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Argentina stun Serbia at FIBA World Cup to reach semi-finals

Thursday 12 September 2019 11:57, UK

Luis Scola of Argentina celebrates a point during the quarter final of 2019 FIBA World Cup between Argentina and Serbia 0:43
Luis Scola of Argentina celebrates a stunning win over Serbia in Dongguan

Veteran Luis Scola scored 20 points as Argentina shocked favourites Serbia to reach the semi-finals of the FIBA World Cup on Tuesday.

They will now go through to play in Friday's semi-finals against the winner of Wednesday's quarter-final clash between USA and France.

"It just bothers me that people keep talking about a miracle, keep talking about surprise, keep talking about nobody believing," 39-year-old Scola said.

"I'll tell you, there were 22 people that believed for the last two months that we were going to be here. That's all we need, just 22. We've got them and this is far from a miracle."

Facundo Campazzo finished with 18 points and 12 assists while Patricio Garino added 15 for Argentina.

Ricky Rubio of Spain drives against Adam Waczynski of Poland during the quarter final match between Spain and Poland of 2019 FIBA World Cup 0:45
Ricky Rubio starred in Spain's quarter-final win over Poland with five rebounds, nine assists and 19 points in the FIBA World Cup

Spain advanced to the semi-finals by toppling Poland 90-78 with Willy Hernangmez scoring 18 points, Rudy Fernandez adding 16 and Ricky Rubio bagged 19 points, including a pair of three-pointers.

They will face either Australia or the Czech Republic for a place in the final on Friday.

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