For twelve years and the creation of a world ranking of nations by the International Federation (FIBA), the United States has been dethroned for the first time. By Spain, of course, which currently holds the titles of world champion (2019 in China) and Europe after its surprise success last September in Germany, against the France (88-76).
Also a quarter-finalist at the last Olympics, La Roja has shown sufficient regularity on the international scene – particularly in qualifying for the 2023 World Cup, where, already qualified, it has a record of 7 wins for 1 loss – to outdo the pawn. to the American Olympic champions (758.6 points against 757.5 for the USA) in this classification which, even if it grants certain advantages in the draws, remains essentially honorary. France remains fifth in the same ranking, behind Australia and Argentina.