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China: Fans speak of high hopes as they gather for FIBA Basketball World Cup final

China, Beijing
September 15, 2019 at 13:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

Spanish and Argentian basketball fans gathered in Beijing on Sunday to witness the 2019 FIBA World Cup final.

"Today is going to be a very difficult match but Spain is Spain so probably we are the favourite. But let's see. Let's see," said a Spanish fan.

"Argentina is a good team, best players (are) (Luis) Scola and (Facundo) Campazzo," said an Argentinian fan adding that they 'put a lot of hope' in their national team.

Both teams defied the odds to reach the final, remaining undefeated throughout the competition. The Spanish side last played in the final in 2006 and Argentina in 2002.

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Spanish and Argentian basketball fans gathered in Beijing on Sunday to witness the 2019 FIBA World Cup final.

"Today is going to be a very difficult match but Spain is Spain so probably we are the favourite. But let's see. Let's see," said a Spanish fan.

"Argentina is a good team, best players (are) (Luis) Scola and (Facundo) Campazzo," said an Argentinian fan adding that they 'put a lot of hope' in their national team.

Both teams defied the odds to reach the final, remaining undefeated throughout the competition. The Spanish side last played in the final in 2006 and Argentina in 2002.

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