Czech Republic vs Poland will be the second match for the 5-8th places in FIBA World CUP. Both teams lost in quarterfinals being underdogs against much better opponents, so they should not feel disappointed very much. However, it will be interesting to see which team will prevail. To have more insights on this FIBA World Cup 2019 Czech Republic vs Poland match, please read our preview below.
Czechs had truly amazing tournament, as no one believed they can reach quarterfinals, they also have shown a good performance in there, but lost against Australia, well now all they have to do is concentrate, focus and don’t let down their fans, because this time finally, Czechs are favorites, their main disadvantage is that they didn’t have any rest, while Poland had one full day, so if Poland will be able to perform well, it shouldn’t be easy for Czechs.
Czech Republic roster for FIBA WC 2019:
PG: Jakub Sirina, Tomas Satoransky, Tomas Vyoral
SG: Pavel Pumprla, Vojtech Hruban
SF: Lukas Palyza, Martin Kriz
PF: Blake Schlib, Jaromir Bohacik
C: Ondrej Balvin, Patrik Auda, Martin Peterka
Just like Czechs, Poland has a very good tournament, reaching quarterfinals is a good result, however, they were quite lucky with a draw but still managed to perform very well. So there should be no disappointment from their side. Because loss against Spain was quite predictable, and even then they have given a good fight till the last minute. Now they must focus, concentrate and use their advantage of having a free day, because opponents did not have any rest, and most likely still be thinking about last loss. So it is a very good chance for Poland to end the tournament with a win.
Poland roster for FIBA WC 2019:
PG: Lukasz Koszarek, Kamil Laczynski, A.J. Slaughter
SG: Karol Gruszecki, Mateusz Ponitka
SF: Adam Waczynski, Michal Sokolowski
PF: Aaron Cel, Damian Kulig
C: Adam Hrycaniuk, Dominik Olejniczak, Aleksander Balcerowski
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