60 years after winning their first, and last, bronze medal the Greek team will take the podium tonight in the third position after edging Slovenia 57-56 in the bronze medal game on Sunday in Katowice.
This is the second time Greece will go home with a medal in the last four years after winning the gold at EuroBasket 2005.
Spain and Serbia will face off in the EuroBasket 2009 final with Greece playing for the bronze medal. European basketball fans should get used to seeing those three nations challenge for titles well into the future.
In the last three summers, that trio of nations has captured eight of the nine titles in the annual U16, U18 and U20 championships while collecting six additional medals of another color - for a total of 14 of the available 27 medals.
Greece and Slovenia will battle it out for the bronze medal when they meet in EuroBasket 2009's 3rd-4th place game in Katowice on Sunday.
The Greeks were hammered by bitter rivals Spain 82-64. The game was close in the first quarter, but after Juan Carlos Navarro buried a three to give the world champions their first double-digit lead of the night, 31-21, early in the second quarter, they were rarely threatened.
One finalist is already set at EuroBasket 2009 after Spain dominated Greece 82-64 in a one sided Semi-Final on Saturday in Katowice.
This is the first time in history the Spanish team reach the finals twice in a row, and it bestows on them a chance, once again, to bring the first ever European gold medal to Spain.
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