The 4th and final Quarter-Final turned out to be a non-event as the home team blew away their opponents and spent most of the second half running a practice game for the upcoming Semi-Final. Croatia had no chance from the very start against hosts France who dominated throughout.
Finland 49 – Russia 81
Thanks to Russia’s loss yesterday to Ukraine, this game was do-or-die for both teams as a win handed the victor the last Quarter-Final place from Group A. Finland were still on an up after a great show against Slovak Republic but after the first 10 minutes today already started to look a little tired. Russia, however, looked in great shape, the key players having not played a lot of minutes against Ukraine.
Russia 94 Slovak Republic 70
In the first game in Vannes Russia got off to a strong start by steam-rollering the Slovak Republic in the first half then holding on for the win. The Russians lead 15-3 after 5 minutes and stretched that to a 20-point 29-9 margin after 8 minutes had passed. At the end of the 1st quarter the score stood at 34-13.