France punches World Cup ticket by beating Czech Republic

2018-11-30T20:52:55+00:00 2018-11-30T20:52:55+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

30/Nov/18 20:52

Eurohoops.net

France is the fifth European nation to qualify to the big stage in China next year.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

France used an 18-0 run to finish the game in Czech Republic, turning a 65-61 deficit into a 79-65 win, which punches their ticket to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019! “Les Bleus” join Greece, Germany, Czech Republic and Lithuania that have previously qualified to the big stage of China from the European qualifiers.

Group K:

Czech Republic v France 65-79 (Hruban 20 – M’Baye 18)
Finland v Russia 75-77 (OT) (Huff 24 – Kulagin 26)J
Bulgaria v Bosnia and Herzegovina 89-82 (Marinov 13 – Sulejmanovic 17)

# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA
1  France* 9 8 1 88.9 709 583 126 78.8 64.8 17
2  Czech Republic* 9 7 2 77.8 694 662 32 77.1 73.6 16
3 Russia 9 5 4 55.6 690 656 34 76.7 72.9 14
4 Finland 9 4 5 44.4 680 690 -10 75.6 76.7 13
5 Bulgaria 9 4 5 44.4 702 703 -1 78 78.1 13
6 BIH 9 2 7 22.2 643 740 -97 71.4 82.2 11

*qualified

Earlier in the day, Israel kept its hopes to make it to China alive, after upsetting Serbia.

Group L:

Israel v Serbia 84-73 (Pnini 18 – Milosavljevic 17)
Greece v Germany 92-84 (Bourousis 25 – Benzing 27)
Estonia v Georgia 73-80 (Joesaar 14  – Shermadini 23)

# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA
1 Greece* 9 9 0 100 761 664 97 84.6 73.8 18
2 Germany* 9 8 1 88.9 790 647 143 87.8 71.9 17
3 Serbia 9 5 4 55.6 742 667 75 82.4 74.1 14
4 Georgia 9 4 5 44.4 710 734 -24 78.9 81.6 13
5 Israel 9 4 5 44.4 699 729 -30 77.7 81 13
6 Estonia 9 2 7 22.2 596 716 -120 66.2 79.6 11
*qualified

Photo Credit: FIBA