France looks to upend nemesis Spain

Originally Published: September 19, 2013
By Mark Woods | Special to ESPN.com

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia -- "It's one of those rivalries where you'll all talk about it when you're retired," said Tony Parker.

Perhaps. About the twists, the turns, the ups and downs, the passion and the glory. All essential components. But when it comes to Spain and France, can you really call it a rivalry without some parity of esteem?

The duo knows each other well, too well perhaps, their paths crossing often. Fifteen times over the past 12 years, an era which -- by no coincidence ...

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