The playoffs of the European Championship continue in Berlin, where the national team is fighting for the chance to win a medal.
The national teams of Finland and Croatia, who will face each other in the round of 16, stand at the starting line.
The Finns started the championship with two stumbles in three matches (87:89 against Israel and 70:100 against Serbia), but three victories (89:59 against Poland, 98:88 against the Czech Republic and 88:67 against the Netherlands).
Group D was so tight that it was enough for the Finns to climb to second place, while Israel, who scored just one victory less, was left out of the playoffs.
Meanwhile, the Croatians lost to Greece 85:89, crushed Great Britain 86:65, beat Estonia 73:70, fell to Italy 76:81 and beat Ukraine 90:85.
So grateful was the Croatian squad that they could count on points difference in their final match against Ukraine and chose to finish third in the group, hoping for an easier path to the playoffs.
The winner of this pair will meet the Spaniards, who eliminated the Lithuanians, in the quarter-finals.
The Krepsinis.net portal will help you follow the match, which will start at 3:45 p.m. in Berlin.