Serbia reached the quarter-finals of the men's event ©FIBA

Defending champions Serbia secured top spot in Pool A of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) 3x3 World Cup in France.

The top men's seeds recorded victories in their first two matches and were confident of overcoming Andorra and Puerto Rico to seal their place in the last eight.

They sealed a 22-13 victory over Andorra, before defeating the Puerto Rican side 21-14 to maintain their unbeaten run.

Puerto Rico’s defeat saw them miss out on a quarter-final spot, as they finished third in the pool.

Russia ended as the runner-up, after they edged Egypt 15-14.

Fifth seeds The Netherlands secured top spot in Pool D at the Parc des Chantiers in Nantes.

They comfortably earned a third straight win by overcoming Indonesia 21-11, before rounding off the pool phase with a 21-13 success against New Zealand.

The United States sealed the runners-up spot in Pool D, after they beat New Zealand 21-6 in their first match of the day.

Their quarter-final spot was secured when they beat South Korea 21-4 in their final match.

There was a shock in the women’s competition, with the host nation France suffering elimination at the pool stage.

The second seeds suffered a narrow 17-15 defeat to Spain, which confirmed their opponents a place in the quarter-finals.

France were eliminated from the women's event after losing to Spain ©FIBA
France were eliminated from the women's event after losing to Spain ©FIBA

France are now unable to reach the last eight, with Switzerland and Spain having finished as the top two in Pool B.

Switzerland secured top spot by maintaining their unbeaten record, overcoming Turkmenistan 21-4, before beating Spain 15-13.

Pool C concluded with third seeds The Netherlands topping the standings.

They won both of their opening matches to appear on course for the quarter-finals.

The Dutch backed up their performances today, first beating China 12-10.

A 16-14 win over Australia sealed top spot.

The result ended Australia's hopes of reaching the quarter-finals, as they finished third in the pool behind Ukraine.

The World Cup is the first major 3x3 tournament since the sport became an Olympic event.

It was confirmed last week by the International Olympic Committee that 3x3 will make its Games debut at Tokyo 2020.

Action in Nantes is due to continue tomorrow the remaining pools set to conclude.