Dennis Schroder
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Germany national team will not have its best player available for the Olympics Qualifiers, which will take place in Split, Croatia, as Dennis Schroder won’t join the team for the tournament.

The Lakers’ superstar was not guaranteed the necessary insurance coverage for the tournament. The insurance fee was significantly higher than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Germany will face Russia and Mexico in Group A of the Split tournament. Two teams will advance from the group to the semifinals and the winner of the tournament will get the ticket to the Olympics.

“I very much regret that the team in Split has to do without me and that I cannot support them. I am convinced that the boys will still make it to the Olympics, and I am already looking forward to EuroBasket 2022 in Germany, ” Schroder said.