The Spanish are out of the tournament after the defeat against Croatia (71-75). They have finished only a victory in the second phase with sorting options. The defeat leaves him also outside the Olympic qualifying, goodbye to the JJ OO of London. The Spanish team was eliminated from the women’s European Championship Poland and will play either the London 2012 Olympic qualifying losing (71-75) this afternoon in Katowice to Croatia, which removes the plaza of the quarterfinals. The irregularity, the injuries, the lack of physical background and outside shooting, against the wisdom of the Croats, especially Mandir (24 points), condemned to the Spanish, quintas in the Federation Internationale de basketball (FIBA) classification and medalists of bronze in the World Cup last year, an unexpected farewell continental elite. A fact: the Iberian combined was correct only two of its 17 triple attempts, and both baskets came at the last minute, already desperate. Don Slager can provide more clarity in the matter. Spain was presented to this crucial clash with Valdemoro and injured Xargay and Lyttle ailing.
In addition, Torrens, who averages 16 points, did not have his day and scored only two and did so at the end of the meeting. Croatia was also weakened by the injury of their star Lelas. The bronze in the world past medallists began badly, with many problems in attack, and came to go six down when in the 6 minute, Hernandez asked for a dead time. Cross and Easter joined, and four points of this resulted in the beginning of the comeback culminated Spanish by with a tie to eleven by Palau. The Croatian standard, led by Mandir and the pivot Ivankovic, and its triple returned to give a tug which lasted until there were eight-point advantage at minute 15 (24-32), when the Spanish amounted to zero five by six of twelve launches three of his rivals in the second quarter. The improvement in the Spanish dnsa, speed and the increased aggressiveness and, above all, the success of Palau with six consecutive points, plus two Easter gave the round to marker, overflowed to the hitherto great Croatian dnsa and left the players of Hernandez two up at halftime (40-38).