Highlights and Best Moments: USA 93-82 France in Tokyo 2020
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2:17 AM2 months ago


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2:16 AM2 months ago

Perfect pitch

The United States struggled, but pulled out the victory and finished as group leaders against a France team that never gave up, although it was not enough.
2:12 AM2 months ago

End game

United States 93-82 France.
2:09 AM2 months ago

4Q 01:08

Loyd, despite the marking, turns around and scores two more.
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4Q 01:49

Charles with the half turn and scores two more points.
2:03 AM2 months ago

4Q 05:04

Charles with a three-pointer to pull within 10 points down the stretch.
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4Q 05:45

Gruda with the foul and count to get closer on the board.
1:59 AM2 months ago

4Q 06:34

Wilson goes in between two and adds two more to the board.
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4Q 07:13

Wilson with the double, but the United States continues to struggle mightily.
1:53 AM2 months ago

4Q 09:43

Miyem with the shot to make the three-pointer and get within one.
1:51 AM2 months ago

End of third quarter

United States 71-67 France.
1:49 AM2 months ago

3Q 00:59

Charles sharpens his aim and adds two more points.
1:41 AM2 months ago

3Q 05:55

Gruda only scores one penalty shot out of two.
1:39 AM2 months ago

2Q 05:51

Williams gets into the paint and scores two more points.
1:35 AM2 months ago

3Q 07:44

The experienced Sue Bird appears with the long triple.
1:34 AM2 months ago

3Q 08:34

Alexia with a double and the Frenchwoman opens the scoring in the second half.
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3Q 10:00

The second half begins.
1:17 AM2 months ago

Half time

United States 50-44 France.
1:13 AM2 months ago

2Q 01:19

Wilson with the half turn and adds two more.
1:11 AM2 months ago

2Q 02:18

Stewart sharpens his aim and scores the triple.
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2Q 05:57

Wilson scored to add two more.
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2Q 06:34

Fowles with the half-around and between two makes the basket, in addition to receiving the foul.
1:01 AM2 months ago

2Q 08:32

Chelsea Gray from the corner puts in the three-pointer.
1:00 AM2 months ago

2Q 09:06

Diggins scores, is fouled and takes the penalty shot.
12:59 AM2 months ago

2Q 09:17

Valeriane with the long distance triple.
12:57 AM2 months ago

Half time

United States 19-22 France.
12:55 AM2 months ago

1Q 01:11

Stewart with the half-turn to score two more points.
12:54 AM2 months ago

1Q 02:15

Roupert once again sharpened his aim and scored two more.
12:52 AM2 months ago

1Q 02:26

Foul and count for Roupert and they take a three-point lead.
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1Q 04:44

Miyem with the double to gestate the turnaround in the game.
12:47 AM2 months ago

1Q 05:23

Millem with the jumper and the French turn the score around.
12:45 AM2 months ago

1Q 07:09

Duchet with the half-volley and basket for France.
12:44 AM2 months ago

1Q 07:37

Wilson with the half turn and the shot to score the double.
12:43 AM2 months ago

1Q 09:05

Griner with the foul and count.
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1Q 09:26

Griner's half-volley to open the scoring in favor of the United States.
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1Q 10:00

The match begins
12:33 AM2 months ago

They are presented

At this moment, each of the players from both nations are presented on the court.
12:32 AM2 months ago

Already warming up

Both teams are already warming up prior to the start of the game.

12:22 AM2 months ago

Last game

Prior to the FIBA 2018 World Cup, these two nations faced each other, with the United States winning against France by a score of 77 to 60.
12:20 AM2 months ago

North American dominance

The United States has two victories over France in the Olympic Games and has a 27-2 advantage in the head-to-head record.
12:15 AM2 months ago

Happy birthday

Diggins-Smith is celebrating her birthday and hopes to celebrate with yet another victory on her way to another Olympic gold medal.
12:07 AM2 months ago

Results United States

United States 81-72 Nigeria

United States 86-69 Japan.

12:03 AM2 months ago

Results for France

France 70-74 Japan

France 87-62 Nigeria.

12:02 AM2 months ago

The defense

Defense will be key to a good result for the French, especially not allowing space for three-pointers where the Americans have been effective.
11:57 PM2 months ago

On the other side

The United States has already qualified for the next round, but will be looking to finish the group stage with a win before the quarterfinals kick off in two days.
11:52 PM2 months ago


The United States is looking to finish the group stage on a high note against a France side seeking its first win of the tournament. We begin our coverage.
11:47 PM2 months ago

Tune in here USA vs Japan Live Score

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11:42 PM2 months ago

What time is USA vs France match for 2020 Olympic Games?

This is the start time of the game USA vs France of 2nd August in several countries:

Argentina: 1:40 AM.

Bolivia: 12:40 AM in Marca Claro.

Brazil: 1:40 AM in Marca Claro.

Chile: 12:40 AM in Marca Claro.

Colombia: 11:40 PM in Marca Claro.

Ecuador: 11:40 PM in Marca Claro.

USA (ET): 12:40 AM in NBC.

Spain: 6:40 PM.

Mexico: 11:40 AM in Marca Claro.

Paraguay: 1:40 AM in Marca Claro.

Peru: 11:40 PM in Marca Claro.

Uruguay: 1:40 PM in Marca Claro.

11:37 PM2 months ago

Key Player France

What Sandrine Gruda did last game was fantastic as she played the most minutes of the game with a total of 30 and contributed the most points with 14 (7-14 from the field).

11:32 PM2 months ago

Key Player USA

Aja Wilson has been stealing the spotlight with his good basketball and being key for the American team to get the victories; against Japan he shined with 20 points in almost 27 minutes of action.

11:27 PM2 months ago

France roster

4 FAUTHOUX Marine Point Guard, 5 MIYEM Endene (C) Center Wing, 6 CHARTEREAU Alexia Center Wing, 7 GRUDA Sandrine Center, 8 CIAK Helena Center, 10 MICHEL Sarah Guard, 11 VUKOSAVLJEVIC Valeriane Forward, 12 RUPERT Iliana Center, 15 WILLIAMS Gabby Forward, 23 JOHANNES Marine Guard, 39 DUCHET Alix Point Guard. 93 TCHATCHOUANG Diandra Small Forward.
11:22 PM2 months ago

United States roster

Ariel ATKINS, Sue BIRD, Tina CHARLES, Napheesa COLLIER, Skylar DIGGINS, Sylvia FOWLES, Chelsea GRAY, Brittney GRINER, Jewell LOYD, Breanna STEWART, Diana TAURASI, A'Ja WILSON, Dan HUGHES, Cheryl REEVE, Dawn Michelle STALEY, Jennifer Marie SULLIVAN.
11:17 PM2 months ago

Group B

The United States leads the group with two wins, Japan and France have one win and Nigeria are at the bottom of the section without a taste of glory.
11:12 PM2 months ago

France: kill or be killed

Due to their opening loss to Japan, France must win if they want to stay alive, otherwise they will need a win by Nigeria and then have to look at the tiebreaker criteria to advance.
11:07 PM2 months ago

United States: to end on a high note

The United States will be looking to finish with a perfect record and declare themselves ready to face the quarterfinals, although their collective performance has not been entirely good because they have struggled at times.
11:02 PM2 months ago

The venue

The Saitama Super Arena was built in 2000 and has not only been used to host sporting events, but has also hosted concerts and, in fact, houses a John Lennon museum. This venue will host all men's and women's basketball games.
10:57 PM2 months ago

Kick-off time

The USA vs France match will be played at the Saitama Super Arena, in Tokyo, Japan. The kick-off is scheduled at 12:40 am ET.
10:52 PM2 months ago

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