J5 WC: Colom and Labeyrie waiting for the QF; Dubljevic and Ndour ended their time in China


The last day of the second round has left two of our players waiting for their quarterfinals games, while the other two have already finished an outstanding performance in the tournament and will join the practices of our team throughout this week. Spain won with a great match against Serbia to move into the quarterfinals as the first group without the presence of Quino Colom. France added its first defeat of the competition falling in a very tight match vs. Australia by 98-100 to pass as group seconds and will meet the United States in the quarterfinals. Louis Labeyrie did not participate in this game as a precaution.


Montenegro closed its participation in the tournament adding the first victory of its history in the World Cup after beating Japan by 65-80 with 10 points and 6 rebounds of Dubljevic. The 1-4 in the standings of the Dubljevic’s national team tournament does not allow them to obtain a place for the 2020 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Nor Senegal will be in this qualifiers without a WC​, after the African team missed the opportunity to add his first World Cup victory after losing to Jordan (79-77) in a game in which Maurice Ndour had a less prominence than usual (only 11 minutes on the court).