French Great "Le Roi" Retires

France captain and Pamesa Valencia player Antoine Rigaudeau has decided to call it quits.

Rigaudeau came out of international retirement to help the French team capture the bronze medal at EuroBasket 2005, which they accomplished on Sunday by beating Spain in Belgrade.

Bergeaud Aiming To Keep Team Spirit

France coach Claude Bergeaud fears it will be difficult to recreate the team spirit engendered by his side during the recent EuroBasket 2005.

Les Bleus recovered from an indifferent start to the competition, which saw them lose to Greece and Slovenia in the group stage, to oust host nation Serbia & Montenegro and defending champions Lithuania.


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France Win Bronze Medal

After 46 years, the French basketball team can finally return home from a EuroBasket with some hardware.

Tony Parker was magnificent with  25 points and five assists, Mickael Pietrus added 23 and France crushed Spain 98-63 to win bronze at the 2005 EuroBasket and bring home the country's first medal in the competition since 1959.

France Overwhelm Still Tired Spain In Bronze Medal Game

France and Spain both wanted to put last night's semi-final heartbreaks behind them to at least salvage a bronze medal.

But it seemed only France was able to get over the defeat of the previous night as they thrashed Spain 98-68 to earn their first medal in the European Championships since 1959.

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France And Spain To Do Battle For Bronze Medal25.09.2005
Greece Wins Thriller on Diamantidis Three-Pointer in Final Seconds24.09.2005
Relentless Greece steal game from France in closing seconds24.09.2005
Preview Greece vs. France24.09.2005
France Advance To Semi-final With Dominant Defensive Performance22.09.2005
France Stay Grounded After Beating Defending Champions22.09.2005
Rigaudeau may be key for France22.09.2005
Lithuania And France Look For More In Quarter-final Match-up22.09.2005
France Coach - We Have Not Achieved Anything Yet21.09.2005





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