Happy for one of the biggest historic win of my french national team. I was working so I have watched only the 4, but a lot of emotion. For the level of the game and as an emotive moment this win for me is behind the win 5 years ago against Spain (at spain).
From what I watched and read on the french media "l'equipe", USA played bad offensively, our team is very solid on D both internal and external, and USA felt a little on stereotyped kind of actions like seeking supposed mismatch and cibling Gobert to put in on external. It worked for Ausrtralia, but as I told Gobert was very motivated . USA forgot to play team and lacked of Chemistry. A struggle of shoot, but as they were no spuerstars it could have been the clue to make doubt your players, unexpermiented on FIBA style and not in a good shape. Smart free throw hurted you but not as the lack of strategy and adaptability of Walker, Mitchell or Barnes. The disadvantage for USA were not compensed by the incredible and deep roster they had usually. Tatum could also have been Deadly against France, but luckily he wasn't there.
De Colo is ice cold as I sayed, Fournier and Gobert were very confident. This team didn't doubt.
I am very happy for this team, before the match I was asking myself if a little part of me would support this NBA team composed of 4 Celtics players. But of course my heart was fully for my french team.
Now we are cofavorite with Spain. It would be a great final with so much histroy, a new french genration against old Spanish team. We would have the vibe maybe, the Energy, this team isn't marked with . But first Argentina. French already made big "exploit and lost after (we have beaten twice New Zeland on rugby world cup, but never win the competition).
And if we will be world champion of Basketball one year after soccer… For us it's huge, the 2 biggets sports on my countrie.