Lose and go home — and miss out on the Rio Olympics.
That’s where things stand as EuroBasket heads into the 16-team knockout stage — the two teams that advance to the Finals get their ticket punched for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, the next five are in the qualifying tournaments (which will have a lot of teams and wild cards. If you’re wondering who is left, here’s what the brackets sort of look like.
Saturday (Sept. 12)
Latvia vs. Slovenia
Greece vs. Belgium
pain vs. Poland
3 p.m.: France vs. Turkey
Sunday (Sept. 13)
6 a.m.: Croatia vs. Czech Republic
8:30 a.m.: Serbia vs. Finland
12:30 p.m.: Israel vs. Italy
3 p.m.: Lithuania vs. Georgia
Latvia/Slovenia winner vs. France/Turkey winner
Spain/Poland winner vs. Greece/Belgium winner
Croatia/Czech Republic winner vs. Serbia/Finland winner
Israel/Italy winner vs. Lithuania/Georgia winner
From there you’ve got a Final Four.
If you’re looking for favorites, France and Serbia are teams to watch, Spain is a traditional powerhouse but they have looked vulnerable, and watch out for Italy.