|Zaza Pachulia's Georgia are in the position that every team prefers on the final day, as they hold their fate in their hands |
Georgia v Bulgaria - Monday at 15:30 (14:30 CET)
So far Georgia have beaten anybody apart from the two favorites - Russia and Slovenia - and if they do that one more time their ticket to Vilnius is secured fair and square.
The excitement in the Georgian camp gets higher by the hour with this huge chance to make the Qualifying Round already in their first EuroBasket appearance.
Yet on the other side there's a tough team that still holds a chance to go through as well, Bulgaria.
The big fight they put up on Day 4 against Russia shows just how intimidating they can be.
Coming to the game Georgia hold a 2-2 record while Bulgaria is 1-3.
This means that if Georgia win they advance, while if Bulgaria prevail they would tie records with Georgia but hold the tie-breaker advantage, having won the game.
Yet things can get more complicated considering the last game of the round between Ukraine and Belgium.
In case Ukraine win they would join Georgia and Bulgaria to create a three-way tie in which only the last two still have a chance to go through.
Then Bulgaria will advance only with a 14-point or higher win, and anything below that will send Georgia to celebrate.
Ukraine v Belgium - Monday at 21:00
Neither team has a chance to qualify to the next round but both got pride.
Ukraine was very disappointed with their loss to Georgia and would like to finish the championship with a sweet taste.
Belgium came very-very close several times to win, but still didn't register a victory after 18 years of stoppage.
This game however could still determine the recipient of the last ticket to Vilnius, for the reasons explained above, and that promises interest from more than just the fans of the two teams.