Following the meeting of the FIBA Europe Board in November 2002, it was decided that a new system of qualification would be implemented for the 2005 European Championship for Men.
Italy left it desperately but they finally put together a good performance against Bosnia and Herzegovina, securing an 80-72 victory and keeping their Eurobasket hopes alive.
Slovenia took a huge step towards the second round tonight in Luleå as they picked up their second victory in Eurobasket, 73-62, over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bosnia gave a good account of themselves throughout, but despite taking a 54-48 lead into the 4th quarter, they could not capitalise.
France lived up to home expectations tonight in Luleå as they put on a second half show to dismantle Bosnia and Herzegovina, 98-76.
France began the first quarter with a strong starting five, particularly Jerome Moiso who proved to be unstoppable under the basket.
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