The national basketbalmannen have Friday in Pepinster with 60-66 (rest: 27-35) lost to the Netherlands. The practice duel gold as a preparation for the final two matches of the first qualifying round for the world cup of basketball in 2019.
The Belgian Lions lost so the 73 rd derby of the Low Countries. Coach Eddy Casteels could not rely on the injured players Retin Obasohan (wrist), Maxime De Zeeuw (knee), Thomas Akyazili (back) and Jean-Marc Mwema (foot). Quentin Serron, Elias Lasisi and Hans Vanwijn were spared.
The difference between the two teams lay him in the triples and the vrijworpen, where Belgium slaagpercentages of, respectively, 26% and 41% not best turn made. Sam Van Rossom was with his 20 points, 5 intercepties, 5 rebounds and 2 assists, the luminary among the Belgians.
Belgium, that on the fourth and last place in qualifying group E, will receive on Friday 29 June and Monday 2 July, respectively, Russia and Bosnia-Herzegovina in the Antwerp Lotto Arena. To have a chance to win a ticket for the second qualifying round for world cup 2019 in China, the Belgian Lions both matches (with a minimum of 8 points difference against Russia and 3 points against Bosnia) win.
The first three teams of each group of punches through to the second round. That will start in september 2018. The 24 qualified teams into four groups of each six teams will be divided. The teams in the first three finish in their group are allowed to participate in the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in China, between 31 August and 15 september 2019 takes place.