Fournier, Gobert lead as France eliminates Team USA from World Cup

A shocker US beaten by France 89-79 in World Cup quarters

A shocker US beaten by France 89-79 in World Cup quarters

His Frenchmen just snapped a 58-game win streak in global tournament play by the Americans.

Team USA had taken gold at the previous two world championships.

Fournier finished with 22 points and Gobert was a monster inside with 21 points and 16 boards, leading France to a historic 89-79 victory over Team USA in the FIBA World Cup quarterfinals. France capitalised on that and were led by the exceptional Rudy Gobert, as well as Evan Fournier and Frank Ntilikina. They were led Wednesday by Donovan Mitchell, who enjoyed his breakout game of the tournament with 29 points. The Utah Jazz center also notched a late block on National Basketball Association teammate Donovan Mitchell with seconds left to emphatically keep the U.S.at bay.

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France had been 0-9 against the U.S.in major worldwide play before Wednesday's win.

If there's any silver living to this year's FIBA World Cup for the United States, it's that it was able to qualify for next year's Olympic games in Japan before being eliminated from medal contention.

While Team USA will play Serbia on Thursday for the right to play in the fifth-place game, France will prepare to face Argentina in the semifinals on Friday.

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