Basketball: Vukosavljevic forfeits the World Cup

Mom for only a few months, the French winger Valériane Vukosavljevic will be absent during the 2022 World Cup, which will take place in September in Australia. A small blow for the Blue.

Valériane Vukosavljevic has decided. Mother of a little Alani since the end of January 2022, the Frenchwoman has decided to skip the 2022 World Cup “for the well-being of her daughter. » While the French winger had warned the management of the France team that it would be “with (s)a daughter or not. She is far too young for me to part with her,” the ax fell. Thus, the Basket Landes player will not fly to Australia in a few months with the Blues to compete in this international competition, scheduled for September 22 to October 1. The interested party confirmed the news this Wednesday, via a press release. “The Federation had had an attentive ear to Valériane’s wishes, but the timing was probably too tight for all the ad hoc logistics to be put in place and for the optimal conditions to be met “, can we read in particular in the latter, taken up by L’Equipe.

Vukosavljevic is already thinking about Paris 2024

You have to know how to take your time and listen to yourself to achieve your goals and mine is unchanged and can be summed up in 2 words: Paris 2024! “, also explained the native of Bordeaux, who justifies this by” a small break, after a year of rare intensity. Via his social networks, and in particular his Twitter account, Vukosavljevic finally summed up the situation in a few sentences. “After a very intense year, I am taking a short international break, I will not be taking part in the World Cup with the French women’s basketball team. Complicated organization and logistics for a seven-month-old baby by my side, thus recognized the one who has been in all the last campaigns with the Blue ones, in particular during the European Championships 2017, 2019 and 2021 and who obtained the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics last year. Towards a work with the Federation for the future. Objective unchanged, the Paris 2024 Olympic Games! »

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