Turkey qualify for 2019 World Cup in China
Despite the loss to Montenegro 71-66 in an away match on Dec. 2, Turkey guaranteed to finish the Group I in the third place at worse as it had tiebreakers over Montenegro, Latvia and Ukraine.
Following the weekend’S result, Turkey is at second place in Group I with 7 wins and 3 losses after Spain that recorded 8 wins and 2 losses.
Turkey beat Slovenia 95-68 in the quarter-final and beat Serbia 83-82 in the semi-final to rank second in the Championship.
In 2001, Turkey played against Yugoslavia in the FIBA European Championship Final.
It claimed the second place after defeated by Yugoslavia 69-78 in Istanbul.
Turkey beat Croatia 87-85 in the quarter-final and defeated Germany 79-78 in the semi-final match.
Separately, Turkey bagged two gold, one silver and three bronze medals in the Mediterranean Games.