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Tokyo Olympics: French basketball and handball players go to the quarter-finals


The French basketball and handball teams chained a second victory in their respective tournaments and ensured their qualifiers.

We had to go on after two great entry victories and the Blues did not tremble.

The French basketball team and the French handball team won in their second group match, respectively against the Czech Republic (97-77) and Germany (30-29) .

With this victory, the basketball players ensured their qualification for the quarter-finals of this Olympic tournament.

“We were really focused.

We knew that over the duration of the match, we could make the difference.

We were very serious tonight, ”appreciated Nando de Colo at the microphone of France Televisions after the meeting.

🏀 🇫🇷 Victory of the French basketball team against the Czech Republic

France secures a qualification in the quarter-finals and first place in the group #Olympic Games # Tokyo2020

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- France tv sport (@francetvsport) July 28, 2021

At the top of this group A, they will get an opponent supposedly less dangerous in the quarter-finals and Vincent Collet should be able to turn his squad in the next and last group match against Iran this Saturday.

“We have seen in the past that having a strong collective could make the difference.

We knew that tonight's match was very important for first place and to be able to have more room in the next round, ”added De Colo, who pointed out“ very good communication ”within the collective.

"A real fight"

Same satisfaction for the handball players, despite a second half that was more stuck - Guillaume Gille's men led 16-13 on the return from the locker room.

“It's a good thing done.

It was tight until the end, it was a real fight, ”admitted Luka Karabatic at the microphone of France Televisions.

🤾🇫🇷 "Is it official? Are we qualified?"

Luka Karabatic learns live that he and his team have qualified for the quarter-finals 🤩

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- France tv sport (@francetvsport) July 28, 2021

A victory "which feels good", and which also allows them to ensure their qualification in the quarter-finals, while the group stage continues and two delicate matches against Spain and Norway loom.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2021-07-28

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