A devastating blow for the USA in the FIBA ​​World Cup: they suffered a painful defeat to Germany and were eliminated

Germany beat the United States in the semifinals of the Basketball World Cup (Reuters/Eloisa Lopez)

United StateAlthough he is present with many personalities from NBAtook another hit in Basketball World Cup in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia 2023 When falling 113-111 in view of Germany In the semi-finals. he Dream TeamThe top winner of this competition (he has won the gold medal five times) will now be looking for a consolation prize next Sunday when he faces… Canadacombined that surrendered to 95-86 in view of Serbia.

Tutorials Serbia And Germany. New failure for NBA to United State. New lesson for Canada. All in six hours. Argentine basketball has not been in worldToday, it’s far from elite, but it’s fully enjoyed if you love basketball in its purest form. Even if it changes, even if it is matched, those who know how to play win. Even if they are not athletes summitthose who jump higher or those who run faster.

The first exhibition was presented by the Serbs. And the return of the school we loved. It doesn’t matter that I’m not there Nicholas Jokicthe best in the world, who chose comfort and pleasure in his land after devoting himself to it NBA. no Mikic. no Kalinich. no Markanovic. no Lucic. no Pokusevsky. But what does it matter when Serbs maintain their essence. His game under the concepts. The balance between inside and outside, between defense and attack, is for the team above all, even though individual talent comes out of their pockets.

This Friday left the vast majority reduced to the bare minimum Canada And more style NBA Which International Basketball Federation. Their individual talent, their athleticism, their strength…they were never able to be the overwhelming team in this tournament.

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Serbia He knew how to play with him. He scored at 62% from the field. He did not let the Panthers run in front of him and defended brilliantly, especially against him. Gilgios Alexander TeaThe best player in the tournament so far. They studied him, did not allow him to break the first line easily, disturbed him, and even stole some balls from him.

Serbia celebrates its qualification to the FIBA ​​World Cup final (Reuters/Eloisa Lopez)

It became clear that the Canadians needed another lesson… As for the Serbs, they had their history, their traditions, their small stadiums, their clubs and their coaches. It seems that his players were born this way. or form like this. And of course, adding to their development is the character they seem to have brought from the cradle and the ability to compete, because they do it every day, since they were little.

Bogdan Bogdanovich He is your star. to 31 yearsin the stage of full maturity NBA Shines for him and the team. The killer who overwhelmed today Canada with 23 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists. But he is not alone. Dobrik It was his Robin (16 points) and the giant Milutinov And he gave balance (16 and 10 rebounds) to a team that mastered all the arts of this game. Milutinov He played deep and the rest was free. And when that happened, I went. this Serbia He has many shooters and great scoring power.

It also has a long cast (we should add Jovic, Godoric And Avramovich) which allowed him not even to remember that one of his players, SemanekHe lost his kidney due to the elbow. There is no drama when everyone knows how to play. It’s not about running and shooting, as many think. It is the management of game concepts whether you are short or tall. Serbs have used it since they were children.

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There is a lot to do with your school. And with their coaches. And it is no coincidence that Besicto 73 years old, be responsible. On his way to becoming the oldest coach to win a world championship, 21 years after 2002, against Argentina. I think so Besic He led the students Yugoslavia To the European title in 1985… A teacher returned to his team to return again.

Years ago Serbia It was not up to its history: it failed in 2019, when it finished fifth after being knocked out in the quarter-finals by Argentina, and was not in the tournament. Tokyo Olympics He fell in the round of 16 of the last European Championship when he was a candidate for the title. Serbia he is back. We are all grateful.

As far as I’ve seen this Germany And the new lesson he received United State. Another reality check. Or humility. Because the Germans gave it to them on their land. before NBA You had to beat them by playing something else, not getting into their rhythm or playing a high-scoring game. today Germany It showed that it is also possible for them to be beaten for what they do.

The United States were eliminated again before the World Cup final (Reuters/Lisa Marie David)

Another resounding failure United State. From your dedicated coaches who don’t seem to prepare for matches From your players who don’t defend or care about understanding the game International Basketball Federation. They think that is enough for them with their overwhelming attacking talent. And again they realized that this was not the case. In the previous World Cup they were in seventh place, and now they are eliminated from the final. Obviously, if they don’t give all the best, they won’t win. And the NBA champion is clearly not a world champion. The world champion is the world cup champion. Again it won’t be.

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Germany an act. Sure, it’s a great piece of equipment. The only undefeated player in this tournament. He really made his mark at the last European Championships, where he won the bronze medal and now he confirmed it. He has some NBA Very hierarchical, like Schroeder, Theis, Bunga And WagnerBut much more than that. Andreas Obst, the shooter who was on fire, finished as the semi-final’s top scorer with 24 points. Great second half. Voigtmann, Thiman And the other Wagner. Inside, with their four greats, they were firmly in control Theis (21 and 7). this time Schroeder He played for the team (9 assists), after a very bad quarter, and the rest played its part.

He wasn’t afraid Germany. He played him on an equal footing, blow by blow. He hit him in that area. he is gone Dirk Novitskybut Germany It is an example of a country that was never a power but worked on its foundations, strengthened its selection program and took advantage of its interesting bio, strength and technology, to make it to the big global party. It was a very special Friday. He won basketball. The purest essence won.

Sacha Woodward

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