France won the bronze medal game in Naples after a stellar first 20 minutes helped them claim a superb 75-46 victory over Russia.
It was very much a case of de ja vous for Russia Coach Anna Arkhipova Von Kalmanovich who has impressed as a coach during the tournament but was left to watch on helplessly as her team repeated the terrible start that proved so costly in yesterdays semi-final with Spain.
A typically sparkling display from center Emma Meesseman was the highlight of another stunning Belgium performance as they booked their place in the Final with a 73-58 demolition of France.
Meesseman was scintillating with 18 points, 15 rebounds and 5 blocks to cement her place as one of the leading contenders for tournament MVP.
France got out of jail to stay in the hunt for medals after a sensational comeback helped them claim the last semi-final spot with a stunning quadruple overtime 99-96 win over Turkey.
In a dramatic marathon that finished not too long before midnight, Turkey were left shattered and ready to pick up the pieces after they blew numerous opportunities to kill off French hopes.
France crashed to their first loss of the tournament in spectacular fashion as Russia claimed top spot in Group F with a stunning defensive effort in their 57-41 victory.
The result left Russia Coach Anna Arkhipova Von Kalmanovich delighted with the effort of her team as they bounced back from their disappointing and shock loss to Poland.
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