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Who will win #FIBAU20Europe title in Chemnitz?

CHEMNITZ (FIBA U20 European Championship 2018) – There are just four teams left in the race for medals at the FIBA U20 European Championship 2018 in Germany.

There are no clear favorites heading into the Semi-Finals, where the golden 1998-born generation of French players will meet Israel (who finished second in last year's event in Crete) and the tournament hosts Germany entertain Croatia.

So who do you think will win it all? 

Having lost the first two games of the tournament, the Bathiste Tchouaffe and Diagne Diawara-led French side just barely avoided a last-place finish in the Group Phase, while Israel suffered a last-second defeat against Germany, but did not lose focus.

For Israel, 17-year-old rising star Deni Avdija is sharing the spotlight with the well-rounded core of more experienced players like Yovel Zoosman, Gil Beni, Miron Ruina and Michael Brisker.

The two other Semi-Finalists, Croatia and Germany, are yet to lose a game in Chemnitz, with everything clicking both in the Group Phase and in the early stages of the Knock-Outs.

Kostja Mushidi, Louis Olinde and Filip Stanic have overseen the home team's success, while Toni Perkovic, Mate Kalajzic and Karlo Uljarevic have been running the show for Croatia, who were largely overlooked as potential medal contenders before the tournament.

If you are looking for more FIBA U20 European Championship content, we invite you to read the Semi-Final preview and check out who the fans fancy in the MVP race.