Spain booted out of Euro Championship
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.