Recalcati Regret Over Italian Defense, AQR Failure

The post-mortem is underway for Italian basketball after their last-place finish in the EuroBasket Additional Qualifying Round  Group B was confirmed in a 95-89 home defeat to Finland on Thursday.

Hopeful before the summer of reaching next month's European Championship in Poland, the Azzurri crashed to a third defeat in four games after Finland's red-hot shooting display from long range.

Finland Finally Win Against Italy

Finland ended their hoodoo against Italy on Thursday by beating the Azzurri in the last Group B game of the EuroBasket Additional Qualifying Round.

After suffering three defeats to the Italians - two in Group A of the Division A campaign and then again in Vantaa in the AQR on August 11, Henrik Dettmann's Finns prevailed in Porto San Giorgio, 95-89.



NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
Massimo Bulleri PG 1.88 10.09.1977 Cecina (ITA)  
Daniele Cinciarini SG 1.94 14.06.1983 Cremona (ITA)  
Alessandro Cittadini 2.07 02.01.1979 Perugia (ITA)  
Luigi Datome PF 2.03 27.11.1987 Montebelluna (ITA)  
Giacomo Galanda PF 2.09 30.01.1975 Udine (ITA)  
Luca Garri PF 2.06 03.01.1982 Asti (ITA)  
Daniel Hackett PG 1.99 19.12.1987 Forlimpopoli (ITA)  
Stefano Mancinelli PF 2.03 17.03.1983 Chieti (ITA)  
Tomas Ress SF 2.08 22.08.1980 Bolzano (ITA)  
Valerio Spinelli PG 1.85 10.07.1979 Napoli (ITA)  
5Jacopo Giachetti PG 1.90 07.12.1983 Pisa (ITA)  
7Matteo Soragna PF 1.98 26.12.1975 Mantova (ITA)  
8Giuseppe Poeta PG 1.91 12.09.1985 Battipaglia (ITA)  
9Marco Mordente SG 1.92 07.01.1979 Teramo (ITA)  
10Luca Vitali PG 2.01 09.05.1986 Bologna (ITA)  
11Andrea Crosariol 2.10 11.11.1984 Milano (ITA)  
15Angelo Gigli FC 2.09 04.06.1983 Pietermaritzburg (RSA)  
20Valerio Amoroso PF 2.04 26.09.1980 Cercola (ITA)  
22Marco Belinelli SG 1.96 25.03.1986 S. Giovanni in P. (ITA)  
31Marco Cusin 2.11 28.02.1985 Pordenone (ITA)  
33Pietro Aradori SG 1.94 09.12.1988 Brescia (ITA)  
35Andrea Bargnani 2.13 26.10.1985 Rome (ITA)  


Head Coach: Carlo Recalcati

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France Edge Closer To EuroBasket After Italian Job
France clinched top spot in Group B of the Additional Qualifying Round for the EuroBasket with a 81-61 home demolition of Italy.

Tony Parker, who missed France's 80-77 overtime win over Italy in the first game between the sides back on August 5, played in front of the home fans on Friday and led Les Bleus with 23 points.
Italy Escape Finland With Narrow Triumph

Italy survived with a thrilling 77-75 win at Finland in the Additional Qualifying Round for the EuroBasket.

The never-say-day Finns trailed in their fortress Vantaa by 13 points in the fourth quarter but staged a furious comeback and had a chance to win in the waning seconds but Teemu Rannikko was off target with a three-ball.

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PTSM. Bulleri10.9
RTV. Amoroso5.3
ASG. Poeta1.0
STM. Bulleri1.6
BSL. Datome0.3


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20.08.2008vs SRB[L] 64-78 (H)
23.08.2008vs HUN[L] 64-68 (A)
27.08.2008vs FIN[W] 88-80 (H)
30.08.2008vs BUL[L] 80-81 (A)
06.09.2008vs SRB[L] 52-72 (A)
10.09.2008vs HUN[W] 75-68 (H)
13.09.2008vs FIN[W] 69-62 (A)
17.09.2008vs BUL[W] 82-81 (H)
05.08.2009vs FRA[L] 77-80 (H)
11.08.2009vs FIN[W] 77-75 (A)
14.08.2009vs FRA[L] 61-81 (A)
20.08.2009vs FIN[L] 89-95 (H)



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