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The victory of the team trained by Gregg Popovich evidenced the shortcomings of the team and the losses that it has accumulated throughout the summer have been noticed especially against a Turkey that never threw in the towel.
"We will accept the victory, but anyone could have won", commented the veteran press conference technician once the contest ended. And, this triumph of the United States is the tightest in result in a World Cup since 1990 when they beat Australia 79 to 78.
"The team we played against tonight again showed us experience and the improvements we have to make, in terms of execution. We are not as we want, but we keep trying "said Popovich.
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The US national team must face its problems of fluency and play against Japan in the last match of the first phase. For the second phase, the Americans will play Brazil and the winner of Greece against New Zealand.