The match started badly for the hosts with Jana Veselá having to leave the field after just 20 seconds of play.
The USA team found it hard to crack the defense of the Czech Republic at the start of the game. They had to wait 90 seconds for their first points, which came from Tina Charles from the free-throw line.
Even though Hana Horáková opened her account and Tereza Pecková scored for the hosts the USA took an early lead with Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi scoring 4 points each for the USA (10-4).
Both sides had to work hard for their points: the USA were mainly scoring in the paint and from the free-throw line while Katerina Elhotova (left) hit a couple of three-pointers for the hosts.
The USA led (19-14) at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter was end to end basketball. However the USA were slowly increasing their advantage up to 12 points with two minutes left to the break.
The hosts rallied back with 7 points in less than 60 seconds: Michaela Feranciková started the riot with 2 points, followed by a trey from Eva Vitecková to be concluded with a fast break lay-up by Horáková.
The USA went into the locker room ahead (40-35).
In the third quarter Pecková opened the scoring for the Czech Republic. After that it became a USA show.
Once again Bird (right) and Taurasi were the catalysts as they opened up a 21-point lead (62-41) with four minutes to play in the quarter.
Angel McCoughtry took over the scoring as the USA went into the final quarter (74-52).
The Czech Republic did not give up and every point scored was cheered as if it was the winning shot. Yet the USA still maintained the advantage (82-61) with six minutes left to play.
All the players who had not played much during the game were on court at the end with the exception of Veselá from the Czech Republic.
The USA picked up their eighth FIBA World Championship for Women title with an (89-69) victory.
McCoughtry (no. 8 in picture) was the top scorer with 18 points. Charles had a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds while Taurasi and Bird scored 16 and 11 points apiece.
Petra Kulichová was the leading scorer for the hosts with 14 points while Horáková contributed 12 points and dished out 5 assists.
Pecková was the only other player in double digits.
France were unable to cope with the physical approach of the Australians. Therefore they were on the back foot from the very first minute of the game.
At the end of the first quarter Australia completely took control of the game with a 10-0 run (21-7).
In the second quarter Lauren Jackson picked up an offensive foulafter knocking Emméline Ndongue flying to the ground.
Her jest was not appreciated by the French players. When the referee heard an inappropriate comment from Jackson he issued her with a technical foul.
Jackson had to leave the game for a while as this was her 3rd foul. Australia still maintained the advantage (26-12) midway through the second quarter.
With Liz Cambage also on the bench with 3 fouls, France started to score more regularly. Even though Céline Dumerc got her 3rd foul too and had to sit out, France was making their way back into the game.
However Marianne Tolo (left), with 11 points in the first half, helped Australia keep the lead to walk into the locker room with an advantage of 11 points (36-25).
Despite trying hard all through the second half France were unable to bring down the deficit.
So Australia went on to win (74-62) to claim fifth place.
Jackson finished the game with 13 points for Australia while Godin (right) was the top scorer for France with 11 points.
Russia end their World Championship campaign on a positive note
Russia ended their tournament by beating Korea after a hard fight (69-57).
Elena Danilochkina and Illona Korstin scored 13 points each for Russia while Korea's Summin Jung and Ha Yeon Beon scored 17 and 15 points each.
Beon scored 5-of-8 from beyond the arc, while the rest of her team altogether had 5-of-7.
Russia had been undefeated during the preliminary and qualification round. They had to play without Becky Hammon in their last match of the 2010 FIBA World Championship to settle for 7th place.