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French basketball team: who to succeed Batum as captain of the Blues this summer?


ANALYSIS – The tricolor staff will consider, this Thursday, the question of the captaincy for the 2022 campaign.

Joel Embiid, packages, Thomas Heurtel and Russia… Many question marks, many gray areas or at least a certain number of topics of conversation at the start of the preparation of the French basketball team.

Gathered since Friday, the Blues began their march towards EuroBasket 2022 in Germany (September 1-18).

A month which will be punctuated by six matches, including four friendlies and two meetings counting for qualifying for the 2023 World Cup. There is another gray area within Vincent Collet's group.

With Nicolas Batum's package, the national coach will have to appoint a new captain, at least for the time of the summer campaign.

"Batman", who intends to play for two more years, until the Paris Olympics, should indeed return to the Blues in 2023.

Read also“If we go there in a dispersed way, even with qualities, we will not do much”, swears Vincent Collet before EuroBasket 2022

The question was discussed Tuesday, in Nanterre, during the press briefing of the France team.

Vincent Collet preceded the journalists by stating at the outset that he had…

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Source: lefigaro

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