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Navarro is dismissed from the selection: "it Is impressive everything that has happened in these 17 years"

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Navarro is dismissed from the selection: "it Is impressive everything that has happened in these 17 years"

The captain, who embraced all his comrades in Sinan Erdem, will play Sunday's last match with Spain

it Was an open secret, but not so time was less emotional in bowels of Sinan Erdem in Istanbul. I was excited Juan Carlos Navarro and excited all present. Uttered words and ended an era. Spain will be tomorrow without The Pump, that child blatant, which came 17 years ago and that has played during journey more matches than anyone with t-shirt of selection (253 more tomorrow). The conspiracy against Russia is clear: a bronze for firing captain.

"What has happened?", joked escort to check commotion around her, after last training session of Spain prior to third and fourth Sunday. "Today was my last training with companions, and tomorrow will be my last game. Has been special, I want to thank you all. It is amazing all that has happened in se 17 years." And, n, while voice broke and his eyes filled with tears, a standing ovation from whole team, which was waiting, crouched behind journalists. Navarro has played in five Olympic Games (two silvers and a bronze), he was world champion in Saitama and in seven Eurobasket hung two gold medals, two silvers and two bronzes, to be MVP of 2011.

"Marc [Gasol] did not believe it and had to be here to listen. I wish I were about to play final, but hopefully this career full of successes finished with a medal", he uttered Juanqui. "You give a lot to head, you're more nervous than normal, it took days thinking that you are going to reach this point, but it is a law of life," concluded captain, with an announcement to hope: "There is future"

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