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What Opals need to avoid USA, China

The Opals need Serbia to beat France in their Group B clash from 5.30pm on Tuesday (AEST) to avoid a deadly quarter-final crossover against the USA or China.

The Australians require the Serbians to defeat the French to lock in a top two finish should they also beat Japan on Tuesday night from 8.30pm (AEST).

The Opals during Monday night’s victory over Canada. Picture: Kelly Defina/Getty Images

If Serbia fails to beat France, it puts the Opals in the likely position to finish third in Group B and face powerhouses the USA or China in the quarters.

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