News ID: 258584
Published: 0633 GMT September 12, 2019

2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup: France 89-79 US

2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup: France 89-79 US

France have upset back-to-back defending champions, the US, 89-to-79, in the quarterfinals of the 2019 FIBA basketball World Cup, which is currently underway in China.

It was a close contest, with both teams bagging 18-points at the end of the opening quarter, Presstv Reported.

The Frenchmen, dominated the 2nd quarter to take a 45-39 advantage at the intermission. The Americans however, stormed back in the 3rd, and won the quarter by 3 points, before France managed to control the final quarter, to impose America’s 1st defeat after 13 years at the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

With the victory, France set up a semifinal clash against Argentina, who defeated Poland earlier at the tournament.



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