USA vs France will probably be the most interesting pair in quarterfinals, as both are quite equal and it is very hard to say who can take a win. However France have lost against Australia, as USA is marching with no defeats, so to have more insights on this FIBA World Cup 2019 USA vs France match, please read our preview below.
Before the tournament, many people underestimated USA as they failed to bring all their stars. However now it seems, that even if few NBA players they will take a gold medal. So far only Turkey managed to challenge USA, but even then lost, that match seems to have awakened Americans as they started to play just like they are used to. Although they were without Tatum and Kemba wasn’t able to play full strength, USA still crushed Brazil. Their next opponent will be the toughest they faced so far because France are being considered one of the title contenders. So Usa cannot underestimate them either. However, if they will play as they used to several matches before, France will need a miracle to advance.
USA roster for World Cup 2019:
PG: Kemba Walker
SG: Marcus Smart, Joe Harris, Derrick White
SF: Jaylen Brown, Khris Middleton, Harrison Barnes
PF: Jayson Tatum, Donovan Mitchell, Myles Turner
C: Mason Plumlee, Brook Lopez.
France managed to lose against Australia and now has to go on the hard way. Of course, USA are not unbeatable, but if France will not play perfectly, they dont stand a chance. It seemed that they really came for the medals, but their matches against Lithuania and Australia did not look so optimistic, even against Lithuania they were so close to defeat but escaped. Well, Australia had more cold nerves and took a win. Now, France must focus, concentrate and prepare, because losing in quarterfinals is quite disappointing for such a team.
France roster for FIBA WC 2019:
PG: Frank Ntilikina, Andrew Albicy
SG: Nando De Colo, Evan Fournier
SF: Nicolas Batum, Paul Lacombe, Axel Toupane
PF: Louis Labeyrie, Amath M‘baye
C: Rudy Gobert, Vincent Poirier, Mathias Lessort
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