Germany finished their EuroBasket 2007 performance with an 80-71 win over Croatia in the 5-6 classification game.
Croatia tried to ride the wave of their good performance last night, and led for almost 30 minutes, but once Germany took over the game went in one direction.
Having both secured a spot in the pre-Olympic qualifying tournament with wins on Saturday, Germany and Croatia will meet Sunday to decide between fifth and sixth place at EuroBasket 2007.
Both teams had struggled to win games prior to their wins on Saturday though Croatia had lost four straight by slim margins while for the Germans it was the second straight time they had bounced back from a hefty defeat, having fallen to hosts Spain by 28 the night before.
||Height||Birth date||Place of birth||Current club|
|4||Roko Leni Ukic ||PG ||1.96 ||05.12.1984 ||Split
||FC Barcelona |
|5||Davor Kus ||SG ||1.95 ||21.07.1978 ||Rijeka
|6||Marko Popovic ||PG ||1.86 ||12.06.1982 ||Zadar
||Zalgiris Kaunas |
|7||Marin Rozic ||GF ||2.00 ||14.02.1983 ||Mostar
||Cibona Zagreb |
|8||Nikola Prkácin ||C ||2.08 ||15.11.1975 ||Dubrovnik
||Dynamo Moscow |
|9||Marko Tomas ||SG ||2.06 ||03.01.1985 ||Koprivnica
||Alta Gestion Fuenla. |
|10||Zoran Planinic ||SG ||2.00 ||12.09.1982 ||Mostar
||Tau Ceramica Vitoria |
|11||Mario Stojic ||PF ||1.97 ||06.05.1980 ||Mannheim
|12||Damir Markota ||C ||2.09 ||26.12.1985 ||Sarajevo
||Milwaukee Bucks |
|13||Marko Banic ||PF ||2.05 ||31.08.1984 ||Zadar
|14||Mario Kasun ||C ||2.11 ||05.04.1980 ||Vinkovci
||AXA FC Barcelona |
|15||Stanko Barac ||C ||2.16 ||13.08.1986 ||Mostar
||Tau Ceramica |
Marko Popovic scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half as a balanced Croatia booked their spot in next summer's pre-Olympic qualifying tournament by beating France 86-69 in the 5th-8th classification round of EuroBasket 2007.
The Croatians, who had lost their last four games since beating Spain in the preliminary round, will play the winner of Germany vs Slovenia on Sunday for fifth place.
France and Croatia may be down after losing in their quarter-final showdowns with Russia and Lithuania, respectively but a spot in the pre-Olympic tournament is up for grabs when they hook up Saturday in the 5th-8th classification round.
The winner advances to the tourney while the loser has one final chance to make the pre-Olympic event in the game for 7th place.