Photo: FIBA. All rights reserved.
Photo: FIBA

Today marked the end of the last group stage competition day. Spain has barely won over Germany,  in a match where the host had a chance to get to extra time, using free throws. Sadly for the home fans, Dennis Schröder missed the third throw, allowing Spain to win by a point (77-76). In the B group, Serbia took the first spot, by a fifth win on the Championship, over Italy.

Izašli su i rezultati kvalifikacionog žreba za novu sezonu Lige Evrope. Srpski predstavnik Vojvodina će se za učešće u prestižnom takmičnju boriti protiv češke Viktorije Plzen. Za korak dalje i plasiranje u LE će se boriti i Steaua, prekjuče deklasirana na partizanovom stadionu, JNA. Rumunskiog šampiona očekuje duel sa norveškim Rozenborgom.

Mečevi poslednjeg kruga kvalifikacija se igraju između 20. i 27. avgusta.


After another draw of the day, the pairs were made for the last qualifying round for the Europa League. The Serbian participant, Vojvodina will be fighting Victoria Plzen. Another interesting match that awaits is Steua Bucuresti, against the Norwegian Rosenborg. The Romanian champion has lost its last european match, just two days ago, playing against the current Serbian champion, Partizan, on the JNA stadium in Belgrade.

The six pots of teams were mixed and matched in today’s World Cup draw. The pots were formed according to the latest FIFA rankings, and were the following:

Pot 1: Germany (as the current champions), Belgium, Holland, Portugal, Romania, England, Wales, Spain, Croatia

Pot 2: Slovakia, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic, France, Iceland, Denmark, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Pot 3: Ukraine, Scotland, Poland, Hungary, Sweden, Albania, Northern Ireland, Serbia, Greece

Pot 4: Turkey, Slovenia, Israel, Republic of Ireland, Norway, Bulgaria, Faroe Islands, Montenegro, Estonia

Pot 5: Cyprus, Latvia, Armenia, Finland, Belarus, FYR Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Moldova

Pot 6: Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Georgia, Malta, San Marino, Andorra.


THE FINISHED GROUPS:

Group A: Netherlands, France, Sweden, Bulgaria, Belarus, Luxembourg

Group B: Portugal, Switzerland, Hungary, Faroe Islands, Latvia, Andorra

Group C: Germany, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Norway, Azerbaijan, San Marino

Group D: Wales, Austria, Serbia, Republic of Ireland, Moldova, Georgia

Group E: Romania, Denmark, Poland, Montenegro, Armenia, Kazakhstan

Group F: England, Slovakia, Scotland, Slovenia, Lithuania, Malta

Group G: Spain, Italy, Albania, Israel, FYR Macedonia, Liechtenstein

Group H: Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Estonia, Cyprus

Group I: Croatia, Iceland, Ukraine, Turkey, Finland.

Among the legends participating in the big draw were Ronaldo (the real one), Eto’o, Fabio Cannavaro, Diego Forlan…