Germany beat Serbia in classic European derby

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Germany were victorious over Serbia on the road (81-88) and ended the first round of the World Cup qualifiers undefeated.

For the winners (6-0), Dennis Schroeder had 21 points, four rebounds and six assists, whereas Boban Marjanovic scored 22 points and grabbed 11 boards for the Serbians (4-2).

France and Greece prevailed over Russia (78-84) and Estonia (56-78), respectively, and earned their sixth victory in the first round of the qualifiers. On the other hand, Great Britain couldn’t beat Israel at home (59-67) and, consequently, they were eliminated.

Results:

Group E: Russia 78-84 France 
Belgium 79-77 Bosnia

Group F: Czech Republic 81-75 Bulgaria
Finland 91-77 Iceland

Group G: Georgia 98-73 Austria
                   Serbia 81-88 Germany 

Group H: Estonia 56-78 Greece                                                                                                                                      Great Britain 59-67 Israel 

*France, Russia, Bosnia, Finland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Germany, Serbia, Georgia, Greece, Israel and Estonia qualified to the second round of the World Cup qualifiers.

**Here are the four new groups that were created after the end of the first round:

Group A 

1. Spain 6-0
2. Turkey 4-2
3. Latvia 4-2
4. Montenegro 3-3
5. Ukraine 3-3
6. Slovenia 2-4

Group B

1. Lithuania 6-0
2. Italy 4-2
3. Poland 3-3
4. Hungary 3-3
5. the Netherlands 3-3
6. Croatia 3-3

Group C

  1. France 6-0
  2. Czech Republic 5-1
  3. Russia 3-3
  4. Finland 3-3
  5. Bosnia 2-4
  6. Bulgaria 2-4

Group D

1. Germany 6-0
2. Greece 6-0
3. Serbia 4-2
4. Israel 3-3
5. Georgia 2-4
6. Estonia 2-4

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