Team USA was cruising to what appeared to be an easy victory, leading by seven with under four minutes left in the game. But France scored the next 14 points to snatch the game.
The USA must now win their final two pool play games against Iran and the Czech Republic to advance to the medal round. The loss was Team USA’s first in the Olympics since it fell short of the medal stand in 2004.
Sunday’s win by Team France marked the second time in the past three years France has beaten Team USA, albeit with different players on both sides. The first time was the 2019 World Cup in China,