Highlights and Best Moments: Spain 64 - 67 France in Tokyo 2020


9:59 AM2 months ago

Thank You

Thank you very much to all Vavel readers for following this exciting live match between Spain and France where unfortunately the Spanish team has had to say goodbye to Tokyo 2020. Best regards and see you next time.
9:57 AM2 months ago

The main protagonist

Thanks to the 18 points of Marinne Johannes, France managed to break the scoreboard with very favorable partials and left Spain with hardly any options throughout the game.

In Spain the best of the game was again Astou Ndour (16pts-11reb) and also mention Maite Cazorla who appeared when she was most needed in the last quarter with 12 points.

9:47 AM2 months ago

End of the game (64-67)

The game ends and France manages to win the game and qualify for the semifinals of these Olympic Games to play against Japan.
9:45 AM2 months ago

4Q 0:03

64-67 for France, they will play to steal the ball without a foul and score the three-pointer.
9:44 AM2 months ago

4Q 0:08

Maite Cazorla misses the ball and Gabby Williams goes to the free throw line again.
9:42 AM2 months ago

4Q 0:10

Última jugada para España y buscar el empate.
9:40 AM2 months ago

4Q 0:18

Maite Cazorla's layup and free throws for France.
9:39 AM2 months ago

4Q 0:30

Very important shot on the move for Marinne Johannes to put France 3 up.
9:36 AM2 months ago

4Q 1:00

Very good defense by the French team and forces the loss of Astou Ndour.
9:34 AM2 months ago

4Q 2:15

Queralt Casas basket from 45 degrees being defended by Endene Miyem.
9:31 AM2 months ago

4Q 3:05

Two free throws scored by Endene Miyem to make it 60-61 for France.
9:29 AM2 months ago

4Q 5:00

Spain comes back and regains the lead with another triple by Maite Cazorla and a layup by Astou Ndour under the hoop.
9:25 AM2 months ago

4Q 7:30

Nice layup by Gabby Williams against Astou Ndour.
9:23 AM2 months ago

4Q 8:15

Spain gets back into the game with two big baskets by Spanish perimeter player Maite Cazorla.
9:21 AM2 months ago

4Q 9:00

Maite Cazorla's triple brings the game within 4 points.
9:19 AM2 months ago

End of third quarter (48-55)

One more quarter in which this time France forgave much more than in the previous ones but Spain has not been able to react and the score remains in favor of France. Tough final 10 minutes for Spain.
9:17 AM2 months ago

3Q 0:20

Last possession of the quarter that ends with one more missed shot by Maite Cazorla.
9:15 AM2 months ago

3Q 1:25

Good defenses now of Spain that causes the turnover number 16 for France. Even so France is still 9 up.
9:09 AM2 months ago

3Q 4:00

Silvia Domínguez breaks the Spanish drought from the 3 point line.
9:06 AM2 months ago

3Q 6:15

Marinne Johannes continues to be France's top player and scores 5 quick points. She starts the second half with 8 points.
9:01 AM2 months ago

3Q 7:50

Watch out for Sandrine Gruda because she could be ejected from the game after two very hard fouls to Astou Ndour and Laia Palau.
9:00 AM2 months ago

3Q 8:00

Cristina Ouviña scores both free throws. 6 up France.
8:57 AM2 months ago

3Q 9:40

The second half begins with two consecutive Sandrine Gruda baskets.
8:44 AM2 months ago

End of second quarter (30-36)

Spain manages to save with the end of this quarter a bad start from the scoring and France keeps the advantage in the scoreboard 30-36. Highlight Astou Ndour with 12 points and 6 rebounds and Marinne Johannes with 11 points.
8:41 AM2 months ago

2Q 0:20

Last possession for France but it ends with a great defense by Laia Palau.
8:38 AM2 months ago

2Q 1:45

Spain gets back into the game with 8 consecutive points from Astou Ndour.
8:33 AM2 months ago

2Q 3:35

Astou Ndour with the block and basket to cut the score to 10 points.
8:31 AM2 months ago

2Q 4:30

Miyem picks up the offensive rebound and continues to increase the distance in the game.
8:28 AM2 months ago

2Q 5:40

Maite Cazorla comes off after an unintentional ankle injury to Johannes, trouble for Spain.
8:27 AM2 months ago

1Q 6:45

Johannes puts in the layup in transition and France is up 12.
8:21 AM2 months ago

2Q 8:25

Once again, Marinne Johannes makes another two-point basket and scores her ninth point of the game.
8:20 AM2 months ago

2Q 9:30

Offensive rebound by Astou Ndour for her second basket of the day.
8:18 AM2 months ago

End of first quarter (16-21)

A start of the game in which Spain started very successful but fell apart at the end of the second quarter. France is placed 5 up with a very good quarter of Marinne Johannes and Gabby Williams.
8:16 AM2 months ago

1Q 0:40

Marinne Johannes with 7 consecutive points for France. They go 5 up.
8:13 AM2 months ago

1Q 2:10

Duchet with the free mid-range shot scores with ease.
8:11 AM2 months ago

1Q 3:25

Alba Torrens responds to Gabby Williams' three-pointer with her second three-pointer and gives back the lead to Spain.
8:10 AM2 months ago

1Q 5:20

Two consecutive big three-pointers by Gabby Williams tied the score.
8:06 AM2 months ago

1Q 6:40

Back steal by Cristina Ouviña for Silvia Domínguez's basket. Advantage of 5 for Spain.
8:04 AM2 months ago

1Q 7:30

Alba Torrens' step-back triple gives the Spanish team the lead.
8:02 AM2 months ago

1Q 10:00

The quarterfinals begin between France and Spain, first possession for Astou Ndour's basket.
8:00 AM2 months ago

Match line-ups

Spain team: Cristina Ouvina, Silvia Dominguez, Alba Torrens, Laura Gil and Astou Ndour.

France: Enden Miyem, Sandrine Gruda, Sarah Michel, Gabby Williams and Alix Duchet.

7:57 AM2 months ago

All ready to start

Both teams are ready to start the match, the national anthems are already playing.


7:37 AM2 months ago

The French team is now ready

The warm-ups of the French team that will be looking for the long-awaited semifinal are over.


7:20 AM2 months ago

The other semifinal

On the other side of the bracket, the semifinal between the United States and Serbia, two of the toughest teams in the world, will be played.
7:18 AM2 months ago

The great surprise of the championship

Belgium has been eliminated by the hosts in the quarterfinals and will play for a place in the medals against Spain or France. Despite the great game of Emma Meesseman (25 pts, 11 reb and +38 valuation), the Japanese team gave the surprise and managed to win.
7:11 AM2 months ago

We begin with the coverage of the match

This will be the last game of these quarterfinals and this match will determine Japan's opponent in the semifinals of these Olympic Games.
10:42 PM2 months ago

Follow live coverage of the match between Spain and France.

Just before the game starts, we will share with you the Spain vs France starting lineups live in the women's basketball group stage of the 2020 Olympic Games, as well as the latest information from the Saitama Super Arena. Don't miss any detail of the match with VAVEL's live online minute-by-minute coverage.
10:37 PM2 months ago

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

The match will kick off at 8 a.m ET and can be enjoyed live on EuroSport. However, the best way to follow this exciting match online is through VAVEL.com.
10:32 PM2 months ago

The great threat from France

Sandrine Gruda is emerging as the main asset in the French national team's offense and leads the French in points and rebounds (15 points - 8 rebounds). She will have a direct duel with Spain's best player during these games so it will be an exciting game to watch.
Sandrine Grude / Source : FIBA
Sandrine Grude / Source : FIBA
10:27 PM2 months ago

The most dominant player

She is the center of Reyer Venice, Astou Ndour. The Spaniard is consolidating herself as one of the best inside players at international level and averages in these Olympic Games 22,7 points - 10 rebounds - 2,7 blocks and has not yet lost in this championship.
Astou Ndour / Source : FIBA
Astou Ndour / Source : FIBA
10:22 PM2 months ago

France's call-up list

Maurine Fauthoux, Endene Miyem, Alexia Chartereau, Sandrine Gruda, Helena Ciak, Sarah Michel, Valeriane Vukosavljevic, Iliana Rupert, Gabby Williams, Marine Johannes, Alix Duchet and Diandra Tchatchouang are the 12 chosen by Valerie Garnier.
10:17 PM2 months ago

Spain's call-up list

Cristina Ouvina, Silvia Domínguez, Alba Torrens, Laia Palau, Leonor Rodríguez, Maite Cazorla, Tamara Abalde, Raquel Carrera, Queralt Casas, Laura Gil and Astou Ndour have been chosen to represent La Familia in Tokyo 2020.
10:12 PM2 months ago

Next Round

The team that wins and advances to the next round will face either the hosts Japan or the unstoppable Belgians.
10:07 PM2 months ago

Background of the match

This clash between Spain and France is one of the most repeated for both in official matches, with 33 wins for the Spanish and 33 for the French, so today's match will be the tiebreaker between them. It will be the first time they meet in the Olympic Games.
10:02 PM2 months ago

Where will the game be played?

The game will be played at the main venue for basketball at these 2020 Olympic Games: the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo.
9:57 PM2 months ago

Welcome to the live coverage of the match between Spain and France 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 the match between Spain and France today.