The adventure of the Belgian Cats at the World Cup is over. The Belgian national basketball team lost 69-86 to host country Australia in the quarterfinals on Thursday. Star player Emma Meesseman had to watch from the sidelines injured.
The World Cup was already over for Meesseman after she suffered a calf injury in the last group match against Bosnia and Herzegovina. The West Flemish gathered her courage and unconditionally supported her teammates in the quarterfinals. Meesseman encouraged them from the sidelines and also helped coach them, but at the end of the game she lost her courage.