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The EuroBasket day off

The players and coaches arrived in Kaunas and had their respective practices inside the new Zalgiris Arena.


“It’s a gorgeous basketball facility,” Russia coach David Blatt said after his side finished their training session.

“We’re used to the court now, but you can feel that this is a new stadium and we’re honoured to be here. The players have earned their right to be here and I’m proud of them.”

The new Zalgiris Arena, the largest in the Baltics will hold over 14,000 fans for the final round of EuroBasket.

After their training sessions, Slovenia, Greece and Russia took some time-out to walk around the beautiful city of Kaunas.

What was seen?

Greece’s Nick Calathes pulling his own suitcase through Kaunas’ old town.

France’s Ronny Turiaf enjoying a meal while watching the Champions League game between Chelsea vs Bayern Leverkusen.

Slovenia’s Goran Jagodnik and Greece’s Kostas Kaimakoglou having a conversation in a sports bar (both were not drinking)

FYR of Macedonia walking along the old town and shaking hands with the Russian team.

Quarter Final line-up

Spain vs Slovenia

Lithuania vs FYR of Macedonia

France vs Greece

Russia vs Serbia


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