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World Cup shocker: U.S. eliminated in FIBA quarter-finals by France

The U.S. has been ousted from medal contention by France at the World Cup, failing to capture gold at a major international tournament for the first time since the 2006 world championships.

Evan Fournier scored 22 points, Rudy Gobert added 21 points and 16 rebounds and France beat the U.S. 89-79 in the World Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday, rallying from a seven-point fourth-quarter deficit to pull off the upset in Dongguan, China.

The U.S. had won 58 consecutive tournament games in FIBA and Olympic…

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