Lithuania vs France will be the first match of the second round in this year FIBA World Cup 2019. It will be a crucial game for Lithuania, as they must win if they want to advance to the next round, to have more insights on this FIBA World Cup in China Lithuania vs France match, please read our preview below.
Lithuania looked very well in the group stage, but after a dramatic match lost against Australia and now they have no choice but to win, otherwise they will be eliminated. It wasn’t bad performance against Australia, maybe only Valanciunas couldn’t show his best, but big factor was Australia’s three-point shooting. However, now opponent is pretty much the same level, maybe not that much depended on three points, but still very powerful and Lithuania will have to perform much better if they want to advance.
Lithuania roster for FIBA WC 2019:
PG: Renaldas Seibutis, Marius Grigonis
SG: Mantas Kalnietis, Lukas Lekavicius
SF: Jonas Maciulis, Edgaras Ulanovas, Arnas Butkevicius, Rokas Giedraitis
PF: Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Paulius Jankunas
C: Domantas Sabonis, Jonas Valanciunas
France has dominated in their group, only match against Germany was more difficult, but basically France controlled the whole match. Of course, other teams were nothing like Germany, and now is an even stronger opponent, but if France will keep playing focused and concentrated as they have performed in the first round. Team Fournier, Gobert these players are vital when the team needs them and if Lithuania won’t find a way to stop them, hard to imagine how France would lose.
France roster for FIBA WC 2019:
PG: Frank Ntilikina, Andrew Albicy
SG: Nando De Colo, Evan Fournier
SF: Nicolas Batum, Paul Lacombe, Axel Toupane
PF: Louis Labeyrie, Amath M‘baye
C: Rudy Gobert, Vincent Poirier, Mathias Lessort
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