EuroBasket Women 2011 MVP Elena Danilochkina won't be suiting up for Russia when they attempt to defend their crown this summer, whilst an injury to Aija Putnina has left an already weakened Latvia reeling.
The recent race to qualify for EuroBasket Women 2013 was an absorbing one with all the key ingredients neutrals had hoped for.
Greece didn't make it to next year's EuroBasket Women in France but they finished the Qualification Round campaign with a 70-62 home triumph over Luxembourg on Saturday.
Italy clinched first place in Group E of the EuroBasket Women Qualification Round with a 68-61 victory over Greece.
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