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(TORONTO, Ont.) The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) has unveiled the official game schedule for the IWBF Americas Under-23 Qualification tournament in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico (March 8-12). Canada will compete against Brazil, Mexico, and the United States.

Canada’s men’s U23 team opens the tournament against the United States on March 8 (7:00 p.m. EST). Then, Canada tips off against Brazil on March 9 (4:30 p.m. EST) and faces the host Mexicans on March 10 (4:30 p.m. EST).

Two spots for the IWBF Men’s U23 World Championship will be up for grabs in Mexico.

The U23 World Championship will take place from September 8-16, 2022, in Phuket, Thailand. The tournament will feature the top 12 countries from the four zones. The 2022 championship will be the seventh U23 tournament – Toronto hosted the 2017 competition where Great Britain won gold and Canada finished sixth.

U23 Men’s Qualification Tournament Schedule (all times eastern)

Day 1

March 8 | Mexico vs Brazil | 4:30 p.m.
March 8 | Canada vs USA | 7:00 p.m.

Day 2

March 9 | Brazil vs Canada | 4:30 p.m.
March 9 | USA vs Mexico | 7:00 p.m.

Day 3

March 10 | Mexico vs Canada | 4:30 p.m.
March 10 | Brazil vs USA | 7:00 p.m.

Day 4
March 11 | Semi-finals | 4:30 p.m.
March 11 | Semi-finals | 7:00 p.m.

Day 5
March 12 | Bronze medal | 3:30 p.m.
March 12 | Gold medal | 6:00 p.m.

About Wheelchair Basketball Canada
 
Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sports governing body responsible for the organization of the sport in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to excellence in developing, supporting, and promoting wheelchair basketball programs and services for all Canadians from grassroots to high performance. Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport in which Canada is held in high esteem worldwide for winning a combined six gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the last seven Paralympic Games. For more information, please visit wheelchairbasketball.ca.

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Media Contact: 

Dhiren Mahiban
Communications & Digital Media Manager
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
C: 416-574-6682
dmahiban@wheelchairbasketball.ca