FIBA EuroBasket 2015

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FIBA EuroBasket 2015
39th FIBA European Basketball Championship
EuroBasket 2015 logo.png
Tournament details
Host nation  Croatia
 France
 Germany
 Latvia
Dates 5–20 September
Teams 24 (from 37 federations)
Venues (in 5 host cities)
2013
2017 >
Qualified teams for the EuroBasket 2015.
Former EuroBasket 2015 logo

FIBA EuroBasket 2015 will be the 39th edition of the EuroBasket championship that is organised by FIBA Europe running from 5–20 September 2015.

Host selection[edit]

On 18 December 2011, FIBA Europe decided to let Ukraine host Eurobasket 2015, after France, Croatia, Germany and Italy withdrew their joint bid.[1] On 19 March 2014, tournament director Markiyan Lubkivsky announced that EuroBasket 2015 will not take place in Ukraine because of the political and financial crisis and the championship will be relocated.[2][3] But later, FIBA Europe was forced to deny reports that Ukraine had given up the hosting rights for EuroBasket 2015 due to the continuous political situation and security issues in Ukraine.[4] On 13 June 2014 FIBA Europe officially announced that Ukraine will not be hosting the championships.[5]

Sixteen countries had expressed an initial interest to bid for the relocated event. National Federations were called by FIBA Europe to officially bid for hosting the tournament or parts of the tournament until 31 July 2014. The day after FIBA Europe announced eight official bids from potential organizers:[6]

All interested federations were provided optionally to bid to stage either one of the four groups in the Group Phase of the tournament, one of the groups and the finals, or only the Final Phase. FIBA Europe was officially to announce details of the bids after 27 August 2014.[6]

Croatia, France and Turkey bid to organise one of the four Group Phase groups and the Final Phase knock-out round. Additionally Turkey bid to organise the Final Phase round only. All other countries bid to organise only one of the four Group Phase groups. Prior to the Board meeting Turkey withdrew their candidature from hosting any part of the tournament while Poland and Croatia withdrew their candidature to host the Final Phase of the tournament, leaving France as the only candidate to host the Final Phase.[7]

On 8 September 2014, it was announced that the EuroBasket 2015 tournament would be hosted in Germany (Berlin), Croatia (Zagreb), Latvia (Riga) and France (Montpellier), with each of the countries hosting one respective group during the group stage of the tournament. France will be the host of the knock-out phase and the finals in the city of Lille at the multifunctional Stade Pierre-Mauroy, which will have a 27,000 capacity.[7]

Venues[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Qualification for the tournament took place in two phases; the first featured 13 teams who failed to qualify for FIBA EuroBasket 2013, the winner of which qualifying directly for the finals. The remaining teams then went into qualification with the remaining FIBA Europe sides.

Qualified teams[edit]

Team Qualification Date of qualification Tournament appearance Last appearance
 Spain Host nation of 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup & 3rd place of FIBA EuroBasket 2013 23 May 2009 30 2013
 Ukraine 6th place at FIBA EuroBasket 2013 18 December 2011 (as initial host) 7 2013
 Estonia Winners of 1st round of FIBA EuroBasket 2015 qualification 1 September 2013[8] 5 2001
 France Winners of FIBA EuroBasket 2013 18 September 2013 37 2013
 Slovenia 5th place at FIBA EuroBasket 2013 19 September 2013 12 2013
 Croatia 4th place at FIBA EuroBasket 2013 19 September 2013 12 2013
 Lithuania Runner-up at FIBA EuroBasket 2013 19 September 2013 13 2013
 Serbia 7th place at FIBA EuroBasket 2013 21 September 2013 12 2013
 Finland Wild card at 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup 1 February 2014 13 2013
 Greece Wild card at 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup 1 February 2014 25 2013
 Turkey Wild card at 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup 1 February 2014 22 2013
 Latvia 1st in Second Round Group F 24 August 2014 13 2013
 Israel 1st in Second Round Group B 24 August 2014 28 2013
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1st in Second Round Group A 24 August 2014 9 2013
 Belgium 1st in Second Round Group D 24 August 2014 16 2013
 Georgia 1st in Second Round Group E 27 August 2014 3 2013
 Czech Republic 2nd in Second Round Group E 27 August 2014 4 2013
 Germany 2nd in Second Round Group C 27 August 2014 23 2013
 Netherlands 2nd in Second Round Group B 27 August 2014 15 1989
 Poland 1st in Second Round Group C 27 August 2014 27 2013
 Macedonia 2nd in Second Round Group D 27 August 2014 5 2013
 Italy 1st in Second Round Group G 27 August 2014 36 2013
 Russia 2nd in Second Round Group G 27 August 2014 12 2013
 Iceland 2nd in Second Round Group A 27 August 2014 1

Draw[edit]

Seedings[edit]

FIBA Europe released the seedings for the EuroBasket 2015 draw on 27 November 2014.[9] According to the FIBA Europe regulations the participating nations, the 10 participants of the 2014 World Cup would be seeded first, based on their respective records in FIBA EuroBasket 2013, with the remaining teams seeded based on their qualification records.[9]

Final Draw[edit]

The draw took place on 8 December 2014 at 16:00 at Disneyland in Paris, France.[10][11] Criteria for the draw was as follows:

  • The four hosts were drawn together, but as Latvia were amongst the third seeded teams and Germany the fifth, only three teams would be in fourth and sixth pot containing the remaining seeds and these teams could not be drawn into groups with Latvia and Germany respectively.
  • France and Croatia, as hosts, were drawn first and the two remaining first seeds, Spain and Lithuania, were drawn separately into the remaining two groups not already with a top-seeded team.
  • In addition to this, following on from the exceptional circumstances leading to the relocation of EuroBasket 2015, each of the four hosts was granted the right to select a partner federation for commercial and marketing criteria. These teams would automatically be placed into the same group as their chosen partner country. The selections were;
    • France and Finland
    • Germany and Turkey
    • Croatia and Slovenia
    • Latvia and Estonia [12] [13]
Pot 1
(Hosts)
Pot 2
(Remaining First Seeds)
Pot 3
(Second Seeds)
Pot 4
(Remaining Third Seeds)
Pot 5
(Fourth Seeds)
Pot 6
(Remaining Fifth Seeds)
Pot 7
(Sixth Seeds)

 Croatia
 France
 Germany
 Latvia

 Lithuania
 Spain

 Slovenia (Placed into Group C)
 Ukraine
 Serbia
 Finland (Placed into Group A)

 Greece
 Turkey (Placed into Group B)
 Bosnia and Herzegovina

 Poland
 Belgium
 Macedonia
 Italy

 Israel
 Czech Republic
 Georgia

 Netherlands
 Russia
 Iceland
 Estonia (Placed into Group D)

Preliminary round[edit]

The best four teams of each group advance to the knockout stage.[14]

     Team advances to the knockout stage
     Team is eliminated

Group A[edit]

Venue: Montpellier, France

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Finland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Poland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Israel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 September 2015
Poland   Bosnia and Herzegovina
Israel   Russia
France   Finland
6 September 2015
Russia   Poland
Finland   Israel
Bosnia and Herzegovina   France
7 September 2015
Finland   Russia
Israel   Bosnia and Herzegovina
France   Poland
9 September 2015
Bosnia and Herzegovina   Finland
Poland   Israel
Russia   France
10 September 2015
Finland   Poland
Bosnia and Herzegovina   Russia
Israel   France

Group B[edit]

Venue: Berlin, Germany

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Iceland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Turkey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Serbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 September 2015
Germany   Iceland
Spain   Serbia
Italy   Turkey
6 September 2015
Serbia   Germany
Iceland   Italy
Turkey   Spain
8 September 2015
Serbia   Iceland
Germany   Turkey
Spain   Italy
9 September 2015
Turkey   Serbia
Italy   Germany
Iceland   Spain
10 September 2015
Serbia   Italy
Germany   Spain
Turkey   Iceland

Group C[edit]

Venue: Zagreb, Croatia

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Greece 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Croatia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Slovenia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Macedonia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Georgia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 September 2015
Georgia   Netherlands
Macedonia   Greece
Croatia   Slovenia
6 September 2015
Netherlands   Macedonia
Slovenia   Georgia
Greece   Croatia
8 September 2015
Slovenia   Netherlands
Georgia   Greece
Croatia   Macedonia
9 September 2015
Greece   Slovenia
Macedonia   Georgia
Netherlands   Croatia
10 September 2015
Slovenia   Macedonia
Georgia   Croatia
Greece   Netherlands

Group D[edit]

Venue: Riga, Latvia

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Estonia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Latvia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Lithuania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Ukraine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Czech Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 September 2015
Czech Republic   Estonia
Belgium   Latvia
Lithuania   Ukraine
6 September 2015
Estonia   Belgium
Latvia   Lithuania
Ukraine   Czech Republic
7 September 2015
Lithuania   Belgium
Czech Republic   Latvia
Ukraine   Estonia
9 September 2015
Belgium   Czech Republic
Latvia   Ukraine
Estonia   Lithuania
10 September 2015
Ukraine   Belgium
Latvia   Estonia
Czech Republic   Lithuania

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
12 September            
 A1  
15 September
 B4    
   
12 September
       
 D2  
17 September
 C3    
   
12 September
       
 B2  
15 September
 A3    
   
12 September
       
 C1  
20 September
 D4    
   
13 September
     
 B1  
16 September
 A4    
   
13 September
       
 C2  
18 September
 D3    
   
13 September
        Third Place
 A2  
16 September 20 September
 B3    
       
13 September
           
 D1  
 C4    

Round of 16[edit]

12 September 2015
B2 vs. A3

12 September 2015
C1 vs. D4

12 September 2015
A1 vs. B4

12 September 2015
D2 vs. C3

13 September 2015
B1 vs. A4

13 September 2015
C2 vs. D3

13 September 2015
A2 vs. B3

13 September 2015
D1 vs. C4

Quarterfinals[edit]

15 September 2015
WEF1 vs. WEF2

15 September 2015
WEF3 vs. WEF4

16 September 2015
WEF5 vs. WEF6

16 September 2015
WEF7 vs. WEF8

Olympic qualifying playoff games[edit]

17 September 2015
LQF1 vs. LQF2

18 September 2015
LQF3 vs. LQF4

Semifinals[edit]

17 September 2015
WQF1 vs. WQF2

18 September 2015
WQF3 vs. WQF4

Third place game[edit]

20 September 2015
LSF1 vs. LSF2

Final[edit]

20 September 2015
WSF1 vs. WSF2

References[edit]

External links[edit]