Israel overpowered previously undefeated Croatia on Sunday for a historic gold at the FIBA (International Basketball Federation) U20 European Championship 2018. After opening the event with a heartbreaking loss against Germany, the tournament host, the Israeli side won six games in a row to bring home the country’s first-ever gold medal in a FIBA event.
“To beat France and Croatia sounds like the World Cup,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted. “This is a marvelous achievement and we are all proud of you. I am waiting to meet you at my office in Jerusalem. Truly, congratulations!”