THE National team she will be present at another big date. Mons’ 72-70 victory over Belgium on Nov. 14 mathematically assured the “official favorite” a spot in the World Cup, which will be held Aug. 25-Sept. 10 in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia.
Before the April 30 drawwhere the Greek team will get to know its opponents and the city that will host it in the top event of the summer, wants to complete its presence in the last “window” of the qualifiers in the best way.
On Friday, the national team faces in Ano Liosia Serbia (19:00, Novasports, News Bulletin 247 and sport-fm.gr), which aims to secure the last available ticket from the ninth group, while on Monday it completes its journey in the qualifiers by facing Latvia in Riga (19: 30), who has also already checked the ticket for the finals.
THE Sotiris Manolopoulos, who will be on the bench instead of Dimitris Itoudis who has obligations with Fenerbahce, will not have NBA and Euroleague players at his disposal, except for Panagiotis Kalaitzakis of Panathinaikos and George Papas of Olympiakos. Out of the dozen remained the Katsivelis and Charalambopoulos due to some inconveniences, as also the Tanoulis and Netzipoglou.
The 12 of the Greek team: Dimitris Flionis, Kostas Gondikas (AEK), Panagiotis Kalaitzakis (Panathinaikos), Manolis Hatzidakis (Kolossos Rhodes), Yannis Kouseloglou (Lavrio), Vassilis Mouratos, (Prometheus Patras), Dimitris Moraitis, Nikos Hougaz (Peristeri bwin), Vassilis Toliopoulos (Aris ), George Papas (Olympic), Nikos Rogavopoulos (Merkezefendi), Giorgos Tsalbouris (free).
THE Serbia traveled to Athens with no EuroLeague players except Ognien Jaramaz who received special permission from Bayern. In its roster, Nikola Milutinov of CSKA Moscow and Stefan Jovic of Zaragoza stand out, who have also been through Greece.
Serbia’s 12 in detail: Marko Jeremic (Cedevita Olimpia), Nemanja Dangubic (Prometheus), Dejan Davidovac, Nikola Milutinov (CSKA), Ognien Jaramaz (Bayern), Aleksa Uskokovic, (Mega Basket), Stefan Jovic, Borisa Simanic (Zaragoza) , Aleksa Radanov (Peristeri bwin), Dusan Ristic (Galatasaray), Dusan Beslats (Vojvodina), Marko Jagodic-Kurica (Budučnost).
The referees of the match will be Antonio Conte (Spain), Luis Castillo (Spain), Paulo Marques (Portugal).
The score of the 9th Group
1. Latvia 7-1
2. Serbia 5-3
3. Greece 5-3
4. Turkey 3-5
5. Belgium 3-5
6. Great Britain 1-7
Great Britain-Belgium 21:30
Serbia-M. Britain 21:00
Greece and Serbia have met 15 times, with the National team counting 6 victories. The two teams had also met in the second qualifying round of the 2019 World Cup, while in the first round match of the current qualifying round, Serbia had prevailed 100-94 in overtime in Belgrade. Analytically:
12/07/2007 (Friendly / Strasbourg) 62-93
04/09/2007 (Eurobasket / Granada) 68-67
21/08/2009 (Friendly / Maroussi) 82-83
24/08/2009 (Friendly / Maroussi) 66-65
16/09/2011 (Eurobasket / Kaunas) 87-77
08/08/2014 (Friendly / Po) 66-64
06/09/2014 (World Cup / Madrid) 72-90
28/06/2016 (Friendly / Belgrade) 76-91
12/08/2017 (Friendly / Belgrade) 93-61
25/08/2017 (Friendly / Marousi) 67-69
13/09/2018 (World Cup Qualifiers / Heraklion) 70-63
03/12/2018 (World Cup Qualifiers / Belgrade) 61-84
18/08/2019 (Friendly / Maroussi) 80-85
20/06/2021 (Friendly / Maroussi) 64-75
25/08/2022 (World Cup Qualifiers / Belgrade) 94-100
Source: Sport Fm
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