday 25 (10:00 a.m. Italian time) and they present themselves at this appointment after a summer full of satisfaction and smiles: the path leading to the World Cup was characterised by the success in the Trentino Cup and, more generally, by 7 victories in the 7 games played.

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THE AZZURRI JERSEY SPONSORS. Let’s go and analyse the match kit with which the Azzurri will take to the pitch: on the front of the shirt there will be the ITA Airways brand, the airline that signed a three-year agreement that started in 2022 and that is also the Official Carrier of the National team, accompanying the team on national and international trips with its Azzurri planes. On the back of the jersey, there is instead the novelty for the summer of 2023 with the presence of IBSA Italia, a pharmaceutical company that made the three-year sponsorship official in recent weeks. On the front of the match shorts, here is the brand of MG Motor Italy, now in its third year of sponsorship (expiring in 2024). The shirts are made by Macron, which became technical sponsor of the Azzurri in January 2023 with a four-year agreement, and which also produces all the match uniforms for the youth teams and the 3×3 national teams. All this for both the men’s and women’s representative teams.

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THE RECRUITED. Here are the 12 Azzurri who will take the court, chosen by Gianmarco Pozzecco and his staff: Marco Spissu, Luigi Datome, Mouhamet Diouf, Simone Fontecchio, Stefano Tonut, Niccolò Melli, Alessandro Pajola, Achille Polonara, Gabriele Procida, Giampaolo Ricci, Luca Severini and Matteo Spagnolo.

THE TOURNAMENT FORMULA. The tournament formula foresees a first phase with 8 groups of 4 teams: the first two classified in each group will enter the “Second Phase”, in which 4 more groups of 4 teams will be formed. The top two of these groups will advance to the knock-out phase, starting with the ‘Quarterfinals’ and ending with the ‘Final’ on Sunday 10 September.

On behalf of the entire ChainOn team, a big ‘good luck’ to the national team!

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