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BASKETBALL >Turkish men’s team to take on Great Britain in European Wheelchair Basketball Championship final

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The Turkish men’s national wheelchair basketball team has reached the European Wheelchair Basketball Championship and will face Great Britain, a team they had beaten in the group stage, in the final on June 30. 

The Turkish team had knocked out Germany in the semi-final in Tenerife, Italy.

Turkey, unbeaten in the five group stage games, also beat Italy in the quarter-final.

Great Britain, which beat The Netherlands in the semis, is looking for a fourth consecutive gold medal at the European Championships. Turkey lost against Great Britain in the final in 2013 and 2015, as well as against Italy in 2009. 

The women’s teams of both finalists have said farewell to the tournament, as the Turkish women’s team could not make it out of the group stage and Great Britain women’s team lost against the Netherlands in the semi-finals.

June/29/2017

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