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Spain, Argentina clash for FIBA World Cup 2019 crown

Argentina and Span will fight for the crown of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 after they bested their respective semifinal opponents on Friday evening in Beijing, China.

Spain remained unbeaten in the tournament by gutting out a 95-88 double-overtime victory over Australia.

Spain erased double-digit deficits in regulation to hand the Boomers their first defeat of the tournament.

Marc Gasol was incredible for Spain as he piled up 33 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Ricky Rubio was also solid for Spain after he finished with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 12 assists.

Spain returned to the Final for the first time since its only previous appearance in 2006, when it won the crown in Japan.

Argentina, on the other hand, continued its incredible World Cup run with an 80-66 victory against France.

Argentina will be playing its first title game since losing a championship match against Yugoslavia in 2002.

Winners of the inaugural edition of the World Cup in 1950, Argentina have put themselves in a position to recapture the title after the 69 years.

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