Basketball in The United States of america will not be a third time in a row the world champion in the basket will be. Team USA came to grief to-day in the semi-final of the world cup in China and France. Les Bleus brought in Dongguan, with 89-79.

national basketball association (NBA players Evan Fournier (22 points) and Rudy Gobert (21 points, 16 rebounds) led the French on to a handsome victory. In the united states, it was Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz with 29 points, topschutter.

The United States has won the last two world CHAMPIONSHIPS, in 2010 and in 2014, France was the third, and the last three Olympic Games (2008, 2012 and 2016). At the world CHAMPIONSHIP in China, had a coach, Gregg Popovich, however, do without the almost all the big NBA names like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Kyle Lowry, Kyrie Irving and James Harden. Though that one was the favorite, proved to be fatal. For US, it was the first defeat in a major tournament since 2006.

France, which plays Friday for a first-ever final in the world cup against Argentina in the quarter-final, Serbia beat (97-87). In the second semi-final will be a duel between Czech republic, Poland beat (90-78), and in Australia, and the Czech republic.