After the ride against Tunisia, France faces tonight, in Montpellier, a much tougher opponent since it is Montenegro. At the head of this country of 620,000 inhabitants, Nikola Vucevicback in selection, and the pivot of the Bulls is more than motivated to play the World Cup.
“It’s a good feeling and I’m happy to be back in the national team, especially because of the presence of guys I’ve played with before” he explained in a local media. “I haven’t been able to play since the last World Cup, and so far everything is going well. We have been training well over the past few days and now we have the first test with France ahead of us. The boys are great, and I had the opportunity to meet the younger ones for the first time. There is a good mix of older and younger players. There is good energy, and we are working well. »
Second round goal!
For the great friend of Evan Fournier, playing France now will be beneficial for later. Especially since then, it will be necessary to measure up to Slovenia. “Maybe it’s better for us to play immediately against strong nations” Vucevic believes. “Every game is important for us, and against them we can prepare as best we can. We will give everything to beat them, but the focus should not be on the result itself, but on our game and the organisation. »
In Asia, Montenegro will face Egypt, Lithuania and Mexico, and a place in the top two is possible. “Going to the World Cup is a great achievement in itself. We have a good group, and passing a lap would be an even bigger success… That’s our goal. » In case of qualification, the Montenegrins will cross with the group of Team USA and Greece…
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How to read the stats? MJ = matches played; Min = Minutes; Shots = Shots made / Shots attempted; 3pts = 3-points / 3-points attempted; LF = free throws made / free throws attempted; Off = offensive rebound; Def= defensive rebound; Tot = Total bounces; Pd = assists; Fte: Personal fouls; Int = Intercepts; Bp = Lost bullets; Ct: Counters; Points = Points.