The Blues beat the undefeated Americans
Logically outsider in this confrontation, France makes a full match to get out of the competition Team USA Greg Popovich. Thanks to the influence ofEvan Fournier (22 points) or a Rudy Gobert (22 points) of a high level, the French formation largely beats the Americans by dominating the first half (45-39). In the second half of the game, the Blues continue this good performance by creating a gap of 10 points. The Americans still come back to score in the 3rd quarter time (76-76), with the help of Donovan Mitchell (29 pts), but are punished by the address of Franck Ntilikina (11 pts) and Nando of Colo (18 pts). In the end, France makes the big blow of this world and promises to conquer other nations.
Towards the world title?
This exploit of the Blues is an event. Indeed, the United States has been in the lead in official competitions since 2006, for example by collecting two world titles consecutively. However, this historic loss deprives the Americans of a third title in a row. Moreover, it had been 33 years since France had beaten them anymore. Soon, the tricolor will be opposed to the Argentineans in the semifinals. Despite an opponent deemed fierce and robust, France is now able to defeat anyone to glean a first global star.
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