Get ready for an exhilarating showdown as the Azur Arena Antibes plays host to the 2024 IWBF Men’s Repechage Tournament. This pivotal event signifies the last chance for eight elite wheelchair basketball national teams to compete fiercely for the four remaining spots at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

Canada: A Quest for Redemption

Including the legendary Patrick Anderson, often hailed as the GOAT (Greatest of All Time) of wheelchair basketball, Canada enters the tournament with a blend of seasoned veterans and emerging talent. Despite going through a rebuilding process in recent years, since their gold medal triumph at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Canada is determined to reclaim its former glory.

Colombia: The Unpredictable Contenders

Colombia arrives at the Repechage Tournament with a reputation for disrupting expectations. Comprised mostly of players honing their skills in European leagues, Colombia possesses the potential to surprise teams with their diverse playing styles and international experience.

France: Host Nation’s High Expectations

As the host nation, France faces the challenge of earning their spot in the Paralympic Games amidst high expectations and fervent support from local fans. With a rich history on the world stage, France aims to showcase their prowess and secure their place in Paris 2024.

Germany: A New Era Underway

Under the guidance of new Head Coach Michael Engel, Germany enters the tournament with renewed anticipation. However, uncertainties loom as key player Aliaksandr Halouski grapples with a hand injury, but do they have the strength in depth to prevail.

Iran: A Legacy of Excellence

Iran enters the tournament with a formidable reputation, propelled by their bronze medal win in the 2022 World Championships. With standout talents such as Mohamadhassan Sayari and Vahid Gholomazad, Iran seeks to assert their dominance and secure their place in Paris 2024.

Italy: Determination Personified

Led by Head Coach Claudi Di Gusto, Italy is determined to secure their first Paralympic appearance since London 2012. With a diverse roster featuring both veteran leadership and youthful promise, Italy aims to make a statement on the international stage.

Morocco: Underdogs with a Fighting Spirit

Despite being labeled as underdogs, Morocco showcases resilience as they vie for a spot in Paris 2024. With standout players like Zouhair Challat and Rida Maataoui, Morocco aims to exceed expectations and leave their mark on the tournament.

Netherlands: Pursuing their Paralympic Ambitions

The Netherlands charges onto the court with a blend of seasoned expertise and fresh leadership under their new captain, Quinten Zantinge. Spearheaded by key players such as Mendel Op Den Orth and Frank De Jong, the team is determined to secure their spot in the Paralympic Games. Can they prove to be a formidable presence in international wheelchair basketball?

Stay Tuned for Live Coverage

The 2024 IWBF Men’s Repechage Tournament will be broadcasted globally, allowing fans worldwide to witness the thrilling action unfold. Join us as these wheelchair basketball teams compete for their Paralympic dreams. The journey to Paris 2024 continues, and every moment counts in the Repechage Tournament

All Games will be available via IWBF YouTube Channel with English Commentary.

Games will also be available on broadcasters in Italy (RaiSport), Canada (CBC Sports) and France (BEEIN Sport Channel and L’Equipe TV).

Photo Credit: Federazione Italiana Pallacanestro in Carrozzina: Claudio Di Renzo