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France Earns Final Basketball Spot in 2016 Rio Olympics

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, July 10th, France defeated Canada 83-74, in the Olympic qualifying tournament championship game taking place in Manila, Philippines, to claim the final spot in the men’s 2016 Rio Olympics basketball tournament. France joins Serbia and Croatia who also won their final qualifying matches on Saturday, July 9th, rounding out the field of twelve teams, including the two-time defending champion U.S., competing for gold this August.

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