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France to face Greece in semifinals

Updated: September 22, 2005, 5:16 PM ET
Associated Press

BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro -- France beat defending champion Lithuania 63-47 Thursday to reach the European Championship semifinals behind Boris Diaw's 18 points and 11 rebounds and a strong game from Tony Parker.

The French will next play Greece, which defeated Russia 66-61 on 23 points by Theodoros Papaloukas. Greece advanced to the Euro semifinals for the first time since 1997.

In Friday's quarterfinals, Slovenia plays Germany and Croatia meets Spain.

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