Make way for the big bath for the Blues! After a long preparation campaign with seven games, the French team begins its Basketball World Cup this Friday by facing the ogre of this Group H, Canada. A shock entry into perspective for the players of Vincent Collet against many players playing in the NBA. If the Canadians will be deprived of their star point guard Jamal Murray, they can nevertheless count on RJBarrett and Gilgeous-Alexander. At a press conference, the tricolor coach warned his players: “Theada is not well known, but in terms of squad, along with Australia, it is perhaps the team with the most NBA players after the United States. We know that against this team, we will have to be really together, that we cause them problems with our collective defense. We have to move the match to a field that is as favorable to us as possible, and not help them play their game. It will be a difficult start to the competition.
Injured in the ankle, Mathias Lessort is hoped for by Vincent Collet after missing the end of the preparation for the World Cup: “I hope to be able to use it from Friday. We consider that it has qualities that we do not necessarily have in the group and that it is complementary to our other interiors. But there is no guaranteed, we’ll see how it goes in training on Wednesday. We want to integrate him quickly, we won’t necessarily wait for Latvia.” For this big poster, the coach of the Blues will be able to rely on his rear base and his two leaders, Nando De Colo and Nicolas Batum: “Nico (Batum) and Nando (De Colo) have a lot of interaction with each other and each influences the rest of the group. Their feedback allowed us to put in place what we wanted, that is to say, to improve the fluidity of the ball. They are two players who do it naturally. And they also help others to do it more easily. They share their experience with the team. They weren’t players who talked a lot before. But with age, they are more vocal. I see Nando having a lot of asides with his teammates, it’s a wealth.”
What time does Canada – France start?
The kick-off of the basketball World Cup match between Canada and France is scheduled Friday, August 25 at 3:30 p.m. at the Indonesia Arena in Jakarta (Indonesia).
On which channel to watch Canada – France?
Basketball World Cup TV rights holder, BeIn Sports 1 will broadcast the match between Canada and the France team.
How to follow Canada – France in streaming?
If you want to watch the first match of the Blues at the Basketball World Cup against Canada on your computer, smartphone or tablet, you will need to subscribe to BeIn Sports.
What are the five majors of Canada and the France team?
Canada: RJBarrett – S. Gilgeous Alexander – D. Brooks – K. Olynyk – D. Powell.
France : N.de Colo – E.Fournier – N.Batum – G.Yabusele – R.Gobert.
What are the predictions for Canada – France?
- Betclic: Canada: 2.02 / France: 1.81
- Bwin: Canada: 1.78 / France: 1.65
- NetBet: Canada: 2.00 / France: 1.75
- Unibet: Canada: 2.02 / France: 1.80