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Pau Gasol wants to play for Spain in World Cup qualifier

Pau Gasol wants to play for Spain in World Cup qualifier
Published On: Tue, Jun 12
Mar 23, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace (37) talks to guard Marcelo Huertas (9) against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Suns defeated the Lakers 119-107. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

San Antonio SpursA big man Pau Gasol has always loved suiting up for his native Spain in FIBA play. In fact, hea€™s been a go-to player for the team for quite some time. Now, with the World Cup qualifiers coming in September, it sounds like he wants to keep that tradition alive.

Gasol, now 37 years of age, revealed his intentions inA an interview with MarcaA a€” a Spanish newspaper and website.

Whether or not hea€™ll receive an official invite remains to be seen. For now, though, CSKA Moscow guard Sergio Rodriguez is the marquee name on the Spanish national team. Other players listed on the pre-selection roster include Juancho Hernangomez of theA Denver Nuggets, Real Madrida€™s Santi Yusta, as well as Victor Claver and Pierre Oriola from Barcelona.A 

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