France to play at Spain 2014 as European champions

23 Sep

MADRID (FIBA Basketball World Cup) – The race to the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup is over in Europe.

France have led a parade of six teams into next year’s tournament as winners of the EuroBasket for the first time.

Les Bleus beat Lithuania 80-66 in the Final on Sunday night in Ljubljana, and Tony Parker was announced as the MVP of the competition.

Joining the French and Lithuanians as teams to qualify for the World Cup were Croatia,SloveniaUkraine and Serbia.

Spain, as the host nation of next year’s hoops extravaganza, already had their place assured.

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