Defending U18 Women Champions Spain Look Good Again

19.07.2010

Spain warmed up in style for the U18 European Championship for Women by hosting the Torneo de Lanzarote and beating Poland, Russia and France.

9. Queralt Casas (Spain)
Queralt Casas is an energetic guard on the Spain squad

The Spaniards thrashed Poland 64-47 and then defeated the Russians 68-54.

In a battle of unbeatens, Miguel Mendez's team cruised to a 66-46 victory over France.

Now all eyes will be on Pescara, Italy, where Spain and France will once again trade blows, as well as Sweden and Italy, in a friendly tournament from July 23 to 25.

The U18 European Championship for Women gets underway on July 29 in Poprad, Slovakia.

Spain will compete in Group A with Serbia, Hungary and hosts Slovakia.

In Group B are Russia, Sweden, Belgium and Slovenia.

Poland, Lithuania, Italy and Latvia will take on each other in Group C and in Group D are France, the Czech Republic, Turkey and Ukraine.

France lost to Spain in last year's Final while Sweden hosted the U18 European Championship for Women and clinched a bronze medal with a triumph over the Czechs.

 


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