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Belam |  After the coup against Serbia: Basketball players against Australia

Belam | After the coup against Serbia: Basketball players against Australia

Belem (dpa) – After a surprise upset against two-time European champions Serbia, Germany's basketball players meet the next heavyweight in the Olympic qualifiers. This Saturday (9pm CET/Magentasport), Australia is the next opponent for the team led by WNBA star Satou Sabally in Belem, Brazil.

“Australia is one of the best basketball teams in the world. They are known for their toughness and ability to control the pace. Many Australian players are very experienced, some have played in the WNBA. It shows that there is a lot of talent in the team,” said national coach Lisa Thomaitis. “However, Australia is an international powerhouse. home; They recently won bronze at the World Cup in their home country. But we have nothing to lose,” said the Canadian.

The day after the all-important 73:66 against Serbia, observation is high on the agenda for the German players. Friday morning training was canceled and the afternoon was relaxed. Finally, some players were injured after the Serbia game.

“But we will still go into the game with the same attitude against Serbia. We want to win against Australia and we know it will be very difficult,” said Leonie Feibich, who was very strong against Serbia.

We will finish on Sunday against Brazil, who lost to Australia 55:60 earlier. The top three teams from the four-man group will qualify for the Olympic Games. German basketball players have never competed in the Olympics.