Before the games of round of 16, there were some clear favourites. Despite that, all games were extremely close and we could say for every team at some point, that they could get their win.
One of the biggest favourites to win the tournament, Serbia, lost against Italy, a result most didn’t expect, even Italy’s coach Gianmarco Pozzecco. Finland so far is the only team that might considered a surprise but still is a team with some great players, especially Lauri Markkanen who had an amazing and historic performance against Croatia. He had 43 points – a new Finnish national team record at a major FIBA event – 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, and 19/29 from the field, with 0 turnovers.
We have some very promising games for the next round, with the games starting tomorrow. Lets see if we will have a massive surprise again as big as the elimination of Serbia.
Top 8 Schedule:
|Spain – Finland||Tuesday (September 13), 17:15 CEST|
|Germany – Greece||Tuesday (September 13), 20:30 CEST|
|France – Italy||Wednesday (September 14), 17:15 CEST|
|Slovenia – Poland||Wednesday (September 14), 20:30 CEST|