May 25, 2022

Japan (basketball): no Olympics final for the Blue, the summary of the match

FRANCE – JAPAN. After a perfect start, the Blue collapsed and bowed heavily to Japan. They will play Serbia for the bronze medal this Sunday, while the Japanese will challenge Team USA in the final.

Score France

France – Japan

71 | 87

Japan Score

France – Japan in live

14:41 – Sandrine Gruda too isolated

The pivot of the Blue has released a great match to try to reach the final of the Olympics for the second time in his career. Author of 18 points, Gruda kept her team afloat before France completely cracked. The young Marine Fauthoux finished with 13 points, while Gabby Williams scored only 4 points (2/11 °

14:38 – Match schedule for third place

Les Bleues will play in the small final against Serbia on Saturday August 7 (at 9 a.m. French time), to hope to win the bronze medal.

14:34 – France – Serbia for third place

After Rio 2016, the Bleues fail again in the semi-finals. And as in Rio, Sandrine Gruda’s teammates will face Serbia for the bronze medal. The meeting will take place this Sunday.

14:31 – End of the match!

Les Bleues will not play a second Olympic final. Apart from the first QT, they made it through this semi-final, the fault of a catastrophic defense.

14:25 – Marine Fauthoux on fire

The young player of the Blue marks the end of the match and has just scored her 5th basket for 13 points.

14:23 – Time out requested by France

While there are less than three minutes to play, the Blue are still 22 points apart and will not reach the final of the Olympics.

14:17 – 11/21 three-point for Japan

The flood continues to fall for the French defense behind the three-point line.

14:16 – The coach of Japan turns

Aware of the abysmal gap between the two teams, the Japanese coach has decided to rest his holders.

14:13 – Not a basket entered by the Blue in this QT

In passing offensively, the French have a delay of 24 points.

14:10 – Another failure for Johannes

The back of the Bleues pass through his semi-final with a 2/8 shooting! + 22 for Japan.

14:05 – End of the first QT 3

It’s almost folded for the French women’s basketball team! There are 10 minutes left in this semi-final for the Blue to make up the 18 points behind …

14:01 – Another 3-point shoot for the Japanese!

We no longer have the words to describe Japan’s performance in long-distance shots …

13:57 – The insolent success of Japan

Like Akaho, who scored 7 baskets for a failure, the Japanese hurt the Blue very badly.

13:54 – Sandrine Gruda keeps France alive

Fortunately she is there! The captain is 16 points and still allows her team to believe in a comeback.

13:50 – The final goes away for the Blue

The Japanese are still successful at three points! They widen the gap and have a 13-point lead.

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France – Japan: useful information on the women’s basketball match

The kick-off of this match between France and Sweden will be given at 1 p.m. (French time), this Friday August 6, 2021. The final of this basketball tournament will take place on Sunday at 4:30 am.

A free-to-air broadcast is offered on French TV today on the occasion of this Olympic semi-final between France and Japan. To watch the match live, go to France 2 or France 4 (depending on the news of the Games). The semi-final is also scheduled on the channel Eurosport 1.

A streaming retransmission is also available for this France – Japan: go to either the France TV website (free access), either on the platform Eurosport Player, accessible by paying subscription. Also experience the match live with commentary in our company, with the evolution of the score and the summary of live highlights (see above).