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FIBA EuroBasket 2013
38th FIBA European Basketball Championship
EuroBasket 2013 logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host nation Slovenia
Dates 4–22 September
Teams 24 (from 51 federations)
Venues 5 (in 4 host cities)
Champions  France (1st title)
MVP France Tony Parker
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
Points Bosnia and Herzegovina Teletović (21.0)  Spain (78.3)
Rebounds Belgium Hervelle (7.9)  Croatia (40.6)
Assists Lithuania Kalnietis (5.0)  Spain (17.1)
Official website
FIBA EuroBasket 2013
2011
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EuroBasket 2013 was the 38th edition of the EuroBasket championship that is organized by FIBA Europe. It took place from 4 September until 22 September 2013 in Slovenia. The number of participating teams was 24.[1][2]

France defeated Lithuania in the final to win its first title.[3]

Host selection[edit]

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Slovenia brought forward a potential candidature for the FIBA EuroBasket. Countries which were interested in submitting a formal candidature had to do so by 31 August 2010.[4] On 5 September 2010, it was announced that only two countries, Slovenia and Italy had submitted formal bids.[5] On 15 October 2010, Italy announced its withdrawal from the run.[6] The Basketball Federation of Slovenia (BFS) thus remained the only candidate organizer.

The decision on the candidacy was officially reported after FIBA Europe's meeting in Munich, Germany on 5 December 2010. In March 2011, the BFS appointed the economist Aleš Križnar as the director of the event.[7]

Format[edit]

In the first stage, every team had to play against every other team of their group (round-robin). This meant five matches per team.

From every group, the three best teams advanced to the second stage and the three worst teams were eliminated. In the second stage, two new groups were formed. The three best teams from groups A and B were united to form group E and the three best teams from groups C and D were united to form group F.

In these two new groups of the second stage only matches by teams that had not yet played each other have to be played. As for the matches that had already happened in the first stage, their results also counted in the second stage. Therefore every team played three matches and there are 12 teams in the second stage.

Out of the second stage, the four best teams from each of the two groups advanced to the quarterfinals (8 teams in total) whereas the two worst teams will be eliminated from the championship (four teams in total).

Financing[edit]

The fee that Slovenia has to pay to FIBA Europe amounts to 6 million euros. According to the agreement, half of the money will be paid by the Slovenian state.[8][9]

Logo, official song and mascot of the championship[edit]

Official mascot

The official mascot is Lipko,[10] whose name comes from combining the Slovenian word for linden tree and the diminutive "ko". The word lipa is of Slavic origin. Lipko is spelt the same in every language and in every market where he is present.

Attendance[edit]

Serbian fans in Arena Stožice
Slovenian fans in Arena Zlatorog

Preliminary round[edit]

City Arena Visitors
(avg. per game)
Total visitors
(all 15 events)
Total capacity
(all 15 events)
 % visitors
(avg. p/g & total)
Ljubljana Tivoli Hall 1,536 23,040 82,500 27.9
Jesenice Podmežakla Hall 3,389 50,846 82,500 61.6
Celje Zlatorog Arena 2,888 43,320 82,500 52.5
Koper Arena Bonifika 2,542 38,130 75,000 46.2
Total (all 60 events) 2,588 155,336 322,500 48.2
  • Slovenia already beat record attendance of 155,336 after preliminary round for almost 20,000 more people from previous FIBA Eurobasket. The average attendance per game was 2,588 visitors.

Second round[edit]

City Arena Visitors
(avg. per game)
Total visitors
(all 18 events)
Total capacity
(all 18 events)
 % visitors
(avg. p/g & total)
Ljubljana Arena Stožice 5,086 91,560 225,000 40.7

Venues[edit]

On 24 March 2011, it was officially announced that the preliminary round would be played in Novo Mesto, Jesenice, Koper and Ptuj. Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, will host the final round at the Arena Stožice. On 18 June 2012, it was announced that the city council of Ptuj cancelled their bid for the tournament.[11] Novo Mesto cancelled their bid on 2 July 2012.[12] On 28 August 2012, it was confirmed that the preliminary round would be played in Celje and Ljubljana (Tivoli Hall) instead of Ptuj and Novo Mesto, which cancelled their bids.[13]

Location Picture City Arena Capacity Status Round
Stožice Arena.jpg Ljubljana Arena Stožice 12,500[14] Opened in 2010 Second and knockout stages
Jesenice Podmežakla Hall 5,500 Reconstruction completed in 2013 Preliminary stage
Bonifika Arena.png Koper Arena Bonifika 5,000 Reconstruction completed in 2013 Preliminary stage
Tivoli Hall.png Ljubljana Tivoli Hall 5,600[15] Opened in 1965 Preliminary stage
Arena Zlatorog.png Celje Zlatorog Arena 5,500[16] Opened in 2003 Preliminary stage

Qualification[edit]

Olympic Games or Olympic Qualifying Tournament participants Spain, France, Russia, Macedonia, Lithuania, Greece, Slovenia and Great Britain all qualified directly to the EuroBasket 2013 Final Round.

The 31 remaining teams were divided into 5 groups of 5 teams and 1 group of 6 teams. The first and second placed teams in each group plus the 4 best third placed teams were qualified for the Final Round.

The Qualifiers were played between 15 August and 11 September 2012.

The EuroBasket 2013 draw took place on 18 November 2012;[17] first time in the history the draw took place underground – in the Concert Hall of Postojna Cave.[18]

Qualified teams[edit]

Participating countries of EuroBasket 2013
Competition Date Vacancies Qualified
Host Nation 5 December 2010 1  Slovenia
Participants of 2012 Olympics and
of the 2012 Olympic Qualifying Tournament
28 July – 12 August 2012
2–8 July 2012
7  France
 Great Britain
 Greece
 Lithuania
 Macedonia
 Russia
 Spain
Qualified through FIBA Eurobasket
2013 qualification
14 August – 11 September 2012 16  Belgium
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Croatia
 Czech Republic
 Finland
 Georgia
 Germany
 Israel
 Italy
 Latvia
 Montenegro
 Poland
 Serbia
 Sweden
 Turkey
 Ukraine

Squads[edit]

Draw[edit]

The EuroBasket 2013 draw took place on 18 November 2012, first time in history the draw took place underground – in the Postojna Cave Concert Hall, divided the qualified teams into four groups of six, groups A, B, C, and D. It was decided that games would take place in Celje, Jesenice, Koper and Ljubljana.[19][20] Included are the latest published FIBA World Rankings prior to the draw.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

 Spain (2)
 France (8)
 Russia (6)
 Macedonia (34)

 Lithuania (5)
 Greece (4)
 Slovenia (14)
 Great Britain (23)

 Italy (21)
 Croatia (16)
 Germany (13)
 Montenegro (77)

 Finland (48)
 Poland (40)
 Ukraine (50)
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (50)

 Georgia (50)
 Belgium (77)
 Latvia (39)
 Turkey (7)

 Czech Republic (61)
 Serbia (12)
 Israel (31)
 Sweden (83)

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Venue: Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 France 5 4 1 403 344 +59 9 1–0
 Ukraine 5 4 1 378 352 +26 9 0–1
 Belgium 5 2 3 344 371 −27 7 2–0
 Great Britain 5 2 3 360 396 −36 7 1–1
 Germany 5 2 3 390 396 −6 7 0–2
 Israel 5 1 4 364 380 −16 6  
4 September 2013
Israel  71–75 OT  Great Britain
Belgium  57–58  Ukraine
France  74–80  Germany
5 September 2013
Ukraine  74–67  Israel
Germany  73–77 OT  Belgium
Great Britain  65–88  France
6 September 2013
Germany  83–88  Ukraine
Belgium  76–71  Great Britain
France  82–63  Israel
8 September 2013
Great Britain  81–74  Germany
Ukraine  71–77  France
Israel  87–69  Belgium
9 September 2013
Great Britain  68–87  Ukraine
Germany  80–76  Israel
Belgium  65–82  France

Group B[edit]

Venue: Podmežakla Hall, Jesenice

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Serbia 5 3 2 371 366 +5 8 3–0
 Latvia 5 3 2 365 360 +5 8 1–2, 1–1, 1.021
 Lithuania 5 3 2 347 337 +10 8 1–2, 1–1, 1.015
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 3 2 358 359 −1 8 1–2, 1–1, 0.968
 Montenegro 5 2 3 376 382 −6 7  
 Macedonia 5 1 4 356 369 −13 6  
4 September 2013
Latvia  86–75  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Macedonia  80–81  Montenegro
Serbia  63–56  Lithuania
5 September 2013
Montenegro  72–73  Latvia
Bosnia and Herzegovina  67–77  Serbia
Lithuania  75–67  Macedonia
6 September 2013
Montenegro  70–76  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Latvia  59–67  Lithuania
Macedonia  89–75  Serbia
8 September 2013
Bosnia and Herzegovina  62–54  Macedonia
Serbia  80–71  Latvia
Lithuania  77–70 OT  Montenegro
9 September 2013
Latvia  76–66  Macedonia
Lithuania  72–78  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Montenegro  83–76  Serbia

Group C[edit]

Venue: Zlatorog Arena, Celje

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Spain 5 4 1 369 269 +100 9 1–0
 Croatia 5 4 1 337 341 −4 9 0–1
 Slovenia 5 3 2 347 344 +3 8  
 Czech Republic 5 2 3 316 339 −23 7  
 Georgia 5 1 4 366 394 −28 6 1–0
 Poland 5 1 4 329 377 −48 6 0–1
4 September 2013
Georgia  84–67  Poland
Spain  68–40  Croatia
Czech Republic  60–62  Slovenia
5 September 2013
Croatia  77–76  Georgia
Poland  68–69  Czech Republic
Slovenia  78–69  Spain
7 September 2013
Spain  60–39  Czech Republic
Croatia  74–70  Poland
Georgia  68–72  Slovenia
8 September 2013
Poland  53–89  Spain
Czech Republic  95–79  Georgia
Slovenia  74–76 OT  Croatia
9 September 2013
Georgia  59–83  Spain
Croatia  70–53  Czech Republic
Slovenia  61–71  Poland

Group D[edit]

Venue: Arena Bonifika, Koper

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Italy 5 5 0 391 339 +52 10  
 Finland 5 4 1 358 337 +21 9  
 Greece 5 3 2 392 350 +42 8  
 Sweden 5 1 4 345 391 −46 6 1–1, 1.040
 Turkey 5 1 4 355 398 −43 6 1–1, 1.006
 Russia 5 1 4 374 400 −26 6 1–1, 0.956
4 September 2013
Turkey  55–61  Finland
Sweden  51–79  Greece
Russia  69–76  Italy
5 September 2013
Finland  81–60  Sweden
Italy  90–75  Turkey
Greece  80–71  Russia
7 September 2013
Russia  62–81  Sweden
Italy  62–44  Finland
Turkey  61–84  Greece
8 September 2013
Finland  86–83 2OT  Russia
Greece  72–81  Italy
Sweden  74–87  Turkey
9 September 2013
Greece  77–86  Finland
Italy  82–79  Sweden
Turkey  77–89  Russia

Second round[edit]

Eugene "Pooh" Jeter versus Vasilije Micić as Ukraine plays Serbia

The two groups comprised the three best-ranked teams from Groups A, B, C and D. Teams coming from the same initial group did not play again vs. each other, but "carried" the results of the matches played between them from the first round.

The best four teams advanced to the quarterfinals.

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Serbia 5 4 1 371 343 +28 9 1–0
 Lithuania 5 4 1 355 314 +41 9 0–1
 France 5 3 2 388 380 +8 8  
 Ukraine 5 2 3 325 364 −39 7  
 Belgium 5 1 4 318 358 −40 6 1–0
 Latvia 5 1 4 362 360 +2 6 0–1
11 September 2013
Latvia  85–51  Ukraine Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Belgium  69–76  Serbia Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Lithuania  76–62  France Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
13 September 2013
Lithuania  86–67  Belgium Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Ukraine  82–75  Serbia Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
France  102–91  Latvia Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
15 September 2013
Latvia  56–60  Belgium Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Ukraine  63–70  Lithuania Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Serbia  77–65  France Arena Stožice, Ljubljana

Group F[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Croatia 5 4 1 372 361 +11 9  
 Slovenia 5 3 2 385 379 +6 8 1–0
 Italy 5 3 2 374 357 +17 8 0–1
 Spain 5 2 3 375 339 +36 7 1–0
 Finland 5 2 3 341 385 −44 7 0–1
 Greece 5 1 4 381 407 −26 6  
12 September 2013
Finland  63–88  Croatia Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Greece  79–75  Spain Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Slovenia  84–77  Italy Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
14 September 2013
Croatia  76–68  Italy Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Spain  82–56  Finland Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Greece  65–73  Slovenia Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
16 September 2013
Croatia  92–88 2OT  Greece Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Italy  86–81 OT  Spain Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Finland  92–76  Slovenia Arena Stožice, Ljubljana

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
18 September – Ljubljana        
  Serbia  60
20 September – Ljubljana
  Spain  90  
  Spain  72
18 September – Ljubljana
    France (OT)  75  
  Slovenia  62
22 September – Ljubljana
  France  72  
  France  80
19 September – Ljubljana
    Lithuania  66
  Croatia  84
20 September – Ljubljana
  Ukraine  72  
  Croatia  62 Third place
19 September – Ljubljana
    Lithuania  77  
  Lithuania  81   Spain  92
  Italy  77     Croatia  66
22 September – Ljubljana
5th place bracket
Semi-finals Fifth place
19 September – Ljubljana
  Serbia  74  
  Slovenia  92  
 
21 September – Ljubljana
      Slovenia  69
    Ukraine  63
Seventh place
20 September – Ljubljana 21 September – Ljubljana
  Ukraine  66   Serbia  76
  Italy  58     Italy  64

Quarterfinals[edit]

18 September 2013
17:30
Serbia  60–90  Spain
Scoring by quarter: 5–21, 18–27, 16–25, 21–17
Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 7,610
18 September 2013
21:00
Slovenia  62–72  France
Scoring by quarter: 12–10, 12–16, 21–24, 17–22
Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 10,000
19 September 2013
17:45
Croatia  84–72  Ukraine
Scoring by quarter: 22–22, 29–13, 19–26, 14–11
Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 7,700
19 September 2013
21:00
Lithuania  81–77  Italy
Scoring by quarter: 22–15, 18–24, 17–19, 24–19
Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 8,210

Classification 5–8[edit]

19 September 2013
14:30
Serbia  74–92  Slovenia
Scoring by quarter: 16–30, 19–23, 20–18, 19–21
Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 5,730
20 September 2013
14:30
Italy  58–66  Ukraine
Scoring by quarter: 17–13, 17–22, 14–16, 10–15
Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 3,070

Semifinals[edit]

20 September 2013
17:45
Lithuania  77–62  Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 24–19, 16–18, 21–8, 16–17
Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 9,180
20 September 2013
21:00
Spain  72–75 OT  France
Scoring by quarter: 18–14, 16–6, 15–23, 16–22OT: 7–10
Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 9,060

Seventh place game[edit]

21 September 2013
17:30
Serbia  76–64  Italy
Scoring by quarter: 27–11, 14–16, 14–17, 21–20
Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 4,030

Fifth place game[edit]

21 September 2013
21:00
Slovenia  69–63  Ukraine
Scoring by quarter: 16–23, 24–13, 14–8, 15–19
Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 10,000

Third place game[edit]

22 September 2013
17:30
Spain  92–66  Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 23–18, 24–18, 16–12, 29–18
Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 6,050

Final[edit]

22 September 2013
21:00
France  80–66  Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 19–22, 31–12, 18–16, 12–16
Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 10,000


 EuroBasket 2013 Champions 

France
First title

Final ranking[edit]

Qualified for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Qualified as host nation for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Received Wild Card for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Rank Team Record
1  France 8–3
2  Lithuania 8–3
3  Spain 7–4
4  Croatia 8–3
5  Slovenia 7–4
6  Ukraine 6–5
7  Serbia 6–5
8  Italy 6–5
9  Finland 5–3
 Belgium 3–5
11  Greece 4–4
 Latvia 4–4
13  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3–2
 Czech Republic 2–3
 Great Britain 2–3
 Sweden 1–4
17  Germany 2–3
 Montenegro 2–3
 Georgia 1–4
 Turkey 1–4
21  Macedonia 1–4
 Israel 1–4
 Russia 1–4
 Poland 1–4

All-Tournament Team[edit]

PGFrance Tony Parker (MVP)

SGSlovenia Goran Dragić

SFCroatia Bojan Bogdanović

PFLithuania Linas Kleiza

CSpain Marc Gasol

Statistical leaders[edit]

FIBA broadcasting rights[edit]

The tournament was broadcast in a record 167 countries around the globe (previous record is 162 countries).

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIBA Europe Board Expands EuroBasket Field FIBA Europe, 31 May 2010.
  2. ^ EuroBasket 2013 seeding unveiled FIBA Europe. 22 November 2011
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  4. ^ Ten countries express interest in hosting EuroBasket FIBA Europe, 18 May 2010.
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  6. ^ "Sciolto il Comitato Promotore Eurobasket 2013. L’Italia ritira la candidatura al Campionato Europeo - FIP - Federazione Italiana Pallacanestro - official site". Fip.it. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  7. ^ "Križnar postal direktor Eurobasketa 2013" [Križnar Becomes the Director of EuroBasket 2013] (in Slovene). Žurnal24.si. 30 March 2011. 
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  9. ^ "Turk: Nasledni obrok kotizacije ni problem" [Turk: The Next Instalment of the Fee Is not a Problem]. MMC RTV Slovenija (in Slovene). 
  10. ^ Lipko in www.eurobasket2013.org
  11. ^ "Ptuj dokončno odpovedal evropsko prvenstvo v košarki" [Ptuj has finally cancelled European Basketball Championships]. MMC RTV Slovenija (in Slovene). 
  12. ^ "Novo mesto ne bo gostilo EP-ja v košarki" [Novo Mesto will not host European Basketball Championships]. MMC RTV Slovenija (in Slovene). 
  13. ^ "Uradno: Eurobasket bodo gostili Ljubljana, Jesenice, Koper in Celje" [Official: Eurobasket will be played in Ljubljana, Jesenice, Koper and Celje]. MMC RTV Slovenija (in Slovene). 
  14. ^ "THE ARENA Stozice Arena Capacity: 12500". Eurobasket2013.org. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  15. ^ EuroBasket2013.org Tivoli Hall Capacity: 5,600.
  16. ^ "THE ARENA Celje Arena Capacity: 5500". Eurobasket2013.org. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  17. ^ "Slovenia – "Small is big in 2013"". eurobasket2011.com. 18 September 2011. 
  18. ^ "Srbom uspelo: na Eurobasketu vsa "ex-Yu"". Žurnal24.si. 18 September 2012. 
  19. ^ "EuroBasket 2013 Draw Seeds Announced". Eurobasket2013.org. 2013-09-22. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  20. ^ "EuroBasket 2013 Draw Complete". eurobasket2013.org. 18 November 2012. 

External links[edit]