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FIBA Women’s EuroBasket 2019 Finals Preview: France and Spain face off for gold medal

In the final, Bria Hartley and Astou Ndour try to earn a gold medal before returning to the WNBA this summer. Great Britain will play Serbia for the bronze medal.

Women’s EURO Basketball Championship - Quarter-Final
Bria Hartley and the France women’s national basketball team are looking to win the Women’s EuroBasket gold medal.
Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images

The FIBA Women’s EuroBasket finals and consolation games are on Sunday, July 7. Though the six European teams taking part in the Olympic qualifying tournament have been decided in previous rounds, there are still medals to hand out.

Let’s review the results from the semifinals and qualifier games and preview today’s final matchups!

Who won the semifinals and Olympic qualifiers?

  • Belgium defeated Hungary 72-56 for an Olympic qualifying tournament berth
  • Sweden defeated Russia 57-52 for an Olympic qualifying tournament berth
  • France defeated Great Britain 63-56 in the first semifinal
  • Spain defeated Serbia 71-66 in the second semifinal

How can I watch the games?

All games can be streamed on WatchESPN. If you have cable/satellite TV or an OTT (over-the-top) provider like Roku, you can watch online with a $4.99/month ESPN+ subscription. LiveBasketball.TV also offers a paid subscription.

Game information

Bronze Medal: Serbia vs. Great Britain

When: Sunday, July 7, at 11:30 a.m. ET

Where: Belgrade, Serbia

Notable WNBA players: Great Britain has Temi Fagbenle (Lynx).

Keys to the matchup: The British look to earn their first medal in Women’s EuroBasket. For the Serbians, they will look to bounce back to form after a poor performance in 2017.

Gold Medal: Spain vs. France

When: Sunday, July 7, at 2:30 p.m. ET

Where: Belgrade, Serbia

Notable WNBA players: Spain has Astou Ndour (Sky). France has Bria Hartley (Liberty) and Marine Johannès (Liberty).

Keys to the matchup: The Spanish will look to repeat as European champions and get their fourth gold medal. The French have been runners-up in each of the last three EuroBasket tournaments and have their best chance this year since Alba Torrens won’t be playing for Spain.