France Knocks US Out of Basketball World Cup
France handed the Americans their first major loss at an international tournament in 13 years — and snapped their 58-game winning streak — defeating them 89-79 in Wednesday’s FIBA World Cup quarterfinals. French center Rudy Gobert, who plays for the NBA’s Utah Jazz, led his squad to a victory he called “unbelievable,” adding that the upset won’t mean much unless France wins the whole tournament.
Who else is in the final four? France will play a formidable Argentinian team on Friday in one semifinal, while Australia meets Spain in the other.
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