Australia vs France FIBA World Cup TV guide: Boomers bronze medal play-off

Posted: 9 September 2019 11:47 am News

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In Australia vs France, the Boomers have a chance to achieve the first medal ever for the men's basketball team at the FIBA Worl Cup.

Australia has lost to Spain in the FIBA World Cup semi-finals. Boo! The Boomers now have a rematch against France, with a Bronze medal on the line. While the Spanish will face Argentina in an unlikely grand final a few hours later.

The Australian Boomers still have a chance o making history. A win in the second Australia vs France match of the FIBA World Cup will win the team a bronze medal. The Boomers have never acheieved a medal before in an international tournament, having falled one match short previously at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The second FIBA World Cup Australia vs France basketball match is scheduled to start at 5.50pm (AEST) on 15 September. We have a detailed guide to watching the FIBA World Cup, but there is a summary at the end of this guide. The long and short of it: grab this 14-day free Kayo Sports trial and tune in with ease. On the same free trial you can watch the Spain vs Argentina final as well, not to mention 50 other sports live.

Both Australia and France had great starts to the tournament, winning all four of their games prior to their initial meeting. France lost that game, but then battled past Team USA only to fall again at the hands of Argentina. Australia would continue on its winning run up to the Spain battle, so will go into the Austalia vs France match as slight favourites.

Still, the French are the 3rd-ranked basketball team on the planet heading into the FIBA World Cup. Australia is ranked back in 11th, so on paper, there is a fair gap between the pair.

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How to watch Australia vs France World Cup game

Make sure you tune in to the game live at 5.50pm on Sunday, 15 September. You can sign up to Kayo Sports for 14 days free here, and as long as you have a phone and a credit card handy, you can be watching all the action in minutes.

Best of all, since the trial lasts 14 days and there are on-demand replays and highlights packages of many other FIBA World Cup games you can view at your leisure.

If you're not familiar with Kayo Sports, you can read our full review here. But in short, it offers over 50 sports live for just $25 a month, and it comes with a host of great viewing features you cannot get through any other service. This includes SplitView, where you can watch up to four basketball World Cup games live on the same screen at the same time!

Boomers World Cup Squad

Player Position Age Height Club
Sobey, Nathan PG 29 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Brisbane Bullets
Gliddon, Cameron SG 30 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Brisbane Bullets
Goulding, Chris SG 30 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Melbourne United
Mills, Patty G 31 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
Bogut, Andrew C 34 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Sydney Kings / Golden State Warriors (NBA)
Ingles, Joe SF 31 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Utah Jazz (USA)
Dellavedova, Matthew PG 28 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
Kay, Nick PF 27 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Perth Wildcats
Baynes, Aron C 32 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Phoenix Suns (NBA)
Barlow, David F 35 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Melbourne United
Landale, Jock PF 23 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Žalgiris Kaunas
Creek, Mitch SF 27 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) South East Melbourne Phoenix

French World Cup Squad

Player Position Age Height Club
Ntilikina, Frank PG 21 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) New York Knicks (NBA)
M'Baye, Amath PF 29 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) Pınar Karşıyaka
Batum, Nicolas SF 30 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Charlotte Hornets (MBA)
Fournier, Evan SG 26 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Orlando Magic (NBA)
de Colo, Nando PG 32 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Fenerbahçe
Poirier, Vincent C 25 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Boston Celtics (NBA)
Albicy, Andrew PG 29 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Zenit Saint Petersburg
Labeyrie, Louis PF 27 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Valencia Basket
Lessort, Mathias C 23 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Bayern Munich
Gobert, Rudy C 27 2.19 m (7 ft 2 in) Utah Jazz (NBA)
Toupane, Axel SF 27 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Unicaja
Lacombe, Paul SG 29 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) AS Monaco

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