the Habs playing in Russia and Belarus will no longer be called up to the France team

This decision applies to players, as well as managers.for the duration of the conflict with Ukraine”, explained thea French Basketball Federation on Monday.

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She decided. A few weeks before the start of Eurobasket 2022, the French Basketball Federation (FFBB) clarified its position on the sanctions targeting Russia as a result of the war in Ukraine. In a press release published Monday, August 1, the federal office decided that tricolor players and technicians under contract with a Russian or Belarusian club could not be selected for the France team “during the conflict“.

The FFBB will ask members of the men’s and women’s selections to sign a document certifying that they will not engage with training from these two countries. In the event of an infringement, the person concerned”would then no longer meet the selection criteria for the next international events, including the 2024 Olympic Games“.

Among the internationals affected by this decision to define the pivot Louis Labeyrie, engaged for a few days with the Russian club Unics Kazan, and the winger Livio Jean-Charles who has just signed a contract with CSKA Moscow.

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