Mexico Qualifies For World Cup

Monday, September 9, 2013
By Jaryd Wilson


Mexico didn’t even qualify for the FIBA Americas Championship this year but was added as a replacement team when Panama got suspended.

Now they’re headed to the biggest international basketball tournament in the world.

Gustavo Ayón had a quiet game, playing just 11 minutes and scoring just five points, but it was enough to help Mexico to a 66-59 win over Puerto Rico.  The win not only cliched a spot in the FIBA World Cup next year in Spain, but it also gave Mexico the #1 seed in the final round of FIBA Americas.

They’ll play Argentina in the semifinals tomorrow, and the winner will play the Dominican Republic/Puerto Rico winner in the championship.

Ayón also pulled down eight rebounds for Mexico.

Photo courtesy of Gustavo Ayón via Twitter

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