After an upset victory against Australia on Thursday, Les Bleues lost to Canada (59-45) on Friday for their second World Cup match.
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The France team failed to capitalize. The day after his surprise victory at the start of the world against Australia (70-57), Les Bleues suffered a big defeat against Canada (59-45), on Friday, September 23, for the second day of the group stage. Their clumsiness in shooting did not allow them to wait a moment to compete with their opponents of the day.
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Against the Canadians, who had already beaten Serbia (67-60), the tricolors were never able to string together a coveted second victory heading into the quarterfinals. Never facing the scoreboard, they saw Nirra Fields’ teammates take off (17 points) for a 17-0 halfway between the end of the second and the beginning of the third period (from 20-17 to 37-17). . Six minutes in which Jean-Aimé Toupane’s men did not score a single point.
The attack was precisely the great black point of the service offered by the France team. She was uninspired and unskilled (19/62 shooting, including 3/19 3-point shooting), like Marine Fauthoux (7 points on 2/12) or Gabby Williams (13 points on 6/15), but brilliant. against Australia (23 points).
After a rest day on Saturday, the French team will have to return to Mali, on Sunday, September 25 (06:30 am), to get closer to the top four in the group, qualifying for the quarterfinals.