EuroBasket 1949 Final: Egypt takes advantage of the strangeness of being local in a European

por Roberto Anidos publicado en 1949 Decade 40 Egypt EuroBasket France

In 1949, the EuroBasket was held in Egypt, and the locals took advantage of the occasion to hold a perfect competition and win Gold. It was the first and only time that an African team had won a European Championship

In a EuroBasket without the Soviet Union, without Yugoslavia, … it was a competition that allowed other teams to opt for medals. In the end Egypt finished unbeaten (6-0) and the Gold went to them, France (5-1) silver, and Greece (4-2) bronze.

There was no final in the form of a group, but Gold was decided when Egypt and France met, with the former winning (57-36) in a match that never had much excitement.

Egypt 57
*Saleh – 16p
*Hafez Ismail – 13p
*Catafogo – 12p
*Montasser – 10p
*Tadros – 4p
El-Kheir – 2p
El-Dine – 0p
Saki – 0p
Abouaouf – 0p
Abas – 0p
El-Rashidi – 0p
Youssef – 0p
Soliman – 0p
Batanouni – 0p

France 36
*Buffiere – 9p
*Perniceni – 6p
*Swidzinski – 4p
*Salignon – 4p
*Devoti – 4p
Guillou – 4p
Desaymonnet – 2p
Chocat – 2p
Dessemme – 1p
Busnel – 0p
Vacheresse – 0p
Favory – 0p