The World Cup is nearing its end. On the eighth day of the competition, China and the US have made it to the final of the championship. What would it mean for the two best teams to reunite after clashing in the group stage?
Final: United States v. China (Saturday, 08:00)
3rd and 4th place: Canada v Australia (Saturday, 05:00)
Australia 59-61 China
About 12,000 people gathered at the Sydney Superdome for one of the most exciting matches of the tournament. Beck Allen touched down on one side and Meng Li disappeared on the other, the two contenders for the medal fighting it out in a tussle that was not settled until the final three seconds. After a major meeting of the hosts led by Ezzie Magbegor and Steph Talbot, the duel reached the last minute with a very tight score: 59–57 for the locals. Han Xu (33 rating) was a great away player, but Siu Wang was the most decisive when the tension in the atmosphere was evident. With a steal with 53 seconds to go against Talbot, a foul against Whitcomb with 3 seconds remaining and two free throws made later, the Chinese outsider turned the result. Without a doubt, the most important minute of his career and probably the most relevant of the last 28 years of Chinese basketball, as it was the time when he did not 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 matches in a row at the World Cup, this game would be a good argument. With the generational handover completed, Team USA overtook Canada by an early jump, unable to stop a team with one of the deadliest pitchforks in FIBA basketball history: Aja Wilson, Brenna Stewart and Alyssa Thomas. , Based on these three players, the US team calmly held a meeting in which Kelsey Plum returned to add on outside and Chelsea Gray gave a glimpse of her extraordinary year. In Canada, Bridget Carlton finished as Most Valuable Player (11) and will fight for her first bronze in 36 years tomorrow.
— Basketball Giants (@GIGANTESbasket) September 30, 2022
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