The Belgian cats at the World Cup in Australia in a strong team including the US and China: “Of course the approach is to go to the quarterfinals”

The Belgian cats qualified for the World Cup at the time. © Belka

The draw for the World Cup in Sydney, Australia brought a strong team to the Belgian cats, who are ranked 5th in the world. Cats are in Group A with another team selected after excluding world and Olympic champions USA (FIBA 1), Bosnia and Herzegovina (FIBA 26), China (FIBA 7), South Korea (FIBA 13) and Russia. . The decision will be made by the International Basketball Association on March 25. Puerto Rico is generally fished.

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“A solid team. America is not bad in our team. You can avoid them in the quarterfinals if you qualify. Our first ambition is to get into the top eight,” said General Manager Goen Umans. , The Belgian cats will face their fifth opponent at the World Cup, excluding Russia, which is usually Puerto Rico (FIBA 17), who finished fourth in the World Cup qualifiers in Belgium and Washington and Santo Domingo. .

At the end of September

The nineteenth edition of the Women’s Basketball World Cup will take place in two venues in Sydney from September 22 to October 1. This is the second time that Belgian cats have participated in the World Championships. They made their debut at the 2018 World Cup in Tenerife, Spain. Emma Meesman and her team finished fourth. They lost in the semifinals in a special match against the mighty United States.

Antonia Delaere aims for revenge

Belgium’s Antonio Tellare, currently playing for Spain’s Lega Femina and Zaragoza, was cautiously satisfied after the World Cup draw in Sydney, Australia. “This is a very tough team. It will always be unique to play against the United States, the best basketball nation in the world. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, we know where the danger comes from. Jonquel Jones is one of the best players in the world. He played the game, so it’s time for revenge, “said Antonia Teller. Korea may be weaker than Japan and China, but you should not underestimate them. With exaggerated numbers they will never lose their matches. If we want to qualify within the first four places in Group A, we must definitely leave them. The team that will join us after the exclusion of Russia. Let’s hope Puerto Rico. China is a solid team, but we have a chance to win against them. I think it’s very important that we have five matches in the group stage with our revived “next gen” center. This is important in terms of the experience of such a competition. The goal is to get to the quarterfinals, “said Antonia Teller. (CPM)

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