Shortly before the European Championships, Sweden lost its top three big players, due to injuries and illness in covid-19.

WNBA profile Amanda Zahui (196 cm), Regan Magarity (1.90) and Louice Halvarsson (191 cm).

So now you have to bet all the gunpowder on a lightning fast and guard-oriented game, where you want to shift focus from the physical battle under the baskets.

"Add another gear"

- When we found out that all three would be missing, Marco called and said that "we will play fast".

If we have played fast before, we will really put in a gear for now, says Elin Eldebrink.

- It is obviously a big break for the team, that's it, says sister Frida Eldebrink.

Shortest team in the group

Sweden has the shortest team in Group A, while Slovakia and Spain each have five players over 190 centimeters.

- I feel that my players are happy with this style of play, and they know we have to play like that, says national team captain Marco Crespi.

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