This is the second consecutive bronze for the Blues after the one won in Spain in 2014. Vincent Collet's men will inevitably regret this semi-final not played against Argentina after the feat against the United States. But they were able to bounce back and show some character against Australia as they were back to the wall and looked set for a second defeat in three days.
In addition to this bronze medal, the Blues are leaving China with a qualification for the Tokyo Olympics. This is the third consecutive qualification for the French, a first since 1960.
This is the end of this live, we meet at 13:30 to follow the final of the Worlds between Spain and Argentina. Enjoy your meal !
The frustration, no doubt. Bronze is not enough, the defeat against Argentina has not passed.
The heart leans for Argentina, the reason for Spain.
The stats of the Blues in this encounter:
A bit of both, necessarily. But it was especially the Blues who woke up in attack after a start of the game quite catastrophic in terms of address.
And nothing would have been possible without you and all the others, pillars indestructible of our troquet that is the Cauldron of Blanqui. This world bronze is for you, too.
It's terrible for Australia who held this match until the end of the third quarter.
Second world medal in the history of the France team. This team showed a lot of character to come back on strong Australian who counted up to 15 points in advance.
BRONZE MEDAL ! FRANCE IS IMPOSING 67 TO 59!
BALLOON RECOVERED! FRANCE WILL DO IT
1/2 for Batum. 8 points ahead for France, 67-59.
OF COLO WHO BRAND ON THE DISCOUNT IN GAME. 66-59
Come on, we must hold on.
Three points from Patty Mills !! 5 points difference, 38 seconds to play.