World Basketball: France Clinch the Bronze Medal

France win Bronze Medal in Basketball World Championship

The French team has won in the runner up final of the Basketball World Championship against the Australians, Sunday 15th September, France are thus on the podium.

They did it. France has managed to clinch the bronze medal at the Basketball World Championship in winning against the Australians 67 to 59, Sunday 15th September 2019 in Beijing.

Long mishandled, the team of France managed to return to the score in this runner up final.

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Spain-Argentina in the final

The French, who climbed for the first time on the world podium in 2014, returned the situation after being led by 15 points in the third quarter.

This is their second World Cup podium (3rd in 2014) and their seventh in international competition in the 21st century.

Australia still fails at the foot of the podium after having already finished fourth in Rio 2016. The “Boomers” had however beaten the French, but narrowly (100-98), last Monday in the second round of the Chinese world.

On Sunday, they mastered the game for twenty-five minutes. But the men of Vincent Collet, who had achieved a historic feat by dismissing the United States in the quarterfinals, have suddenly woken up.

Andrew Albicy (9 points) was decisive at long distance, and Nicolas Batum found his superb (9 points and 6 assists), after a difficult semi-final against Argentina for him.

Leaders Nando De Colo (19 pts) and Evan Fournier (16 points) also contributed to the return of France to Beijing in the second half, though dominated 30-21 at the break.

Things were not well embarked for the French, defective shooting (25% at half-time) and imprecise in his offensive game (9 losses of balls after 20 minutes).

Argentina, victorious of the Blues in the semifinals (80-66), faces Spain in the final Sunday in Beijing (12:00 GMT).

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