France has never reached the final of the World Basketball Championship, but finished third in 2014

The US lost 89: 79 to France in the quarter-finals of China's basketball World Cup on Wednesday.

The USA had won the last two World Cups and not lost in 58 international matches, a run that goes back to the year 2006.

France came in 51:41 in the third quarter before the USA took the lead 72-65, but the French fought back to claim victory.

Evan Fournier scored 22 points while Rudy Gobert finished 21st.

France face Argentina in the semi-finals on Friday, while Spain play in the other match against Australia or the Czech Republic.

This is the first time that the United States has not won a medal at the World Cup since 2002 when they finished sixth.

Not only have you won the last two world championships but also the last three Olympic titles.

Frenchman Rudy Gobert, who plays with the Utah Jazz in the NBA, finished the race with 21 points and 16 ricochets