Croatia Beat Russia In Consolation Game

Just as they did 4 years ago in EuroBasket 2001, the Croatian national team finished the European Championship in 7th place after beating Russia 92-74 classification game for 7th-8th place on Sunday.

The Russian side finished 8th for the second time in a row.

Lithuania Qualify for World Championship

What a difference a day makes.

One night after shooting just 33% from the field in a loss to France, Lithuania looked like a new team by shooting 62% for the game en route to an 89-78 win over Russia. The victory automatically qualifies Lithuania for FIBA World Championship 2006 in Japan - their first appearance in the competition since 1998.



NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birthCurrent club
 Andrei Kirilenko SF 2.06 18.02.1981 Izevsk (RUS)  Utah Jazz (NBA) 
 4Vasily Karasev 1.93 14.04.1971 St. Petersburg Khimki Moscow 
 5Fedor Likholitov 2.10 14.03.1980 St.Petersbourg Dynamo Moscow 
 6Sergey Panov 2.03 30.06.1970 Riazan 
 7Vadim Panin SG 2.03 10.02.1984 Moscow (RUS)  
 8Alexander Petrenko 2.04 04.02.1976 Alma-Ata (KAZ)  
 9Sergey Toporov 1.96 03.01.1981 Sovetsk (RUS)  
10Mikhail Mikhaylov 2.07 17.05.1971 Cheliabinsk (RUS)  
11Zakhar Pashutin 1.96 03.05.1974 Sochi (RUS)  CSKA Moscow 
12Vladimir Dyachok 2.01 22.09.1980 Toliatty (RUS)  Universitet Surgut 
14Dmitry Domani SF 1.98 27.09.1974 Moscow (RUS)  Dynamo Moscow 
15Alexey Savrasenko 2.15 28.02.1979 Krasnodar (RUS)  CSKA Moscow 


Head Coach: Sergey Babkov

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Russians Look To Future

Despite their 89-78 loss to Lithuania at the 2005 EuroBasket, Russian coach Sergey Babkov and point guard JR Holden see a promising future for Russian basketball.

"Look at Andrei Kirilenko, Sergey Monya, Victor Khryapa. These guys are all really young. And they have a great future," said Holden, an American naturalised Russian who was playing in his first international tournament for the Russian national team.

No Time to Rest for Russia and Lithuania

After disappointing defeats last night, Russia and Lithuania return to the court on Friday to play in a pivotal classification game.

The winner earns the right to play in the game for fifth and sixth place, which would still be enough to automatically qualify for the FIBA World Championship in Japan next year. A seventh or eighth place finish would mean that the teams could only qualify for the World Championship via a wild-card.

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