Highlights and Best Moments: France 97 - 77 Czech Republic in Tokyo 2020 
France win against Team USA / Image : FIBA


9:53 AM2 years ago

Thank you

Thank you very much to all Vavel readers for following this exciting live match between France and Czech Republic at Tokyo 2020. Best regards and see you next time here on VAVEL.com, as reported by Alejandro Ibáñez Guerrero.
9:50 AM2 years ago

Players of the match

Fenerbahçe's French point guard Nando De Colo had the game of the night alongside Evan Fournier.

De Colo finished the game with 17 points and 8 assists, while Fournier had another 20+ point game.

9:42 AM2 years ago

End of the game (97-77)

The match between France and Czech Republic ends at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo. France proved again that the victory over Team USA was not a fluke and they are looking for another medal this year.
9:36 AM2 years ago

Q4 1:30

Tomas Satoransky is fouled at the 3 line but the Chicago Bulls player misses the 3 free throws.
9:30 AM2 years ago

Q4 3:10

One more basket for the former Euroleague MVP Jan Vesely. He is having a great game despite the result.
9:25 AM2 years ago

Q4 5:30

Real Madrid's players Poirier and Heurtel are connecting in an incredible way during this last quarter. 6 of the 7 assists the point guard has been provided to the French center.
9:19 AM2 years ago

Q4 7:40

France continues to be unforgiving and thanks to a very dominant Vincent Poirier with 8 very quick points establishes a new lead of 25 points.
9:15 AM2 years ago

End of third quarter (77-56)

Very dominant during this quarter the whole French team, led by a gigantic Nando de Colo who was in charge of the creation and scoring during this quarter.

A 21-point lead to start the last quarter with more pause.

9:12 AM2 years ago

Q3 0:40

Alley-oop completed between Vincent Poirier and Thomas Heurtel to end this dominant fourth quarter for the French team. France-Real Madrid connection.
9:08 AM2 years ago

Q3 3:00

High-floater by Tomas Satoransky to continue closing the gap.
9:05 AM2 years ago

Q3 3:55

Nando de Colo is playing a fantastic game and already has 15 points and 8 assists. The French team is doing everything on offense.
9:02 AM2 years ago

Q3 5:20

Great collective play by the Czechs that ends with Jan Vesely's dunk. He has 8 points in this quarter.
8:58 AM2 years ago

Q3 8:53

Nando De Colo's triple from the corner gets his third triple without a miss after a good block by Balvin on Fournier.
8:55 AM2 years ago

Second half begins at Saitama Super Arena

The Czech national team will have to make changes in the approach to the match in order to upset the reigning bronze medalists of the last FIBA World Cup 2019.
8:45 AM2 years ago

End of the first half (51-40)

Very good first quarter of the Czechs who were unstoppable in the outside shooting but however in the second quarter a great Evan Fournier and Nando de Colo managed to establish a lead of 11 points at halftime for Vincent Collet's team.

Mention must be made to Czech center Ondrej Balvin with 14 points and 5 rebounds and his teammate Tomas Satoransky with 8 points and 4 assists.

8:39 AM2 years ago

Q2 1:25

Nando de Colo scores back-to-back three-pointers and a steal to score 8 quick points for the French team.
8:33 AM2 years ago

Q2 3:20

France during this second quarter heading much more to the free throw line. Evan Fournier makes one of his two free throws.
8:32 AM2 years ago

Q2 4:35

Another great dunk by Nicolas Batum after a nice 2+1 play by Ondrej Balvin earlier.
8:27 AM2 years ago

Q2 6:11

Great plays by Thomas Heurtel and Nando de Colo who score two consecutive three-pointers. France takes the lead again.
8:22 AM2 years ago

Q2 8:15

The Czech coach calls a timeout after a wild dunk by Moustapha Fall. The basket trembled.
8:20 AM2 years ago

Q2 9:10

The first basket of the second quarter comes on a three-pointer from the corner by Brooklyn Nets forward Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot.
8:18 AM2 years ago

End of first quarter (28-22)

At the end of this first quarter of the game, the Czech Republic has made an amazing 7/8 three-pointers to take a 6-point lead over France.

Great first quarter by Evan Fournier with 12 points.

8:15 AM2 years ago

Q1 1:10

Third consecutive three-pointer by the Czech Republic team to take the momentary lead.
8:11 AM2 years ago

Q1 3:42

Evan Fournier completes a 2+1 to give the French the lead. Good first quarter from the Boston Celtics guard.
8:08 AM2 years ago

Q1 5:16

Tomas Satoransky returns to score from the 3 line, being present in the first 10 points of the Czech team. He has 6 points and 2 assists.
8:05 AM2 years ago

Q1 7:10

Powerful dunk by Nicolas Batum above the czech deffense.
8:04 AM2 years ago

Q1 8:50

The game started with a great Tomas Satoransky who gave a beautiful assist to Jan Vesely and a triple for the Czechs.
8:01 AM2 years ago

Rudy Gobert wins the opening jump

Possession for the French team.
8:00 AM2 years ago

Match line-ups

France - Nicolas Batum, Guerschon Yabusele, Evan Fournier, Nando de Colo and Rudy Gobert.

Czech Republic - Tomas Satoransky, Blake Schilb, Ondrej Balvin, Jaromir Bohacik and Jan Vesely.

7:55 AM2 years ago

The national anthems begin to play.

The match is about to kick off and in a few moments we will be able to share with you the lineups of both teams. All the latest news from Tokyo's Saitama Super Arena here on VAVEL.com.



7:38 AM2 years ago

The French national team is already on the field

The players coached by Vincent Collet are already warming up and look very focused on the match ahead. They will be looking to secure their qualification for the next round.



7:31 AM2 years ago

After the Team USA victory early this morning

France is forced to win in order to take the pressure off and qualify as top of the group, but the Czech Republic will be looking for a surprise against the French and achieve their second victory in these Olympic Games.
7:25 AM2 years ago

Welcome to the live coverage of the France vs Czech Republic match.

The game will start in less than an hour and will be the second game of group A. Early this morning the other match of the group took place in which the United States crushed Iran with a resounding 120 - 66 to Iran.
6:19 PM2 years ago

Follow the live coverage of the match between France and Czech Republic.

Just before the game, we will share with you the starting lineups for France vs Czech Republic live in the men's basketball group stage of the 2020 Olympic Games, as well as the latest information from the Saitama Super Arena. Don't miss any details of the game with VAVEL's up-to-the-minute live online coverage. The French team will be looking to secure their place in the next round with another win, as will their opponents, who won their previous match against Iran.
6:14 PM2 years ago

Where and how to watch France vs Czech Republic online and live Olympic Games 2020

The match will start at 8:00 a.m. ET / 15 p.m PT and will be broadcasted on EuroSport.

But if you prefer to follow the match online, VAVEL.com will be your best option.


6:09 PM2 years ago

Czech Republic's great hope

Chicago Bulls' point guard Tomas Satoransky is undoubtedly the most talented player of the Czech team and the one who always makes the difference. In the last game against Iran he was key to the victory thanks to his 6 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals.
Tomas Satoransky dunks / Photo : FIBA
Tomas Satoransky dunks / Photo : FIBA
6:04 PM2 years ago

France's player of the moment

Evan Fournier showed in the last game against the United States the high level he always displays with the French national team, scoring 28 points on 11 of 22 shots from the field.
Evan Fournier during the last World Cup / Photo : FIBA
5:59 PM2 years ago

Call-up list of Czech Republic

Tomas Satoransky, Tomas Vyoral, Jakub Sirina, Ondrej Sehnal, David Jelinek, Lukas Palyza, Jaromir Bohacik, Blake Schilb, Jan Vesely, Martin Peterka, Ondrej Balvin and Patrick Auda are the 12 players selected by Ronen Ginzburg for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
5:54 PM2 years ago

France's call-up list

Andrew Albicy, Frank Ntilikina, Thomas Heurtel, Nando de Colo, Evan Fournier, Nicolas Batum, Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot, Petr Cornelie, Guerschon Yabusele, Rudy Gobert, Vincent Poirier and Moustapha Fall are the 12 chosen by French coach Vincent Collet.
5:49 PM2 years ago

Precedents of the match

The last match played between the two teams was during the European qualifiers for the 2019 World Cup, where the French were far superior to the Czechs and won two consecutive victories.
5:44 PM2 years ago

Very important match for both teams

Both France and the Czech Republic got their first victory in these Olympic Games against the USA and Iran respectively and a new victory would mean a practically undeniable qualification for the next round.
5:39 PM2 years ago

Where will the game be played?

The match will be played at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, where the USA - Iran, the other match in Group A, will also be played.
5:34 PM2 years ago

Welcome to the live coverage of the match between France and Czech Republic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games here on VAVEL.com.

Good afternoon everyone, my name is Alejandro Ibáñez Guerrero and I will be in charge of commenting today's second group A match. France vs. Czech Republic.