Saitama (Japan) (AFP)

The French basketball players qualified for the quarter-finals of the Olympic tournament, despite their defeat (93-82) conceded against the Americans, big favorites of the Tokyo Games, Tuesday in Saitama.

By losing by less than 15 points, the threshold not to be exceeded in the context of a tie with their competitors from other groups, the Blue thus ensured to finish among the two best third.

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