Spain booted out of Euro Cham­pi­onship

The Philippine Star - - SPORTS -

IS­TAN­BUL – Reign­ing cham­pion Spain was knocked out of the Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship on Thurs­day, los­ing 92-72 to Slove­nia in Is­tan­bul.

A Spain side fea­tur­ing NBA star Pau Ga­sol was look­ing to win the ti­tle af­ter tri­umph­ing in three of the last four edi­tions, while Slove­nia has never pre­vi­ously done bet­ter than fourth place in 2009.

It will face ei­ther Ser­bia or Rus­sia in Sun­day’s fi­nal, with those two meet­ing in the sec­ond semi­fi­nal on Fri­day.

Ga­sol, of the San An­to­nio Spurs, is now 37 and there are doubts as to whether he will con­tinue rep­re­sent­ing his coun­try.

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