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China: Argentina beat France to reach FIBA World Cup final

China, Beijing
September 14, 2019 at 13:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

Argentina defeated France at the semi-final stage of the FIBA World Cup, Friday, paving the way for a showdown against Spain in the basketball tournament's showpiece match on Sunday. Argentina triumphed 80-66 while Australia went down 95-88 to Spain in double overtime.

"It was a tremendous game for us. Our technical team planned it perfectly and we understood what we needed to do and we implemented it really well," said Argentine basketballer Facundo Campazzo.

French player Rudy Gobert paid credit to his opponents, saying: "they played really well, they managed to block everything we tried, and we fell into the trap of playing one on one or one on three. Unfortunately, they punished us."

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Argentina defeated France at the semi-final stage of the FIBA World Cup, Friday, paving the way for a showdown against Spain in the basketball tournament's showpiece match on Sunday. Argentina triumphed 80-66 while Australia went down 95-88 to Spain in double overtime.

"It was a tremendous game for us. Our technical team planned it perfectly and we understood what we needed to do and we implemented it really well," said Argentine basketballer Facundo Campazzo.

French player Rudy Gobert paid credit to his opponents, saying: "they played really well, they managed to block everything we tried, and we fell into the trap of playing one on one or one on three. Unfortunately, they punished us."

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