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World Championship 2010

Lithuania squeezes past Canada

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LithuaniaLithuania needed 30 minutes in order to take the lead for the first time in the game and eventually defeat Canada 70-68. North Americans suffered an unexpected loss against Lebanon but they were a different team today.

Serbia destroys Angola, Australia squeezes win out of Jordan

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One of the favourites of the tournament, Serbia, started off the tournament in great style after destroying Angola without their two best players while in the other game of the group Australia came close to losing to Jordan but eventually got the two points.

Argentina edges out Germany in a thriller game

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In one of the best, and tighest, games of the opening day Argentina managed to closely beat Germany by 78-74 in the dying seconds of the game.

Greece struggle to overcome China

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In an unexpectedly tight game Greece needed it's usual cool-headed guards in the end of the game to overcome a determined Chinese team who had cornered Greece with just a few minutes to go, but eventually gave in to the European bronze champions.

France shocks Spain!

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France have shocked Spain (and the entire basketball world) by downing the mighty World (and European) Champions Spain, rather easily and in great fashion!

Brazil top Iran to bring day one to a close

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Brazil ended day one here in Istanbul with a comfortable 81-65 win over Iran.

Emotional Lebanon storm home

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LebanonIZMIR (FIBA World Championship) - A disciplined 24-13 final quarter and the brilliance of stalwart Fadi El Khatib have delivered an emotional 81-71 victory over Canada in Izmir, which they celebrated with their vocal fans.

Kleiza's Lithuania beat Penney's New Zealand

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LithuaniaTwo players showed their scoring skills in the opening game of Group D between Lithuania and New Zealand.  Kestutis Kemzura's men finished on top 92-79 in a tightly contested game.

USA brush past Croatia

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USA got their World Championship campiagn off to a flying start with an expected 106-78 win over Croatia

Slovenia down Tunisia

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Slovenia have begun the 2010 World Championships with a comfortable 80-56 win over Tunisia in Istanbul.

Ivkovic cuts Raduljica, final 12 men roster set

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Serbia'a selector Dusan Ivkovic has made his final cut from the team's roster. The last man down was Efes Pilsen's Miroslav Raduljica.

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