The leader Thomas Heurtel will be excluded from the French basketball team “for the next international deadlines, including the 2024 Olympic Games” if he is “brought to play” with the Zénith Saint-Petersburg, with whom he is committed , announced Thursday the French Federation. A radical decision. In a press release posted on social networks, the French Basketball Federation announces that playmaker Thomas Heurtel will be excluded from the French team, including for the 2024 Olympic Games, if he plays with Zénith Saint-Petersburg. , Russian club he joined on Monday. The player had however signed a sworn statement indicating that he would not play in RussiaThomas Heurtel, silver medalist at the Euro which ended on Sunday, had signed at the end of July, like all the players selected for the competition, a sworn statement “indicating that he was not engaged and that he did not plan to sign with a Russian or Belarusian club”. The Federation warned at the beginning of August that French players engaged in Russian or Belarusian clubs would not be “no longer selectable” until the end of the war in Ukraine.>>More information to comeFind this article on Europe1VIDÉO – Basket – Euro – Blues: Fournier: “It’s sport, you have to move forward”
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