Women Basketball players of Serbia have received their opponents on the Olympic Games in Rio, after the draw held in FIBA headquarters in Switzerland.

The European Champions will paly in very difficult group B against USA, Canada, Senegal and other two teams from qualifications, while group A consists of Australia, Brazil, Japan and three teams from qualifications.
Head Coach of Serbia Marina Maljkovic said that it is well known that USA and Canada teams are strong.

– Olympic Games in women basketball are the strongest possible competition. At first sight it is clear that group B is stronger than group A. It is needless to waist words on American players, considering the quality they possess and fact that they will defend the title. The half of the Canadian national team play in France and I know them very well. The winner of the American championship is in question , no matter that USA did not participate, this does not decrease their result, since women basketball players from Brazil, Argentina and Cuba played on the championship in Mexico- said Ms . Maljkovic.

This summer, Mis. Maljkovic will get to know better the team of Senegal, Champion of Africa.

– The only unfamiliar team is Senegal, the team that, that is coming to Serbia for preparations in summer, as I have arranged with their team captain Mama Mary Sy, whom I have trained in Lion – said Ms. Maljkovic.

Marina says that she hopes her team will preserve recognizable approach to the game.

– It will not be easy at all , but if we play in the domain of real and if we manage to overcome ourselves in a situation when we , as European champion, are target for all, I will be more than satisfied. Anyway, we have big challenges ahead us and we have to be ready- said Ms. Maljkovic.

The other two opponents in the group on the Olympic games in Rio will be known after qualification tournament that is to be held in Nantes from June 13. till June 19th.