The French team continues its journey to EuroBasket 2022. Rudy Gobert and his partners confirmed their ticket to the round of 16 of the tournament and now face Turkey. The meeting can be watched on Canal+ Sport 360 at 12:00.
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Laborious. After last year’s silver at the Tokyo Olympics, the Blues set out in search of a continental title at EuroBasket. Since September 1, Rudy Gobert, Evan Fournier and their partners have been in Germany and this Wednesday, September 7, they closed the group stage. A lackluster start to the competition with quite average results. If they won against Lithuania (77-73), Hungary (78-74) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (81-68), Vincent Collet’s men also lost against Germany (63-76) but also against Slovenia (82-88) at the beginning of the tournament ). The last opposition in which the players of the French team did not appreciate the performance of the referees:I mean it’s a joke”dropped by Andrew Albicy at the end of the match.
France with favorite status against Turkey?
There was also anger in the ranks of the staff and the coach. At a press conference, Vincent Collet stated: “Basketball is a fantastic sport, especially when the players can decide the outcome of the game! I haven’t complained in thirteen years, but tonight we couldn’t defend our chances.” Finally third in Group B, behind Slovenia and Germany, the French team still qualified for the round of 16 and now have a meeting in Berlin with Turkey. Second in Group A, with also three wins and two losses (against Spain and Georgia), the Turkish selection does not want to play the role of favourite. The Turks, led by Alperen Sengun, Cedi Osman and Furkan Korkmaz, have their say in this next confrontation against the Blues. The Blues, who lost in their last confrontation against the Turks. It was during a friendly match organized before the 2019 World Cup (69-74). In the last five matches, France lost only once, in the Round of 16 of the 2010 World Cup in Istanbul (77:95).
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Basketball TV program – EuroBasket 2022: How to follow Turkey / France? What is the round of 16 start time?
This poster will be shown on Canal+ Sport 360 with George Eddy and Stéphane Genti on the microphones.
European Basketball Championship
Saturday, September 10
12:00: Turkey v France, live Canal+ Sports 360
Match to watch on Canal+