China News Agency, Beijing, September 29. The 2022 Women's Basketball World Cup will be held in the quarter-finals on the 29th. The Chinese women's basketball team defeated the Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist France 85:71, following the 1994 Women's Basketball World Championship (the predecessor of the World Cup) won After the silver medal, it was the first time in 28 years to advance to the semi-finals of the World Cup; it was also the first time in 14 years after ranking fourth in the Beijing Olympics.

  It was an expected victory.

Although the French team is the bronze medalist in the Tokyo Olympics and ranks above the Chinese team in the world (France 6th and China 7th), in the World Cup qualifiers in February this year, the Chinese women's basketball team defeated France 103:70. Team 33 points.

In the group stage of this World Cup, the Chinese women's basketball team won four games in addition to losing to the US team by 14 points. It is one of the best teams in the group stage.

The French team performed mediocre in the group stage, losing to Canada and Serbia successively, and advanced to the quarter-finals with the fourth in the group.

  In the latest FIBA ​​Women's Basketball World Cup strength list, the Chinese women's basketball team surpassed the world's third-ranked Australian team and ranked second, second only to the US team, and the French team ranked seventh.

Therefore, the Chinese team will win this battle, which has become the consensus of most fans before the game.

  But at the beginning of the game, the situation on the field deviates from the track expected by the outside world.

The French team took the lead, leading by 6 points at 12:6 after leading 8:4.

The Chinese women's basketball team launched a counterattack after the suspension. Li Meng scored 9 points alone, leading the Chinese team to overtake. By the end of the first quarter, the two sides tied at 25:25.

  In the second quarter, the Chinese team brought the game "on track" after starting 6:0.

By the end of the first half, the Chinese women's basketball team led by 11 points with 50:39.

  At the beginning of the second half, the French team started the scoring mode and once narrowed the score gap to 1 point with 56:57.

But the Chinese team won the fourth quarter with 85:71 after finishing the third quarter with 66:58 by virtue of defense and fast break.

  In this campaign, 5 Chinese women's basketball players scored in double figures.

Among them, Li Meng contributed a game-high 23 points, Huang Sijing had 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists, Han Xu had 13 points and 9 rebounds, Yang Liwei had 11 points and 4 assists, and Li Yuan had 10 points and 7 assists.

  The 1990s was the golden age of Chinese women's basketball, which won silver medals in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and the 1994 World Championships (the predecessor of the World Cup).

However, since 1994, the Chinese women's basketball team has never been on the podium of the World Series, and the best result was the fourth place in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

In the last World Cup, the Chinese team ranked 6th, which is also the best result of the Chinese women's basketball team in the World Cup (World Championship) after 1994.

  At 17:30 on the 30th, Beijing time, the Chinese women's basketball team will face the Australian team in the semi-finals.

  In the other two quarter-finals on the 29th, the United States defeated Serbia 88:55 and Canada defeated Puerto Rico 79:60. The two North American powerhouses will meet in the semifinals.