Aussie Boomers vs Spain in World Cup Semi-Final - LIVE tonight on Fox Sports

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The Boomers will play Spain for a place in the FIBA Basketball World Cup Final with their semi-final match LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel, tonight (Friday) from 5.50pm.

It is the first time the Boomers have qualified for the semi-finals of the FIBA Basketball World Cup and comes off the back of their history-making victory against the Czech Republic to remain undefeated 6-0 in the tournament and now have a medal firmly within their sights.

The final four teams now make their way to Beijing for Friday night’s semi-finals with the winners advancing to the World Cup Final on Sunday.

In the first semi-final the Aussies will face the also undefeated Spain with LIVE coverage beginning at 5.50pm on FOX SPORTS More 507. The stage is set for a thrilling battle since the teams’ last battle saw Spain deny the Boomers by one point of their first medal in a major tournament at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

FOX SPORTS will deliver the most comprehensive coverage of the Boomers semi-final with FOX SPORTS expert commentator Matt Russell and Boomers legend Shane Heal to call all the action. 

Shane Heal said:

“The Boomers are on fire and now have the opportunity to have a swing at the big dogs, Spain. When you look at the history of world basketball, Spain have done it before and are a team expected to win medals, and are a team who have dominated the European competition for a long time.

“Australia are just a different group of players, they have played together for a long time, they have players with NBA experience, they have comradery and most importantly they’ve got the belief they can knock off a team like Spain. And for them to make this top four, they can potentially win a medal and we are all hoping they will. The Spanish team have the experience and are a tough team to crack, but I have a feeling it is meant to be for the Boomers.”

Following Boomers v Spain, Argentina and France will chase their spots in the World Cup Final as they go head-to-head in the second semi-final after having successful quarter-final performances with Argentina knocking out Serbia and France causing an upset for Team USA. LIVE coverage begins at 9.50pm on FOX SPORTS More 507.

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