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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While Brazil's national team (Seleção) in football (soccer) is gearing up for a deep run in the 2018 Russia World Cup, the Seleção's basketball team will continue to remain in sports limbo until late June at the earliest.

Following a meeting of its Central Board in Hong Kong on Wednesday, May 3rd, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), basketball’s leading international governing body, announced that Brazil would continue to be banned from all international basketball competitions.

FIBA organizes all of basketball's major international competitions, including the . . .

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