The captain of the national team of Russia on basketball Vitaly Fridzon will soon be in order, status of Mikhail Kulagin and Joel Bolomba not yet been determined, said the chief coach of the national team Sergey Bazarevich.
Russian national team on 17 and 18 August conducted test matches in Espoo, which lost to the Lithuanians (72:88), and defeated the Finns (81:67). Both games missed center Joel Bolombi and the defender Mikhail Kulagin. The second match because of illness missed the team captain Vitaly Fridzon.
“The status of Misha Kulagin and Joel Bolomba will evaluate in the near future. Vitaly Fridzon Sunday had a chance to rest after an illness. I think he’ll be fine. Many guys here have some kind of virus “has pregoal”: before departure to Finland, there were problems in Evgenia Valieva, Andrey Vorontsevich”, – quotes the words of Bazarevich official website of the Russian basketball Federation.
The world Cup will be held in China from 31 August to 15 September. Team Russia in the group stage will play with teams of Argentina, Nigeria and South Korea. In China, the team of Sergey Bazarevich will fly out on 23 August and before the start of the world Cup will take part in another tournament in Ningbo, where on 26 and 28 August will play against Argentina and Spain.
Earlier it became known that the world Cup due to injuries will miss defenders Alexey Shved, Dmitri Khvostov Dmitry Kulagin and Ivan Ukhov, center Timofey Mozgov and Artem Klimenko.