Germany and Hungary both lost their prestigious Division A status and will drop down a level after coming up short in Naples.
It was certainly tough on Hungary who were not only unlucky not to make it into the Qualifying Round but also lost out in a three way tie with Belarus and Sweden who both survive.
It has certainly been a tough first week in Naples for the Sweden team who failed to win any of their group games and are now battling it out in the Classification round.
Elin Gustavsson came up with 21 points yesterday to help sink Germany and afterwards she kindly took some time out from helping to save the Division A status of her team to talk to FIBA Europe.
Sweden coach Benny Johansson admitted his teams poor shooting had resigned them to the Classification round after they suffered a third straight tournament loss, this time going down 48-40 to Turkey.
The play-caller spoke candidly after the game and was lookin forward to a days rest before trying to survive relegation in the pending dogfight that will take place in the Classification round.
Serbia bounced straight back from their bitterly disappointing opening loss against Turkey by registering their first win in Napoli with a crucial 60-39 success against Sweden.
Serbia always looked to be in control but of course that was also true in their first game when they threw it away in the closing minutes. This time they were to make no mistake by blowing Sweden out in the third period to leave Coach Zoran Kovacic happy and looking forward to a mouth watering final group game with the hosts.
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