Belgium scraped a 60-58 win at Portugal on Thursday night to win Group A of the EuroBasket Additional Qualifying Round.
By finishing first ahead of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium will take on Group B winners France in an all-or-nothing showdown to determine the last team to reach the EuroBasket in Poland.
Bosnia and Herzegovina held off a resilient Portugal 73-61 on Friday to strengthen their grip on first place in Group A of the EuroBasket Additional Qualifying Round.
Mensur Bajramovic's team won for the third straight time, but Belgium can still overtake them and claim top spot if they manage to beat Bosnia and Herzegovina at home by five points or more and then win in Portugal in their last game.
Portugal have begun their EuroBasket Additional Qualifying Round (AQR) with back-to-back defeats, leaving their hopes of reaching Poland hanging by a thread.
But Portuguese forward Carlos Andrade is still a believer.
Belgium coach Eddy Casteels knows his team had a narrow escape against Portugal in their EuroBasket Additional Qualifying Round clash on Tuesday and he hopes they can capitalize on it.
"This victory is a boost for my team and makes next week's game against Bosnia (and Herzegovina) all the more interesting," he said.
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