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Israeli men’s team beats basketball powerhouse Spain in EuroBasket qualifier

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Continuing a strong run, the Israeli men’s national basketball team beat Spain Saturday night in a qualifier game for the FIBA EuroBasket 2022 tournament, placing them in a prime position to make it to the quadrennial competition.

The game, held on Spanish home turf in the coastal city of Valencia, finished 95-87 to Israel after a comeback in the last two-quarters of the game.

Spain won the last EuroBasket tournament in 2015 and is ranked by FIBA as the second-best team in the world after the United States. Israel is currently ranked 41st.

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