Normally, the Belgian Lions had arrived in Belgium again on Tuesday after an internship in Tokyo/Okinawa in Japan. However, due to the good results and three wins in a row against Finland, Japan and Hungary, Japan asked for an extra practice match. Japan, as the host country directly qualified for the Olympic Games, saw a friendly match against Serbia fall into the water.
“We were happy to go into the extra practice match. We have meanwhile arrived in Tokyo and are staying near the Saitama Sports Arena where the Olympic basketball tournament takes place. Friday (7 pm local time) we will play against Japan and then the selection will leave for Belgium again,” said high performance manager Jacques Stas.