A second success for French basketball players, against Hungary (78-74), this Sunday in Cologne, qualified them for the knockout stages of Eurobasket 2022.
French basketball players have won their ticket to the eighth. With two victories in their group B, the Blues are guaranteed to finish at least in fourth place, the last qualifier for the final phase, even before their last two matches against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Tuesday and then Slovenia on Wednesday. At the end of the suspense, in a yoyo encounter, Vincent Collet’s players were scared but they provided the essentials. After leading by 15 points at the end of the third quarter (65-50), Evan Fournier’s band allowed the Hungarians to regain possession in the last minute (74-72).
It took all the coolness of Guerschon Yabusele and Captain Fournier to bring them to safety.