Turkey took the first place in the gropu, but now is going to face France, which was only 4th. I suppose it won't be easy game for Turkish team. Other teams form 1st places seem to have easier opponents...
I think France intentionally lost to New Zelland. They have more chances to beat Turkey than Russia. France can play very good and consecutive, so lost against Team from Oceania is very strange.
I dont think France lost to New Zelland intentionally.France main roster played almost full match and New Zelland played very well(Kirk Penny with 25pt).Russia not looks stronger.Russia is much beatble opponent.Guess it will be easier to beat France w/o Tony Parker.Hope Turkey can reach quarter finals
04 September Saturday
Serbia - Croatia
Spain - Greece
05 September Sunday
Slovenia - Australia
Turkey - France
06 September Monday
USA - Angola
Russia - New Zealand
07 September Tuesday
Lithuania - China
Argentina - Brazil
I think France intentionally lost to New Zelland. They have more chances to beat Turkey than Russia.
I don't believe in this. Who whants to play Turkey, while they are host It is a suicide. It is always very difficult to play against Turkish teams in Turkey, no matter if it is basketball, football or volleyball. The fans make a a difference for Turkey. Sometimes also referees.
I know what I'm saying. This is not first time when France lost match for theirs psychologic tactics. After that They was very strong and shocked Opponent. There was 4 or 5 situations like this. Their Coach always said that games against Teams Hosts gave them big power for win. Last meet: France-Turkey 80-68.
Dimitris Diamantidis retired Greece NT after Greece-Spain match.She will continue his career with club teams.
Turkey: 93 France:77
Wait us Slovenia
95-77!! Wait us Slovenia!! It will be a great match!
This is not first time when France lost match for theirs psychologic tactics. After that They was very strong and shocked Opponent. There was 4 or 5 situations like this. Their Coach always said that games against Teams Hosts gave them big power for win. Last meet: France-Turkey 80-68.
Not this time
4 big matches will be played! Good luck to all teams
The Eight-Final Round of the 2010 FIBA
World Championship came to a close on Tuesday night and the teams that
did not advance to the Quarter-Finals have been ranked.
Brazil, who came up just short against rivals Argentina
in arguably one of the best game of the tournament so far, finished
ninth, a significant improvement on their 17th place four years ago,
with Australia rounding out the top 10.
2006 Silver Medallists Greece have to settle for 11th place following
their loss against defending world champions Spain in a rematch of the
final in Saitama.
Standings for 2010 FIBA World Championship (places 9-16):
12 New Zealand
Now Chinese fans will kill Coach of China
I was cheering for Spain, but what a shot by Teodosić at the end. Just I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E!
Serbia in the semis...
My favourite was Serbia in quarter final against Spain and they won..I think they deserve it..
I see Konrad is big fan of basketball so I have Enigma for Him. This Team is one position behind Jordania in FIBA Ranking. Teams like Panama, Nigeria or Qatar is better of this Team by Ranking. This Team is ...