Men’s national team of Russia beat the team of Bulgaria in the match of the second stage of the qualifying tournament of the World Cup. The match ended with a score of 77:73 in favor of the hosts.
The Russians already in the first quarter secured an advantage of 10 points, but they allowed the opponent to reduce the gap in the score. By the break, the guests were 7 points behind, and before the final quarter the Russians had only “+2”.
Sergei Karasev scored 13 points in this game, Semen Antonov – 10.
After this victory, the Russians climbed to third place in the standings. The three best teams from each European group will qualify for the final stage of the World Cup.