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France tops Canada, gets last Olympic basketball berth (Yahoo Sports)

Posted: July 11, 2016 at 5:30 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Tony Parker of France scores on a lay-up over Canada's Melvin Ejim (7) and Thomas Scrubb during their finals basketball match in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying tournament Sunday, July 10, 2016 at the Mall of Asia Arena in suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

France earned the final basketball spot in the Olympics, beating Canada 83-74 on Sunday in the championship game of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila, Philippines. The French were then drawn along with Serbia into Group A in Rio, placing them in the same pool as the two-time defending champion United States. The U.S., Serbia and France were the three medalists in the Basketball World Cup in 2014.

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