The World Cup is coming to an end. On the eighth day of the tournament, China and the United States secured a place in the tournament final. What will the reunion of the two best teams mean after their clash in the group stage?
Final: USA vs China (Saturday, 08:00)
3rd and 4th places: Canada – Australia (Saturday 05:00)
Australia 59-61 China
Nearly 12,000 people gathered at the Sydney SuperDome for one of the most exciting matches of the tournament. With Bec Allen touching one side and Meng Li missing the other, two of the medal contenders battled in a showdown that was not resolved until the last three seconds. After a wonderful meeting of the hosts led by Izzy Magbigor and Steve Talbot, the duel reached the last minute with a very narrow score: 59-57 for the locals. Han Shuo (33 ratings) was the best player away, but Siu Wang was the most decisive when the tension was palpable in the atmosphere. With a steal against Talbot with 53 seconds left, a foul against Whitcombe with 3 seconds remaining and two free throws to be scored after that, the Chinese outsider turned the score. Without a doubt, the most important minute of his career and perhaps the most important of the last 28 years of Chinese basketball, as this was the time he never set foot in the World Cup Final.
– Luis Vallejo (@Lvallejocolom) September 30, 2022
Canada 43-83 United States
If someone asked us how the United States managed to win 29 consecutive World Cup matches, this match would be a good argument. With the generational handover complete, Team USA overtook Canada from the opening jump, unable to fend off a team with one of the fiercest hurdles in FIBA basketball history: A’ja Wilson, Breanna Stewart and Alyssa Thomas. Building on these three players, the US team quietly lived through a meeting in which Kelsey Bloom came back to add from abroad and left Chelsea Gray with glimpses of his special year. In Canada, Bridget Carlton has finished as the most valuable player (11) and will fight tomorrow for her first bronze in 36 years.
– Giants Basketball (GIGANTESbasket) September 30, 2022
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