Group profit in pre-world cup far away for basketball players
The Dutch players are there Wednesday night failed to as group winners to qualify for the world cup qualification. The team of head coach Toon van Helfteren lost in Amsterdam from Austria: 71-78.
Orange showed especially in the last quarter (18-29) fails. A week and a half ago it was the Netherlands against Austria, even with 79-72 too strong.
The netherlands placed itself this week for the world cup qualification, but had themselves a victory on the also placed Austria, crowns winner in prekwalificatiegroep B.
In that case, it would be Orange, strong countries such as Spain, Serbia and France escape in the kwalificatiereeks for the world cup in China in 2019 will be held.
Because of Austria with a difference of seven points won, the chance is minimal, that the Netherlands group winners. With a difference in score of five or less, was Orange, still to the advantage been as regards the mutual result.
The team of van Helfteren must Saturday in Tirana against Albania a giant triumph books in order to have a chance to keep up on group profit. Otherwise, ends the Netherlands on the second place.