The Spanish team was proclaimed champion of Europe after winning the grand final of the Eurobasket to France. This triumph means the fourth continental title for Sergio Scariolo’s team that thanks to the performance of Juancho Hernangómez, who was the leader of spainmade a great match in the decisive match.
spainwho is also the current world champion, also has six silvers and four bronzes in the Eurobasketfor a total of 14 continental podiums, numbers only surpassed by Russia (formerly the USSR) with 25 and Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia) with 19.
spainwith many absences, the last being that of the injured Sergio Llull, has given the surprise in this championship when this time it was not among the favorites. The union of the group allowed the team of scario grow in adversity to pass as first in the group and then eliminate Lithuania, Finland and Germany.
For its part, France was once again wanting revenge against its black beast, a Spain that has won it in the Eurobasket of 2009, 2011 and 2015 and also in the Olympic Games of 2012 and 2016.
Thus, the record of the Eurobasket will continue to be led by the USSR with 14 titles, followed by Yugoslavia with 8 wounds to their credit. Spain already has four and surpasses Lithuania, which continues with three. Behind are Italy and Greece with two, while Germany, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, Slovenia, France, Greece, Hungary, Latvia and Russia are left with only one victory.