Ivory Coast announced its World Cup preparations list and admitted that the first battle against China was too difficult!

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 Ivory Coast announced its World Cup preparations list and admitted that the first battle against China was too difficult!


Ivory Coast won 7-5 in the African qualifying for the mens basketball World Cup and finally got the ticket to the World Cup. This is the first time that African Elephant has returned to the World Cup since 2010.

In addition to 13 former World Cup qualifiers, Ivorian Coach Paul Bovia has recruited a number of new faces to the training roster, including Nisley Zozoa and Dean Thompson, who played at the University of Nevada.

It is reported that the Ivorian Mens Basketball Team will officially open a training camp for the World Cup on July 11, and their training camp will be located in Orlando, Florida, USA, and will have a series of warm-up matches with China, Spain, Italy, the Philippines and other teams.

This is a perfect preparation plan, because we hope that when the team comes to China for the basketball World Cup, Ivorian men, women and children will be proud of us. Said Soleman Diabate, 31.

Our first match in the mens basketball World Cup will be against the host country, China. It will be very difficult. I am sure there will be plenty of seats in the stadium, but we are not afraid because we have nothing to lose. We will seize the opportunity to play against the host country. It will be the most difficult game for us to play against China and hopefully we can make some improvements against Poland and Venezuela in the future. Soleman-Diabate added.

In order to qualify for the group, Ivory Coast must win the first two teams in Group A in Beijing. If they can do this, they will enter Group I in the next stage and move to Foshan, Guangdong Province. This group also includes the first two teams in Group B. At present, the four teams in Group B are Nigeria, Russia, South Korea and Argentina. Soleman Diabate said: We have retained most of the players who participated in the World Cup qualifiers. Coach Paul Bovia has helped us a lot. I am sure that the young players in the team will bring fresh feeling to the team and will do their best for the team with us. Im very excited about my second World Cup trip and Im looking forward to my teammates. I believe we can make some surprises in this World Cup. Soleman Diabate was full of confidence. Source: Netease Sports Author: Muzi Responsible Editor: Zhao Huanyu_NBJ10043

In order to qualify for the group, Ivory Coast must win the first two teams in Group A in Beijing. If they can do this, they will enter Group I in the next stage and move to Foshan, Guangdong Province. This group also includes the first two teams in Group B. At present, the four teams in Group B are Nigeria, Russia, South Korea and Argentina.

Soleman Diabate said: We have retained most of the players who participated in the World Cup qualifiers. Coach Paul Bovia has helped us a lot. I am sure that the young players in the team will bring fresh feeling to the team and will do their best for the team with us.

Im very excited about my second World Cup trip and Im looking forward to my teammates. I believe we can make some surprises in this World Cup. Soleman Diabate was full of confidence.