Pau Gasol has been named ambassador of the 2022 Women’s Basketball World Cup

Pau Gasol has been named ambassador for the FIBA ​​Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022, which tipped in today in Sydney, Australia.

“I am a great fan. Women’s basketball is growing and I can’t wait to be in Sydney to see the best teams in the world compete for the World Cup. The level of skill, intensity, physicality and passion that the players bring to the pitch is incredible.”

In a tournament that started a few hours ago, the Team USA already beat Belgium in the opening game in the quest to defend its 2018 title.

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Gasol, the MVP of the 2006 World Cup and the EuroBasket 2015, is one of the most decorated figures in the history of Spanish basketball, a two-time NBA champion and a strong advocate of giving opportunities to women in sports and in all areas of life.

“Playing for your country on the biggest stage, is the greatest pride. Basketball has to be a team game. It’s about moving the ball, sharing it, finding an open partner, creating a flow on the offensive level. It is a disinterested game,” said Pau Gasol.

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