FIBA EuroBasket 2005 qualification

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The 2005 European Basketball Championship, commonly called Eurobasket 2005, was held in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro between 16 September and 25 September 2005. The FIBA European Basketball Championship is a bi-annual basketball competition between national teams organised by FIBA Europe, the sport's governing body in Europe. This is the third time that championship is hosted by city of Belgrade (previously in 1961 and 1975).

Competition format[edit]

The Eurobasket competition format comprises two divisions, Division A and Division B both of which play parallel to each other . Although their games take place at the same time, they compete for two very different goals.

Division A competing for the honours of being the champions of Europe, and for a berth in the Basketball World Championship. The qualifying round involves five groups of four teams playing a double round-robin tournament, whereby the winner receives 2 points and loser receives 1 point. The top two teams in each group qualify to the final round, the remaining ten teams then compete in the additional qualifying round. It is organized into three groups of four, again playing a double round-robin tournament. Once finished, the top team in each group moves on to the additional qualifying tournament, the middle team is out of the competition until the next Eurobasket, the bottom teams are then moved to the relegation tournament. The additional qualifying tournament consists of three teams playing each other in Novi Sad, the top team becoming the final qualifier into the final round. The relegation tournament is very similar, except this the bottom teams are relegated into Division B, and the top team is safely out of the competition.

Division B competes for a promotion into Division A for the next Eurobasket tournament. The 15 teams are divided into four groups, with three or four teams in each, playing a double round-robin tournament in the qualifying round. Once finished, the top team in each group moves on to the qualification games. The top two teams in the qualification games are then promoted to Division A.

Division A[edit]

Qualifying Round[edit]

Top two teams in each group qualify for main tournament. Others compete in "additional qualifying round".

Group A
Nation GP W L Pts
 Croatia 4 3 1 7
 Russia 4 3 1 7
 Sweden 4 0 4 4
Group B
Nation GP W L Pts
 Latvia 6 4 2 10
 Bulgaria 6 4 2 10
 Israel 6 3 3 9
 Portugal 6 1 5 7
Group C
Nation GP W L Pts
 Germany 6 6 0 12
 Ukraine 6 3 3 9
 Hungary 6 2 4 8
 Belgium 6 1 5 7
Group D
Nation GP W L Pts
 France 6 5 1 11
 Slovenia 6 5 1 11
 Czech Republic 6 1 5 7
 Poland 6 1 5 7
Group E
Nation GP W L Pts
 Turkey 6 6 0 12
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 6 4 2 10
 Netherlands 6 1 5 7
 Estonia 6 1 5 7

8 September 2004

  • 17:00 Paks, Hungary: Hungary 96 – 70 Belgium
  • 17:00 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Bosnia and Herzegovina 65 – 75 Turkey
  • 17:45 Zadar, Croatia: Croatia 86 – 63 Russia
  • 18:00 Ventspils, Latvia: Latvia 80 – 57 Israel
  • 18:00 Tallinn, Estonia: Estonia 91 – 88 Netherlands
  • 18:30 Celje, Slovenia: Slovenia 77 – 61 France
  • 19:00 Nymburk, Czech Republic: Czech Republic 82 – 57 Poland
  • 19:00 Yuzhny, Ukraine: Ukraine 61 – 81 Germany
  • 20:30 Varna, Bulgaria: Bulgaria 89 – 87 Portugal

11 September 2004

  • 13:30 Wrocław, Poland: Poland 71 – 80 Slovenia
  • 17:00 São João da Madeira, Portugal: Portugal 76 – 81 Latvia
  • 18:15 Metz, France: France 89 – 56 Czech Republic
  • 19:00 Braunschweig, Germany:
  • 19:00 Moscow, Russia: Russia 97 – 64 Sweden
  • 19:30 Istanbul, Turkey: Turkey 85 – 57 Estonia
  • 19:30 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands: Netherlands 77 – 82 Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 20:00 Ra'anana, Israel: Israel 84 – 64 Bulgaria
  • 20:15 Charleroi, Belgium: Belgium 81 – 85 Ukraine

14 September 2004

  • 20:45 Ra'anana, Israel: Israel 96 – 101 Portugal

15 September 2004

  • 17:30 Sofia, Bulgaria: Bulgaria 96 – 85 Latvia
  • 18:00 Prostějov, Czech Republic: Czech Republic 70 – 71 Slovenia
  • 18:00 Kaposvár, Hungary: Hungary 90 – 67 Ukraine
  • 18:00 Tallinn, Estonia: Estonia 61 – 70 Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 19:00 Stockholm, Sweden: Sweden 69 – 86 Croatia
  • 19:15 Dortmund, Germany: Germany 81 – 61 Belgium
  • 19:30 Istanbul, Turkey: Turkey 83 : 59 Netherlands
  • 20:30 Bercy, Paris, France: France 85 : 65 Poland

18 September 2004

  • 13:30 Wrocław, Poland: Poland 86 – 78 Czech Republic
  • 15:30 Nürnberg, Germany: Germany 95 – 69 Ukraine
  • 17:00 Santiago do Cacém, Portugal: Portugal 72 – 87 Bulgaria
  • 17:00 Chalon-sur-Saône, France: France 85 – 69 Slovenia
  • 19:00 Perm, Russia: Russia 75 – 65 Croatia
  • 19:30 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands: Netherlands 76 – 72 Estonia
  • 19:30 Istanbul, Turkey: Turkey 77 – 59 Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 20:00 Ra'anana, Israel: Israel 79 – 77 Latvia
  • 20:15 Charleroi, Belgium: Belgium 101 – 97 Hungary

22 September 2004

  • 17:30 Varna, Bulgaria: Bulgaria 72 – 65 Israel
  • 18:00 Opava, Czech Republic: Czech Republic 95 – 104 France
  • 18:00 Tallinn, Estonia: Estonia 76 – 78 Turkey
  • 19:00 Budapest, Hungary: Hungary 70 – 78 Germany
  • 19:00 Uppsala, Sweden: Sweden 81 – 92 Russia
  • 19:00 Ventspils, Latvia: Latvia 92 – 64 Portugal
  • 19:00 Yuzhny, Ukraine: Ukraine 89 – 78 Belgium
  • 20:05 Maribor, Slovenia: Slovenia 82 – 62 Poland
  • 20:15 Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Bosnia and Herzegovina 86 – 59 Netherlands

25 September 2004

Additional Qualifying Round[edit]

Top team in each group plays in "additional qualifying tournament", with a chance to advance to main tournament. Last team in each group plays in "relegation tournament", trying to avoid being relegated to Division B.

Group A
Nation GP W L Pts
 Czech Republic 4 4 0 8
 Estonia 4 1 3 5
 Poland 4 1 3 5
Group B
Nation GP W L Pts
 Israel 4 4 0 8
 Belgium 4 2 2 6
 Netherlands 4 0 4 4
Group C
Nation GP W L Pts
 Hungary 4 3 1 7
 Portugal 4 2 2 6
 Sweden 4 1 3 5

19 August 2005

  • 19:00 Rakvere, Estonia: Estonia 57 – 75 Czech Republic

20 August 2005

  • 17:05 Lisbon, Portugal: Portugal 76 – 87 Hungary
  • 19:00 Leuven, Belgium: Belgium 75 – 79 Israel

23 August 2005

  • 17:00 Prague, Czech Republic: Czech Republic 73 – 64 Poland
  • 17:00 Budapest, Hungary: Hungary 75 – 68 Sweden
  • 20:00 Nahariya, Israel: Israel 89 – 60 Netherlands

26 August 2005

  • 18:00 Starogard Gdański, Poland: Poland 82 – 76 Estonia
  • 19:00 Malmö, Sweden: Sweden 71 – 77 Portugal
  • 20:00 Groningen, Netherlands: Netherlands 51 – 61 Belgium

29 August 2005

  • 17:00 Opava, Czech Republic: Czech Republic 96 – 86 Estonia
  • 18:00 Székesfehérvár, Hungary: Hungary 77 – 76 Portugal
  • 20:00 Nahariya, Israel: Israel 69 – 67 Belgium

1 September 2005

  • 18:00 Włocławek, Poland: Poland 64 – 69 Czech Republic
  • 19:00 Östersund, Sweden: Sweden 73 – 67 Hungary
  • 20:00 Groningen, Netherlands: Netherlands 78 – 82 Israel

4 September 2005

  • 16:00 Leuven, Belgium: Belgium 76 – 63 Netherlands
  • 17:00 Tondela, Portugal: Portugal 74 – 67 Sweden
  • 18:00 Tallinn, Estonia: Estonia 74 – 45 Poland

Additional Qualifying Tournament[edit]

Top team qualifies for main tournament.

Nation GP W L Pts
 Israel 2 2 0 4
 Hungary 2 1 1 3
 Czech Republic 2 0 2 2

11 September 2005

12 September 2005

13 September 2005

Relegation Tournament[edit]

Top team in "relegation tournament" continues to play in Division A. Bottom two teams are relegated to Division B for 2006.

Nation GP W L Pts
 Sweden 2 2 0 4
 Netherlands 2 1 1 3
 Poland 2 0 2 2

11 September 2005

12 September 2005

13 September 2005

Division B[edit]

Qualifying Round[edit]

Group A
Nation GP W L Pts
 Denmark 4 3 1 7
 Iceland 4 2 2 6
 Romania 4 1 3 5
Group B
Nation GP W L Pts
 Ireland 6 4 2 10
 Slovakia 6 4 2 10
 Switzerland 6 4 2 10
 Malta 6 0 6 6
Group C
Nation GP W L Pts
 Austria 6 5 1 11
 Belarus 6 4 2 10
 Cyprus 6 3 3 9
 Albania 6 0 6 6
Group D
Nation GP W L Pts
 Macedonia 6 5 1 11
 Georgia 6 4 2 10
 Finland 6 3 3 9
 Luxembourg 6 0 6 6

10 September 2004

  • 19:00 Aarhus, Denmark: Denmark 81 – 71 Iceland

11 September 2004

13 September 2004

  • 19:00 Msida, Malta: Malta 53 – 107 Slovakia

14 September 2004

15 September 2004

18 September 2004

  • 17:00 Espoo, Finland: Finland 78 – 87 Macedonia
  • 17:00 Msida, Malta: Malta 57 – 90 Switzerland
  • 19:00 Bratislava, Slovakia: Slovakia 70 – 67 Ireland
  • 19:00 Tirana, Albania: Albania 67 – 76 Cyprus
  • 19:00 Oberwart, Austria: Austria 91 – 92 Belarus
  • 20:00 Soleurvre, Luxembourg: Luxembourg 61 – 87 Georgia

19 September 2004

  • 16:00 Keflavík, Iceland: Iceland 79 – 73 Romania

2 September 2005

  • 20:15 Oberwart, Austris: Austria 73 – 66 Cyprus

3 September 2005

  • 14:00 Keflavík, Iceland: Iceland 60 – 77 Denmark
  • 15:00 Helsinki, Finland: Finland 87 – 79 Georgia
  • 17:00 Gomel, Belarus: Belarus 110 – 58 Albania
  • 17:15 Dublin, Ireland: Ireland 98 – 49 Malta
  • 19:00 Bratislava, Slovakia: Slovakia 60 – 66 Switzerland
  • 19:00 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia: Macedonia 105 – 66 Luxembourg

7 September 2005

  • 18:00 Levice, Slovakia: Slovakia 100 – 39 Malta
  • 19:00 Tirana, Albania: Albania 82 – 90 Austria
  • 19:00 Tbilisi, Georgia: Georgia 73 – 60 Macedonia
  • 19:00 Risskov, Denmark: Denmark 67 – 69 Romania
  • 20:00 Geneva, Switzerland: Switzerland 76 – 57 Ireland
  • 20:00 Nicosia, Cyprus: Cyprus 87 – 77 Belarus
  • 20:30 Dudelange, Luxembourg: Luxembourg 62 – 82 Finland

10 September 2005

  • 17:00 Bucharest, Romania: Romania 72 – 80 Iceland
  • 17:00 Gomel, Belarus: Belarus 60 – 69 Austria
  • 17:15 Dublin, Ireland: Ireland 82 – 68 Slovakia
  • 17:30 Geneva, Switzerland: Switzerland 83 – 37 Malta
  • 18:15 Nicosia, Cyprus: Cyprus 96 – 75 Albania
  • 19:00 Tbilisi, Georgia: Georgia 87 – 65 Luxembourg
  • 20:30 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia: Macedonia 83 – 70 Finland

Qualification games[edit]

The winner of Group A faces the winner of Group B in a pair of home-and-away games. Similarly, the winners of Groups C and D face each other. The winner of each series (by overall point differential if the two-game series is split) is promoted to Division A beginning in 2006.

17 September 2005

  • 17:00 Dublin, Ireland: Ireland 80 – 66 Denmark
  • 18:00 Gmunden, Austria: Austria 75 – 101 Macedonia

24 September 2005

  • 15:00 Aarhus, Denmark: Denmark 86 – 70 Ireland
Denmark won on aggregate 152 – 150
  • 20:00 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia: Macedonia 99 – 62 Austria
Macedonia won on aggregate 200 – 137

Denmark and Macedonia won promotion to Division A in 2006–2007.

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