LIVE: Bulgaria – Georgia, start of the match – Basketball – Eurobasket

LIVE: Bulgaria – Georgia, start of the match – Basketball – Eurobasket
LIVE: Bulgaria – Georgia, start of the match – Basketball – Eurobasket

The Bulgarian national basketball team plays against that of Georgia in its fourth match of Group “A” of the European Championship in Tbilisi.

After their three consecutive defeats to date – by Spain, Turkey and Montenegro, only the Bulgarians have not been successful so far. The Georgians are on a record of one win and two losses after beating the Turks on Sunday night. Of the six teams in the group, the top four will advance. However, with success today, the graduates of Rosen Barchovski will keep chances to qualify for the elimination phase of the championship.

The guard of the national team Stanimir Marinov will not be able to take part in the match due to the thigh injury he received during the match with Montenegro.

The representative team of Bulgaria has two victories in the last five meetings with this opponent, and the most recent one was from 11 years ago at the previous European Championship in which it participated – in Lithuania. Then the national team won on September 5, 2011 with 79:69. From the then team, only Chavdar Kostov and Alexander Yanev are now in the selection, and Filip Videnov is now in the role of executive director of the Bulgarian Basketball Federation.

In the composition of the Georgians are Giorgi Shermadini and Giorgi Tsintsadze, who also played in this championship, as well as the injured Tornike Shengelia.

A year earlier – in 2010, the Bulgarians lost twice to the Georgian team – with 83:94 as guests and with 79:83 at home. In 2001, today’s opponents exchanged one success each. First, Georgia won as a host with 91:75, and a little later Bulgaria prevailed with 85:66 on home soil.


European Basketball Championship, Group A, fourth match

Starting fives of both teams:

BULGARIA: 1. Dee Bost, 9. Chavdar Kostov, 12. Alexander Yanev, 41. Alexander Vezenkov, 17. Emil Stoilov

Breeder: Rosen Barchowski

GEORGIA: 25. Thad McFadden, 4. Rati Andronikashvili, 5. Sandro Mamukelashvili, 9. Giorgi Shermandini, 35. Goga Bitadze

Breeder: Ilias Zouros

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