Slovakia prevailed 68-67 over Serbia & Montenegro to clinch seventh place in the European Championships here in Patras.
Ljubi Drljaca scored to give the Serbo-Montenegrins a 67-66 advantage with just 24 seconds left.
France trounced Serbia & Montenegro 83-61 on Saturday to earn the right to face Belgium in the classification game to determine fifth and sixth place at the European Championships.
Spain claimed a remarkable 76-64 victory over Serbia & Montenegro on Friday in the last quarter-final of the European Championships to set up a rematch with Group B opponents Russia.
Vicente Rodriguez´s troops came into the game unbeaten but they trailed until late in the third quarter when inspiration from the most unlikely source helped them move past the Serbo-Montenegrins.
Serbia & Montenegro started these European Championships on a losing note but they go into the quarter-final round on a two-game winning streak after a comprehensive triumph over Israel.
Lara Mandic poured in a game-high 22 points and had nine rebounds as Miodrag Veskovic's troops kept Israel winless in Group A.
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