France: Mainini Hints At Jardel Departure

Coach Alain Jardel may not be in charge of the French women's team at next year's World Championship in Brazil despite helping them qualify for the competition.

Les Bleues finished fifth at the EuroBasket 2005 in Turkey to confirm their place but the president of the French basketball federation, Yvan Mainini, has hinted the side could be going to South America without their charismatic coach.

France Satisfied With Silver Lining

France proved at the EuroBasket Women 2005 that every cloud does have a silver lining.

An unsuccessful campaign - some might say unfortunate - ended on a high note as Les Bleues comfortably dispatched Latvia 85-62 on Sunday to secure fifth position and qualify for the next year's FIBA World Championship for Women.


NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 4Emilie Gomis SG 1.78 18.10.1983 Ziguinchor (SEN)  
 5Sandra Le Dréan SF 1.87 13.05.1977 Rennes (FRA)  
 6Catherine Melain GF 1.83 19.05.1974 Rennes (FRA)  
 7Edwige Lawson-Wade PG 1.67 14.05.1979 Rennes (FRA)  
 8Emmanuelle Hermouet 1.83 02.04.1979 Poitiers (FRA)  
 9Céline Dumerc PG 1.68 09.07.1982 Tarbes (FRA)  
10Nathalie Lesdema 1.90 17.01.1973 Fort De France (FRA)  
11Sabrina Reghaissia 1.88 16.10.1983 Amiens (FRA)  
12Krissy Bade SF 1.83 31.07.1980 Paris (FRA)  
13Emmeline Ndongue 1.92 25.04.1983 Auxerre (FRA)  
14Elodie Godin 1.92 05.07.1985 Cherbourg (FRA)  
15Nicole Antibe 1.87 11.04.1974 Paris (FRA)  


Head Coach: Alain Jardel

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France Clinch World Championship Place

France salvaged their EuroBasket Women experience with an 85-62 demolition of Latvia on Sunday to finish fifth in the tournament and qualify for the FIBA World Championship for Women 2006.

Alain Jardel's team proved they were among the better sides in Ankara, and possibly the unluckiest of all after finishing second in Group A to the Czech Republic and then being drawn against Russia in the quarter-finals.

France and Latvia Keep World Hopes Alive

France and Latvia kept alive their´hopes of reaching FIBA World Championship 2006 in Brazil by winning important games on Saturday.

The top five sides from Europe qualify for next year's tournament in Brazil and both France and Latvia were knocked out of medal contention on Friday when losing quarter-finals.

Russia Overpower France09.09.2005
France Confident Of Russian Revenge08.09.2005
France Too Strong For Germany07.09.2005
France Blitz Poland06.09.2005
French Are Finding Their Rhythm05.09.2005
France Give Latvia No Chance04.09.2005
France Back In Business With Win Over Greece03.09.2005
Czechs Start Campaign With Win02.09.2005
France: Melain Eyeing European Success01.09.2005
France: Jardel Reveals Final Squad24.08.2005




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08.09.2004vs HUN[W] 62-54 (A)
11.09.2004vs LTU[W] 72-60 (H)
15.09.2004vs ITA[W] 82-47 (H)
18.09.2004vs HUN[W] 68-52 (H)
22.09.2004vs LTU[L] 53-73 (A)
25.09.2004vs ITA[W] 89-55 (A)



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