Basketball players continue to prepare for EC without Vyoral and Karnik

“It was agreed in advance with both of them. Of course, if something happens, they will continue to be counted, but fortunately everyone is healthy,” said assistant coach Luboš Bartoň. Pivot Karnik will move to Geneva, where he will operate after completing Boston College. Unlike him, quarterback Vyoral never even played in Pardubice.

Oklahoma quarterback Vít Krejčí is not missing in practice today, having missed Sunday’s game in Pardubice against Croatia (95:83) due to a minor muscle injury. Pivot Ondřej Balvín, who was at his mother’s wedding, also did not play in the second match of the tournament.

Czech basketball players, after a week of training in Mariánské Lázně and another in Poděbrady, played two preparatory duels in Pardubice with Bulgaria (93:60) and Croatia. On Thursday, they will head to Hamburg by train, where a day later they will enter the tournament against home country Germany at 20:30. On Sunday, they will play from 16:00 for 3rd place, or from 18:30 in the final with one of the pair Italy – Serbia.

“It will definitely be a better tournament only because the Bulgarians come without their three most important players. Germany, Italy and Serbia are among the top eight teams in Europe. It will be interesting because we have Serbia in the Eurobasket group, so we will see who will reveal,” Bartoň pointed out.

“I wonder about us, how we will take these matches, because they are still not the qualifiers, but on the other hand, we want to be in some form, which we showed in the last match against the Croatians. , ” added Bartoň.

After arriving in Prague on Sunday, Ginzburg’s team will fly to Paris on Monday, where they will face France in a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday, August 24. Three days later, the basketball players will meet Hungary in Chomutov.

The Czechs enter the European Championship on September 2 at the O2 Arena with a match against Poland. They will also face Serbia (September 3), Netherlands (September 5), Finland (September 6) and Israel (September 8) in the main group.

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