FYROM coach Marijan Srbinovski provoked with his statements by refering to FYROM as Macedonia.
"Greece is the favourite. We will fight and will do whatever we can to give joy to our fans not only here in Zagreb but in FYROM (he said Macedonia but Greek reporters corrected him) that they will be watching us. My players look forward to playing in the Eurobasket. Their participation is a challenge for them that starts with Greece. We want to prove what we can do and give our best with fighting spirit against every opponent" the 41-year-old coach said.