The Ukrainian national basketball team played a secret match that ended early for an unusual reason

Oleksandr ChekanovSport
Ukraine lost to the Netherlands. Source: FBU

Ukraine's men's national team played its final test match before the Olympic Games pre-qualification. Vitaliy Stepanovskiy's team lost to the Netherlands with a score of 75:76.

It should be noted that the game was completed a minute and a half before the end of regular time. The teams decided to end the match early due to excessive humidity in the gym, which could lead to injuries.

Now our team will take part in the Olympic pre-qualification tournament. Stepanovskiy's team will play on 12-20 August in Istanbul, where its rivals in the group round will be the local Turkish national team, as well as the teams of Iceland and Bulgaria.

The control match. National teams. Men.

Riga, Latvia. Olympic Centre

Ukraine - Netherlands - 75:76 (14:18, 17:19, 22:24, 22:15)

Ukraine : Kovlyar 14 + 8 assists, Voynalovych 10 + 4 rebounds - 3 losses, Kravtsov 8 + 7 rebounds, Krutous 7, Petrov 0 + 3 assists - start, Mishula 19 + 5 rebounds, Zotov 7 + 4 assists, Pustovoy 7, Bobrov 3 + 5 rebounds + 3 assists

As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, in preparation for the first stage of the 2024 Olympic qualifiers, Ukrainian basketball players have already held three sparring matches. The Blue and Yellows first lost to Lithuania, then beat the Swedes and defeated the Israelis.

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