Ahead of facing Hungary, France host Montenegro, the 26th nation in the FIBA ​​rankings, to open qualifying for the 2023 World Cup, which will take place in Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia. After winning the silver medal at the Olympics last summer, the French players under Vincent Collet will try to win their first World Cup next year. But to get there, you have to go through these qualifications during which France will face Montenegro, Hungary and Portugal, three nations weaker on paper. The Blues still need to be there, in an opening game where they will have to do without NBA players such as Evan Fournier, Nicolas Batum, Rudy Gobert and Frank Ntilikina. In fact, the Montenegrins will miss their pivotal star, Valencia player Bojan Dubljevic. Called up for this match, Paul Lacombe, Andrew Albicy and Louis Labeyrie will have the difficult task of honoring the blue jersey, in a match reminiscent of France’s narrow 73-71 victory against Montenegro in the EuroBasket qualifiers. France – Montenegro will be broadcast on the France 4 channel this Friday, November 26 from 8:20 p.m.

Follow France – Montenegro on France 4 live from the Palais des Sports in Pau, Friday November 26 from 8:20 pm Enjoy the entire match on France 4, via TNT or via streaming television. The meeting opens the first round of the Blues in this group of four teams, with the aim of qualifying for the 2023 World Cup.

The France – Montenegro match is this Friday, November 26 from 8:20 p.m. live on the France 4 channel.

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