They did, at least, qualify to defend their Olympic title in Tokyo next summer.
With 32 teams, this was the biggest Basketball World Cup ever.
The next one will be in 2023 in Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Argentina: This is the third FIBA World Cup medal for Argentina, making it the fifth nation with that many after the United States (12), Yugoslavia (10), the Soviet Union (eight) and Brazil (six). Another four nations have two medals, including Spain. ... Argentina fell to 2-8 all-time against Spain in World Cup or Olympic competition.
Spain: It was the fourth consecutive FIBA title game to be decided by double digits. ... It was also a double-title year for Spain coach Sergio Scariolo; he's an assistant on Nick Nurse's staff in Toronto. ... Everything went Spain's way early — even air balls. Rudy Fernandez took a corner 3 that sailed long by about two feet, landing in the hands of Juan Hernangómez . He laid in the miss to start a three-point play, part of Spain's 14-2 game-opening run.
Joining Rubio on the all-tournament team were Gasol, Scola, France's Evan Fournier and Serbia's Bogdan Bogdanovic.
Among the big names in attendance on the final day of the World Cup: Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, FIBA ambassador and five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant, and Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili — both four-time NBA champions with San Antonio.
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Spain is the fifth nation to win the World Cup (or its predecessor, the world championship) at least twice. The U.S. and Yugoslavia are five-time champions, the Soviet Union won three titles and Brazil has won two.