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Canada suffers first loss of FIBA Men’s World Cup against Brazil

Well, the good times couldn’t last forever. Canada suffered it’s first loss in the FIBA Men’s World Cup tournament this morning, losing a close game to Brazil, 68-65. Their place in the tournament AND their Olympic hopes are now in jeopardy.

Things can change QUICKLY in this tournament. With Latvia beating Spain earlier this morning, it was impossible for Canada to clinch a spot in the quarterfinal today, and also impossible for them to be outright eliminated. Yet, winning obviously would have helped them going into Sunday’s match against Spain.

Now, Canada will have to fight to stay in the World Cup tournament on Sunday.