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Basketball team USA defeated the French in the 1/4 finals of the world Cup

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TASS, September 11. France’s basketball team beat USA with a score 89:79 in the quarter finals of the world Cup in China.

This tenuispina basketball players defeated the poles and reached the semi-finals of the world Cup

The most productive player in US national team was Donovan Mitchell, who scored 29 points and made six rebounds and four assists. Double-double scored Frenchman Rudy Gobert (21 points + 16 rebounds), also on account of his two assists. Another 18 points in the national team of France scored the former player of CSKA Moscow Nando de Colo. The French team won the first victory in their confrontation with the U.S. team since 1948.

In the semi-finals on 13 September, the French will play against the Argentines, which was stronger than the Serbs (97:87).

Team USA for the 18th time took part in the world Cup (formerly world championship), five times became the winner of the tournament, three times silver medalist and four times bronze. The Americans suffered their first defeat at the world Cup for 13 years, in 2006, team USA lost in the semifinals the team of Greece. Also the Americans for the first time since 2002, missed the semi-finals.

The French team for the eighth time participating in the world Cup, the team became the bronze medalist of the tournament (2014).

The world Cup will end on September 15.

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