Defender of silver, usual contender for gold. Not only because he scares competition from Nikola Jokic, MVP award winner for the last two NBA seasons. The Serbians would have no problem putting together three strong teams, but this is also their difficulty – aces from the NBA and Euroleague play in major tournaments, while other names fight for the qualifying windows for the championships. The traditional axis of the manchaft is missing, which is why the great power watched the Olympics in Tokyo only on television. Also missing is Bogdan Bogdanovič with an operated knee or Miloš Teodosič, to whom the famous coach Pešič refused to guarantee a greater status in the team.
VOJTECH HRUBAN: “The biggest favorite of our group, full of star players. Although they are missing a few of them, Pešič is a coach whom everyone respects and who made so many successes with the Serbian genius that almost no one even counts it. A match that I think everyone is looking forward to. Because if I were to calculate how many tickets I would need for Serbia, it would not be tens, but hundreds.”
Homemade: Auda, Hruban, Balvín, Peterka, Bohačík, Sehnal, Veselý, Jelínek, Krejčí, Kříž, Kyzlink
Guests: Davidovač, Marinković, Kalinic, Lučić, Ristic, Jokić, Nedović, Jagodic-Kuridza, Mičić, Guduric, Jaramaz, Milutinov
Conde (SPA), Baki (TUR), Calatrava (SPA)
O2 Arena, Prague