The most obvious winner of Wednesday's quarterfinal meeting between Argentina and Brazil are the determined Argentinians themselves.
They went just 3-2 during preliminary round play on account of a tough loss to France and a predictable defeat at the hands of the United States. Nevertheless, the French are now packing their bags while the Argentinian contingent is still standing.
Both Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili will have cause for some bragging rights, but Ginobili's will resonate a bit more.
At least for now.
Argentina must now face off against the United States in the semifinals, the third such meeting since a tightly-contested tune-up between the two squads in Barcelona. Whatever happens in that game, Argentina can take some solace in knowing that they outplayed their Latin American rivals from Brazil.
Here are the biggest winners and losers from the game.