DIRECT. France – Germany: the French race behind against Germany at EuroBasket

DIRECT.  France - Germany: the French race behind against Germany at EuroBasket

9:35 p.m.

QT 2, 15′. France – Germany: 26-31

New bonus basket. Théo Maledon enters the racket and obtains, on his return, the fault. Converted free throw.

9:32 p.m.

QT 2, 15′. France – Germany: 22-29

And one! Guerschon Yabusule takes a rebound in midair, puts it back in and gets the fault. Germany take their first time out of the game. The French managed to find more moves in attack and sanctioned the German overpressure.

9:30 p.m.

QT 2, 14′. France – Germany: 18-26

The French multiply the errors and the lost balls. Be careful not to let the Germans gain confidence.

9:26 p.m.

QT 2, 13′. France – Germany: 18-22

Coming into play at the end of the first quarter, Terry Tarpey brings his energy off the bench. The French always race behind and lack precision.

9:19 p.m.

QT1, 10′. France – Germany: 13-17

Laborious start to the match on both sides. Solid in defense at the start, the Blues left some open shots at long distance to the Germans. Too expensive (6 lost balls), the French are in the game but must find more alternation to take off. Daniel Theis is the game’s leading scorer with 5 points.

Evan Fournier and the Blues are in the game (photo: Fiba).

9:14 p.m.

QT 1.7′. France – Germany: 10-15

New 3 points from Germany. Vincent Collet stops the bleeding to prevent the Germans from catching fire behind the arc.

9:12 p.m.

QT1, 7′. France – Germany: 10-12

Still valuable points on 2nd chance. Evan Fournier allows France to go back in front but the Blues concede an avoidable 2+1.

9:10 p.m.

QT 1.6′. France – Germany: 7-6

Germany is falling behind. The match gains in intensity and rhythm.

9:08 p.m.

QT 1.4′. France – Germany: 5-2

The tricolor defense is very solid and the Blues find a bit of rhythm in attack.

9:05 p.m.

QT 1, 3′. France – Germany: 3-0

Finally points in the course of I! After a round of observation, Guerschon Yabusele scores a lay up.

9:02 p.m.

QT 1, 1′. France – Germany: 1-0

Unsportsmanlike foul whistled on Rudy Gobert, he converts one out of two free throws.

9:01 p.m.

The kick-off is given almost 30 minutes late, in front of 19,000 people in Cologne.

8:58 p.m.

A surprise five

Andrew Albicy, Elie Okobo, Evan Fournier, Guerschon Yabusele and Rudy Gobert will start the match.

8:54 p.m.

Andrew Albicy in the major five

Injured in the thigh at the end of July, Andrew Albicy will start in the five major against Germany. Moustapha Fall, the pivot of Olympiakos, is also in the game but has not played a single minute of preparation due to a hamstring injury in early August.

8:36 p.m.

Kick-off delayed to 8:50 p.m.

The match will start 20 minutes late, following the ceremony in honor of Dirk Nowitzki.

8:34 p.m.

Three French referees at EuroBasket

The officials of the French championship are also in the spotlight. Yohan Rosso, Nicolas Maestre and Alexandre Deman are the three tricolor representatives on the EuroBasket.

8:25 p.m.

Evan Fournier captain

Charismatic leader of the 1992 generation, Evan Fournier was named captain of the France team by Vincent Collet. The former Choletais, Rudy Gobert, will be vice-captain of the French selection.

8:19 p.m.

Dirk Nowitzki’s number removed

The 14 of the star of the Dallas Mavericks will no longer be worn in the German selection. The German public in Cologne chants his first name. “A wonderful source of inspiration”underlines Hamane Niang, the president of Fiba.

8:14 p.m.

Dirk Nowitzki honored

Before the meeting, German legend Dirk Nowitzki is honored, three years after his retirement. Now 44, he spent 20 years with the Dallas Mavericks and played 153 international matches. He remains today the top scorer of the German selection and was notably the standard bearer for Germany at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

7:51 p.m.

A revenge to take

The Blues had been eliminated against Germany, during the 1/8th finals of the last European championship.

7:06 p.m.

A major five to redefine

Without Nicolas Batum and Nando De Colo, the French men’s team must learn to play without two of its maestros. The defeat against Bosnia Herzegovina in double overtime, at the end of August, called the Blues to order. “We are both in a reconstruction and the desire to confirm what has been done in the last two competitions”, explains Vincent Collet, the French coach.

7:02 p.m.

Vincent Collet knows the recipe

In office since 2009, Vincent Collet will compete in his sixth European Championship. Nobody does it better. The most capped coach in history has won six medals in thirteen years. Monstrous!

6:59 p.m.

📊 France almost every time at the EuroBasket

Gold in 2013, silver in 2011 and bronze in 2015… The French men’s team remains on three medals in its last four participations in EuroBasket. During the last edition, in 2017, Vincent Collet’s men were out in the first match, in the round of 16.

6:54 p.m.

Hello everyone and welcome to to follow the France – Germany match at the opening of EuroBasket 2022.

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