Meo’s Italbasket has nothing to lose Bags, that at 10.20 in the morning in Italy challenges France in the quarter-finals of the basketball tournament at the Olympics Tokyo. The Azzurri have accomplished a feat already qualifying for the Games, then they raised the bar and snatched the pass for the quarterfinals. Today against the France of Gobert, De Colo and Fournier would be a real miracle. But the national team has already got used to evenings of this type, against Serbia in the pre-Olympic and with the two victories in the group against Germany and Nigeria. Keeping dreaming costs nothing. Two-ball at 10.20, whoever wins in the semifinals finds Luka Doncic’s Slovenia, who beat Germany 94-70.
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Ore 4.50 Slovenia in the semifinals: thanks to Dragic’s 27 and Luka Doncic as usual, Germany beaten 94-70. Whoever wins between Italy and France challenges Slovenia in the semifinals.
The roster of Italy: Often, Niccolò Mannion, Tonut, Melli, Fontecchio, Tessitori, Moraschini, Vitali, Polonara, Pajola, Ricci, Gallinari.
The roster of France: Andrew Albicy, Nicolas Batum, Petr Cornelie, Nando De Colo, Moustapha Fall, Evan Fournier, Rudy Gobert, Thomas Huertel, Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot, Frank Ntilikina, Vincent Poirier, Guerschon Yabusele.