Greece, Slovenia Avoid Relegation

09 August 2008

Two outcomes are already set in the 2008 Young Men European Championship in Riga.

While four teams are still fighting for the medals the identity of the two last teams is known.

Bulgaria and Georgia finished in the last two spots and will play in Division B next summer.

Greece and Slovenia, who didn't expect to play against relegation, recovered in time and survived with key wins in the 13-16 classification games.

Georgia was just seconds away from the Qualifying Round, but after the loss to Israel in the last game of the first stage lost their spirit.

They lost all their last three games to finish the Classification Round with a 0-3 record.

Bulgaria won two games in this round, but a 41 point loss to Greece hurt them in the three way tie-breaker. The 80-78 win today over Slovenia was already too little too late.

The winners in the Germany-Estonia and Belgium-Sweden Division B games, to take place later on today, will move up to Division A to replace Bulgaria and Georgia.

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