In the Blue group at the next World Cup (September 22 – October 1), Marina Maljkovic’s Serbia will begin their preparation with ambitions.
After the international retirements of Sonja Vasic – née Petrovic – and Jelena Brooks, Serbia is beginning a new chapter in its history. This Monday, the national team begins its preparation for the World Cup, which will be held in Sydney from September 22 to October 1. Coach Marina Maljkovic approaches this competition with a spirit of freshness and renewal.
« This summer, the focus was on young people to introduce them to my system of working in the national team. Now we need to “refine” and work out the details. After the Tokyo Olympics, I pointed out that we were starting a new cycle with the desire to build a new generation of champions. It is certainly not a simple, short-term job. We go step by step and build a solid foundation, which should spread over time and stably “Explained the coach to the Serbian basketball federation (KSS).
The Serbs will travel to Belgium on Thursday, where they will play two friendlies, before a high-altitude camp in Zlatibor in early September. They will travel to Australia from September 12.
« Every minute the national team spent together is worth its weight in gold. We are starting a new chapter, and its success will depend on the quantity and quality of the work “, Considers the daughter of Bozidar Maljkovic.
At the World Cup, Serbia will be opposed in Group B to France, but also Japan, Mali, Canada and Australia, the host country.
Photo: Marina Maljkovic (FIBA)