Iran vs France Tokyo 2020 Olympics Men’s Basketball
Team France will try to vigorously end the preliminary round against Team Iran on Saturday in Tokyo. France has nothing to prove in this final showdown. They move on to the next round, regardless of what happens against Iran. France could bench their starters and let their substitutes play and likely emerge from the game with a win anyway.
It is inadvisable to take a team lightly, but it won’t take France much effort to win here. The Iranians were the worst team in this men’s Olympic basketball tournament. They are just trying to return home with a victory out of pride. A massive surprise against France would be enough to make you feel like a winner.
Iran looked good in their first game, losing 84:78 to the Czech Republic. Well, at least the bottom line seemed more respectable. This was a case where the Czech team stopped playing in the final quarter. They had a convincing advantage of 21 points before the fourth frame. However, the Czech Republic shut things down and almost ruined the game. Iran ousted the Czech in the fourth game with 32:17. This is one case where your opponent gets lazy and believes they are in the pocket.
Iran held their own against the mighty USA team in the first 2 minutes of this showdown. People thought, oh, oh, America can’t fight Iran, can it? In the end, they pulled the Iranians out of the water with an end result of 120-66. It was nowhere near the end. That’s what happens when a team takes Iran seriously for an entire game. How seriously will France take Iran? For the French, this is nothing more than a list. Below you will find our free selection of Iran vs. France for July 30th, 2021.