21:32 / 22.02.2021.

Author: Katja Miličić

Eurobasket 2022 qualifiers: Croatia loses to Turkey

Croatia center Miro Bilan (Photo: Hrvoje Jelavic/PIXSELL)

Croatia center Miro Bilan (Photo: Hrvoje Jelavic/PIXSELL)

Foto: - / Pixsell

Croatia lost to Turkey in the final Group D game of qualifications for FIBA Eurobasket 2022 84-78.

The game had no effect on Croatia's status since the team had already booked their ticket to the tournament earlier. This is Croatia's second defeat in these qualifiers. Croatia lost to the Netherlands 65-57 on Saturday. Croatia still finished at the top of Group D with ten points and is advancing along with Group D rivals the Netherlands and Turkey.Sweden finished at the bottom of the group.

On the Turkish side, Bugrahan Tuncer and Sertac Sanli were the top scorers, with 17 points each, while Shane Larkin netted 16. Croatia was led by Tomislav Gabrić with 13 points.

The European Championships are scheduled for September 1-18, 2022.

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