To quickly leave her behind heavy defeat by mighty France (98-51) in yesterday’s semi-final and to complete her presence at the European U20 in Heraklion with a medal Young Men’s National Team. Tonight (18:30, ERT, News Bulletin 247 and sport-fm.gr) they face Belgium in the minor final of the competition.
His children Costas Papadopoulos were visibly disappointed after yesterday’s result, unable to present a competitive face against the tournament’s undisputed gold medal favourites. But today there is a strong motivation, which is none other than bronze. If it comes, it will be the first at U20 level for Greece and sixth overall, after three golds (2002, 2009, 2017) and two silvers (1992, 2010).
Belgium also lost handily in the semi-final, 67-46 to Israel, who they had beaten in the group stage 70-54! The “lions” have won Italy (72-64), Estonia (80-65 for the “16”) and Lithuania (77-71 for the quarter-finals), while they had lost in the group to Turkey (70-67 ). The standout player on its roster is forward Tice De Ridder, who belongs to Antwerp and is averaging 17.2 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.5 steals per game.
The schedule of Sunday’s games (16/7)
21:00 France – Israel (New K.G. Heraklion)
18:30 Greece – Belgium (New K.G. Heraklion)
13:30 Serbia – Germany (New K.G. Heraklion)
18:30 Turkey – Lithuania (K.G. University of Crete)
16:00 Italy – Spain (K.G. University of Crete)
13:30 Iceland – Slovenia (K.G. University of Crete)
16:00 Montenegro – Croatia (New K.G. Heraklion)
11:00 Poland – Estonia (K.G. University of Crete)
Source: Sport Fm
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