First-time finallists France will face the daunting task of stopping United States winning a fifth successive International Basketball Federation Under-17 World Cup title after both side's won their respective semi-finals in Argentina.
The European side were the first to book their place in the final after a tight 78-73 win over Puerto Rico at the Union Athletic Club in Santa Fe.
France had never even made the semi-finals in the four previous editions of the showpiece age group event but continued the good form they have shown throughout the tournament.
They led 48-35 at the halfway point and then withstood a Puerto Rico fightback.
United States then trailed 28-21 to Canada after the first quarter in the same venue.
This was as good as it got for the Canadians, though, as the US favourites dominated the next three quarters for a 120-71 victory.
France, the reigning European under-16 champions from last year, lost 86-50 to United States in the group phase in 2012.
They also lost 82-46 in a pre-tournament warm-up match 11 days ago.
The final is due to follow a third-place playoff between Canada and Puerto Rico.
Turkey beat Montenegro 101-65 while Australia prevailed 71-54 against Croatia in the two fifth to eighth-place playoffs today.
Turkey and Australia will meet to decide fifth place tomorrow while Montenegro and Croatia will play to determine seventh position.