Roko-Leni Ukic scored 18 points as Croatia earned the last Quarter-Final berth from the Qualifying Round Group E by holding off Germany 70-68.
The Croatians had four players in double figures and took advantage of Germany making 20 turnovers - including six straight turnovers in the fourth quarter - as they secured fourth place in the group with a 2-3 record.
It's win or go home for Germany and Croatia who face off in the final Qualifying Round Group E game with a spot in the EuroBasket 2009 Quarter-Finals for the taking.
Either Croatia will live up their expectations by reaching the final eight or Germany will continue their magical EuroBasket 2009 run by booking their trip to Katowice.
A big second half run enabled F.Y.R. of Macedonia to write their first win in the Qualifying Round 86-75 over Germany on the second day of action in Group E in Bydgoszcz.
F.Y.R.O.M. now stand on a 1-3 record, tied with Germany, as both teams still hold a chance to make it to the Quarter-Finals.
Two teams in a very uncommon state will take the stage first on the second day of the games in Bydgoszcz when F.Y.R. of Macedonia and Germany will go head-to-head.
Germany stand on a 1-2 record, while their opponent are still looking for their first win in the Qualifying Round. So far nothing unusual, but what makes this game special is their state of mind.