Olympic qualification: After a coup towards Serbia: basketball gamers towards Australia | EUROtoday

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After the shock coup towards two-time European champions Serbia, Germany's basketball gamers will meet the subsequent heavyweight on the Olympic qualification event. This Saturday in Belém, Brazil (9 p.m. CET/Magentasport) Australia the subsequent opponent for the workforce round WNBA star Satou Sabally.

«Australia is without doubt one of the greatest basketball groups on the planet. They are recognized for his or her toughness and talent to regulate the tempo. Many Australian gamers are very skilled, some play within the WNBA. This reveals that there’s a lot of expertise within the workforce,” mentioned nationwide coach Lisa Thomaidis. “In any case, Australia is an international power house; they recently won bronze at the World Cup in their own country. But we have nothing to lose,” mentioned the Canadian.

The day after the all-important 73:66 towards Serbia, the primary factor on the agenda for the German gamers was care. The morning coaching session was canceled on Friday and there was solely a relaxed session within the afternoon. Finally, some gamers had been injured after the Serbia recreation.

“But we will still go into the game with the same attitude as against Serbia. We also want to win against Australia, even though we know it will be very difficult,” mentioned Leonie Fiebich, who was so robust towards Serbia.

On Sunday we’ll end towards hosts Brazil, who misplaced 55:60 to Australia initially. The first three groups within the group of 4 qualify for the Olympic Games. The German basketball gamers have by no means taken half within the Olympics.

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