BASKETBALL. France – Australia: follow the match live

After a chaotic preparation marked by numerous withdrawals, the French team launched its world championship against the host country Australia. A difficult first meeting where the Blue hope to create a surprise. Follow the match live with us.

12:39 – Williams responds with three points (12-10)

Gabby Williams is quick to respond to George at three points. The French puts the Blue in front (12-10).

12:38 – George lights up at three points (9-10)

With ten seconds left on possession, George is left alone in the lead behind the arc. The interior shoots an arrow from afar and signs three points (9-10).

12:37 – Allen Festival

Allen gets rid of the marking in the paint and receives a rebound pass from Magbegor before concluding with a lay-up. She scored 7 points for her team since the start of the match (7-7)

12:35 – Williams to 3 points (7-5)

In the left corner, Williams takes responsibility and manages the three-point basket which gives the advantage to the French after 3 minutes of play (7-5).

12:33 – Nice move from Rupert (2-3)

Under the circle, Iliana Rupert plays with her physique and wraps around the opposing inside and ends up on the opposite hand (2-3).

12:33 – Let’s go to Sydney!

The kickoff is given and Australia wins the jump ball. The Australians play fast and plant a three entry point (0-3).

12:32 – A minute of silence

Before kick-off, a minute’s silence is observed in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who died two weeks ago after 70 years of reign over the Commonwealth to which Australia belongs.

12:30 – The five major of the Blues

For this first match of the world championship against Australia, Jean-Aimé Toupane starts with a five made up of Fauthoux, Williams, Michel, Chartereau and Rupert.

12:27 – Fauthoux: “No one is waiting for us”

“No one is expecting us and we are going to run into them. The objective is already to get out of the pools because the level is very high”explained to beIN Sports Marine Fauthoux before mentioning Australia. “They’re very strong, and pushed by their home crowd, they’re going to give us a big game.”

12:25 – Hymn time

The French and Australian teams were presented to the large audience that filled the Sydney SuperDome. The hymns will remember starting with the Marseillaise, followed by the Advance Australia Fair.

12:25 – Toupane: “We are on a mission”

“We are on a mission. I have no doubt that everyone will do their best to do their best. I think we have nothing to envy to other nations, physically, technically and “basketball” speaking. “supported Jean-Aimé Toupane before the start of the women’s basketball world championship in Australia.

12:20 – Toupane happy to play Australia now

“I prefer to play them at the start, because often the settings are not perfect. We have things to argue against this relatively large team, inside and outside, and who play a lot on the move”explained Blue coach Jean-Aimé Toupane.

12:15 – No defeat for 28 years

Australia have not lost a match in the preliminary round in a world championship for 28 years. This June 3, 1994, the Aussies had sunk against the Chinese, losing 20 points (67-87). Since then, the 2006 world champions have compiled 19 victories in a row. Small reason for hope for the French, this defeat against China, Australia had known it… at home.

12:10 – The United States, the executioner of the Aussies

Australia’s last two defeats at the World Cup are the work of the United States (final 2018 and semi-final 2014). The last team other than the USA to dominate the Aussies was the Czech Republic. At home in 2010, the Czechs, future finalists, had taken out their opponents in the quarter-finals (79-68).

12:05 – Australia, reigning vice-world champion

Winner of the competition in 2006, Australia is the reigning vice-world champion. Four years ago, the Aussies had lost only one game, the final against the United States (56-73). Les Bleues had been swept away in the quarter-finals by Belgium (65-86).

12:00 – Medal habit

The France team has won medals in each of its last three competitions. Last June, Les Bleues became vice-champions of Europe for the 5th time in a row, when in 2021, they were adorned with bronze at the Tokyo Olympics.

11:55 – A podium..69 years ago

France’s best result in a world championship is third place in the 1953 edition. This performance, achieved 69 years ago, remains the best of Les Bleues in international competition.

11:50 – Fanny at the World Cup

France have crossed paths with Australia five times in the World Cup and have never managed to win. 12 years ago in 2010, the Habs lost by 10 points in pool (52-62) then by 12 points in the match counting for 5th place (62-74).

11:45 – France only did it once

France has only one victory in major competition against Australia, in 8 confrontations. It was in 2012, during the London Olympics. In the English capital, the Blues had dominated their Aussie rivals after extra time thanks in particular to 22 points from Emilie Gomis (74-70 ap). This success allowed the French women to finish first in their group, one point ahead of the Australians.

11:40 – A first for Toupane

Jean-Aimé Toupane, 64, is playing in his very first world championship at the head of the French women’s team. The coach of the Federal Center since 2014 was appointed to everyone’s surprise at the head of the Blue in October 2021, replacing Valérie Garnier, not renewed despite the bronze medal gleaned in Tokyo during the Olympic Games a few months earlier.

11:35 – Act XXVIII

France and Australia have faced each other 27 times in their common history. The story is favorable to the Aussies who count 15 successes. It is three more than the Blue (12).

11:30 – Welcome

Hello and welcome to follow the live commentary of the women’s basketball world championship. In Group B, the France team launches its competition against the host country Australia. A big entry piece for the daughters of Jean-Aimé Toupane.

The first match of the World Championships in Group B between France and Australia will take place from 12:30 p.m., at the Sydney SuperDome in Sydney.

The closing match of the first day of the women’s basketball world championships between France and Australia will be broadcast live on beIN Sport 1.

The Group B meeting between Marie Fauthoux’s France and the indestructible Lauren Jackson’s Australia will be available for streaming on the MyCanal platforms.

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