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30/07/2010
ARG - Scola deal boosts Argentina

SALTA (2010 FIBA World Championship) - Luis Scola is on board, and Argentina are dreaming big going into the FIBA World Championship.

Confirmation that Scola's NBA insurance has been secured, freeing him to play, has provided Argentina with a major boost during their training camp in Salta this week, 

Now the players are focused on securing a medal in Turkey.

"We have a great chance," Andres Nocioni told Ole. "It will not be easy, but we only lost the semi-final in Japan (four years ago) by a single point."

Argentina lost the semi-final 75-74 to eventual champions Spain at the 2006 FIBA World Championship

Scola's arrival in camp means Argentina have three NBA players on board, Andres Nocioni and Carlos Delfino the others.

Manu Ginobili is missing, but Nocioni is backing Delfino to make fans forget about any absentees.

"Manu attracts a lot of attention and frees up shots for everyone," he said. "But Carlos can do very well. We lose something, but we will win through Delfino. 

"This year I saw him playing for Milwaukee at a very high level and if he can repeat, no one will remember Manu is not here."

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