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Spain defeats Argentina to win first FIBA World Cup title in 13 years

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Spain beats Argentina 95-75 on Sunday to claim the FIBA World Cup title in Wukesong Arena, Beijing. The newly crowned champions lastly won the title in 2006 in Japan defeating Greece 70-47. 

Since Spain’s last victory the competition has been dominated by U.S.A winning the title twice in a roll. The winners of the two previous world cups could not keep them selves in the competition this time losing to France on Wednesday with 10 points, denying them the opportunity to play in the finals.

Ricky Rubio the tournament’s MVP made 20 points on 6-of-11 shooting while Marc Gasol was the backbone of Spain’s defense. Gasol and Rubio leading the Spanish through 8-0 throughout the competition. 

With this win, Spain has regained its position of being one of the great teams in Europe although the team’s core roaster is aging with no superstars coming up. France and Serbia are also considered as great teams in Europe. 

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