France will face China in the quarter-finals of the World Cup on Thursday after the draw on Tuesday.
The French team has avoided the worst. During the draw organized at the end of the group stage of the World Cup, Tuesday, September 27, the French team has inherited China in the quarterfinals. The match is scheduled for Thursday, September 29 at 10 am (live on France 4 and france.tv). Fourth of the group B, the players of Jean-Aimé Toupane had however a chance on two to fall on the United States, immense favourites of the World Cup.
The French team during the World Cup of basketball, in Sydney (Australia), September 27, 2022.
Even better, France is in the part of table opposed to the Americans, three times world champions and seven times Olympic champions in title. If they beat China, second in Group A, the Tricolores will face Belgium or Australia, whom they beat in the opening round, in the semi-finals.
In the first round, China lost only one game, against Team USA (77-63). Otherwise, it has multiplied the cards against South Korea (107-44), Bosnia-Herzegovina (98-51), Puerto Rico (95-60) and Belgium (81-55). It will not be an easy task for the French team.
The other two quarterfinals will oppose Canada to Puerto Rico and the United States to Serbia.