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Spain, France to meet in semis

Updated: September 18, 2013, 8:53 PM ET
Associated Press

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia -- Spain and France will meet in the semifinals of the European basketball championships in a rematch of their gold medal game two years ago.

Spain won that final and is seeking to become the first team to win three straight European titles since Yugoslavia in the 1970s.

Two-time defending champion Spain took a big early lead and routed Serbia 90-60 in Wednesday's first quarterfinal.

Tony Parker then scored 27 points to lead France 72-62 past host Slovenia.

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