France
FIBA Rank: 10
Group: A
Qualified: Bronze at 2005 EuroBasket
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2006 FIBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
TEAM PAGES
GROUP A GROUP B
Argentina
France
Lebanon
Nigeria
Serbia & Mont.
Venezuela
Angola
Germany
Japan
New Zealand
Panama
Spain
GROUP C GROUP D
Australia
Brazil
Greece
Lithuania
Qatar
Turkey
China
Italy
Puerto Rico
Senegal
Slovenia
USA

Without Parker, Diaw will need to lead the French attack.
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FRANCE TEAM PREVIEW
With the more NBA players than any other team in the 2003 European Championship, France was considered a favorite to take home the gold. But they stumbled along the way, and missed out on an Olympic bid when they lost to Italy in the Bronze Medal game.
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NBA PLAYERS
Boris
Diaw
Mickael
Gelabale
Johan
Petro
Mickael
Pietrus
Ronny
Turiaf

PRELIMINARY ROUND SCHEDULE
August 19: France vs. Argentina
4 p.m. ET, on NBA TV
August 20: France vs. Serbia & Montenegro
6 p.m. ET, on NBA TV
August 21: France vs. Nigeria
August 23: France vs. Lebanon
August 24: France vs. Venezuela
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HISTORY
Medals: None
Best Finish: Fourth in 1954