The FIBA World Cup match between Serbia vs Mali will take place on September 26 at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Center. Japan lost 69-64 to Serbia in the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup on Friday, paying the price for a poor start. Japan, which won silver in Tokyo, was forced to play catch-up for the entire Group B game at Sydney SuperDome after falling down 24-9 after one quarter. Forward Maki Takada led eighth-ranked Japan with 15 points, while forward Jovana Nogic led tenth-ranked Serbia’s balanced offense with 13 points.
Himawari Akaho scored two critical free throws with 1:06 remaining to cut Serbia’s lead to 67-62, but the game stayed close as coach Toru Onzuka’s team closed the game. As a result, after two days of group play in Sydney, both teams are 1-1. Canada defeated France 59-45 in Group B to keep its perfect record intact. The three-time defending champion, the United States, defeated Puerto Rico 106-42 in Group A. Mali, placed 37th, responded strongly, taking their second chance and trailing eighth-ranked Japan 21-18 at the first interval. Toru Otsuka’s squad found its flow in the second quarter and led 47-29 at halftime with typical swift transition play, with Hirashita taking the lead. Small, a 20-year-old forward, shot 6/9 from the field, including a 5/6 from behind-the-arc three-pointer. Lam Tokashiki, a former Seattle Storm forward who missed the Olympics due to a cruciate ligament injury, collected seven rebounds for Japan.
When And Where How to watch Serbia vs Mali?
The FIBA Women’s World Cup match between Serbia and Mali will take place on September 26 at 1:30 PM (International Time) and 9:00 AM (International Time) (Indian Time). Fans may watch the game live on Courtside 1891, and Indians can watch it on YouTube.
Predicted Lineup for Serbia vs Mali
Jelena Brooks, Dajana Butulija, Aleksandra Crvendaki, Yvonne Anderson, and Sonja Vasic from Serbia
Kankou Coilibaly, Salimatou Kourouma, Aminata Traore, Touty Gandega, and Djeneba Sangare from Mali