Serbia and Italy clash in FIBA Europe Championship
A thrilling match-up is expected on Day 1 of the FIBA Europe Championship as Serbia and Italy lock horns in a Group B match in Šiauliai on Wednesday.
The Serbians are out to improve their surprise performance two years ago in Poland, where they finished runner-up to Spain.
Leading the squad in this year's tournament are Milos Teodosic, Dusko Savanovic, Nenad Krstic and Kosta Perovic.
Other members of the Dusan Ivkovic-coached squad are Milenko Tepic, Aleksandar Rasic, Ivan Paunic, Nemanja Bjelica, Stefan Markovic, Marko Keselj, Milan Macvan, and Boban Marjanovic.
Failing to make it to the final roster is forward Novica Velickovic, who is out with a muscle injury.
Italy, meanwhile, is out to make an impression in its return to the biennial tournament after failing to qualify two years ago. Head coach Simone Pianigiani named a strong squad spearheaded by NBA players Andrea Bargnani, Danilo Gallinari and Marco Belinelli.
They will be joined by Andrea Cinciarini, Marco Cusin, Luigi Datome, Daniel Hackett, Antonio Maestranzi, Stefano Mancinelli, Marco Mordente, Andrea Renzi and Marco Carraretto.
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