The French basketball players lost in the final of Euro-2021 against Serbia 63 to 54, Sunday evening in Valencia (Spain) and fail for the fifth time in a row in the quest for a third European title, after the setbacks in 2013 , 2015, 2017 and 2019.
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Endy Miyem’s teammates will still have to wait before climbing to the top step of the podium, while the two European crownings of French basketball players date back to 2001 and 2009.
A formidable Serbia
In the final, the Bleues fell on a formidable team from Serbia, which relied in part on the team that had beaten France in the Euro final in 2015 (five of the twelve Serbian players in 2021 were present in Budapest in 2015).
The Serbian Yvonne Anderson, here in the duel with Alexia Chartereaua scored 18 points in this final of Euro 2021.? © AFP / Jose Jordan
The French left a lot of energy running after the score after conceding a 13-0 at the start of the second quarter (31-18). The players of Valérie Garnier kept up the hope under the leadership of Alexia Chartereau at the end of the third quarter but never managed to recover from a 10-0 conceded at the return of the locker room.
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