|17 July 2005|
Group C was the tightest of the four with three teams recording a 2-1 record.
However, it is Italy and Israel who advance with Slovenia missing out. Israel secured their place with a 59-56 defeat of Italy.
A tight game was ultimately settled by two Omri Casspi free throws as time elapsed.
Italy had one chance at forcing overtime but Luigi Datome's three-pointer missed the basket.
Elishay Kadir led Israel with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Slovenia at least had the consolation of going out on a high with a 54-44 win against Bulgaria - Klemen Lorbek pouring in 18 points.
France cruised through from Group A with a 100% record following an 80-71 triumph against Russia, who also advance.
Guard Marc-Antoine Pellin led the way for the French with 17 points.
Sunday's other game in the Group was won by Germany, who beat Lithuania 87-84.