Spain fell to the current Olympic champion United States (95-81), this Tuesday in Saitama, and was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the tournament. basketball male, so Pau Gasol says goodbye to the international scene without being able to fight for the medals.

The current world champion has been eliminated by the ‘Team NBA’ in the last five editions of the Games (quarterfinals in Athens-2004, finals in Beijing-2008 and London-2012, semifinals in Rio-2016).

The 41-year-old legend Pau Gasol, present in all these games, said goodbye playing six minutes and without scoring. Neither did his brother Marc, who played ten.

Without the contribution of the two emblems, Ricky Rubio returned to throw the team behind his back, with his international scoring record. He went to 38 points. Sergio Rodríguez (16) supported him in the direction and in the offensive contribution.

The farewell of Pau Gasol

The highest representative of Spanish basketball was fired by each of the players of the United States team once the game played for the 2020 Olympic Games was over. Fans on social networks have expressed their gratitude for their dedication in the aforementioned sport.

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“There is no time to regret,” said Pau Gasol, center of the Spanish basketball team, after the defeat against Slovenia that has made Spain go to the quarterfinals as second in the group, which has given them a difficult tie against United States.

The United States will be our rival in the quarterfinals after today’s loss. There is no time to regret. Now to prepare the game well and go for it!”, The Catalan published on his official Twitter profile.

France and Australia closed the first phase with full victories by beating, respectively, Iran (62-79) and Germany (89-76) so they will be in the hype of the group leaders in the quarterfinal draw, a group in which the United States expects to be the best second after beating the Czech Republic by 35 points (119-84).

The French and Australians met the predictions and the French triumph left the United States with the second place at most to aspire to.

The North American team, knowing that the best second will also be in the leaders’ drum, looked for a comfortable score and ended the first phase with a difference between points scored and received of 82.

He did it not without difficulties, because the Czech Republic fought a battle and followed the rhythm until the break (47-43), but from the third quarter, settled with a North American run of 35-17, the duel was over.

A game that had a historic record, that of Kevin Durant becoming the highest all-time scorer for the United States Olympic basketball team. His 23 points this Saturday allow him to add 354 and exceed the 336 points that Carmelo Anthony accumulated from Athens 2004 to Rio 2016.

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