|Tomaz Bolcina and Slovenia will meet France again in the game for 9th place|
Slovenia, who rallied late to overcome Croatia 90-78, and France, who came from behind to beat Germany 71-62 on Friday, will face off in the game for 9th place at the Sportland U20 European Championship on Sunday.
Slovenia trailed Croatia 42-41 at the half-time interval and then fell behind by as many as six points in the third quarter, before reducing the gap again to two points at the end of the period,
They kept breathing down Croatia's neck however and used a 10-0 run midway through the final frame, capped by back-to-back three-pointers from Miha Lapornik and Tomaz Bolcina, to grab the lead when it most mattered, 80-72 when there was exactly three minutes left to play in the encounter.
Later on Friday evening, France followed Slovenia's example and went off to a slow start, however unlike the Slovenians they did not leave it late to assume control of the encounter.
France extended their advantage to double digits shortly after the third buzzer and, although they did not manage to maintain it at that level for long, they led from a safe distance until the end.