2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship

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2008 EuroBasket Under-18
25th FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship
2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Greece
Dates July 25 – August 3
Teams 16 (from 49 federations)
Venues (in 2 host cities)
Champions  Greece (1st title)
MVP Lithuania Donatas Motiejūnas
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
Points Bulgaria Zahariev (19.2)  Spain (85.0)
Rebounds Turkey Kanter (14.6)  Lithuania (43.1)
Assists Croatia Prostran (5.0)  Bulgaria (14.5)
Official website
http://www.fibaeurope.com

The 2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship was an international basketball competition held in Greece from July 25, 2008 until August 3.

Groups[edit]

Group A Group B Group C Group D

 Belgium
 Greece
 Israel
 Spain

 Estonia
 Italy
 Lithuania
 Serbia

 France
 Germany
 Russia
 Ukraine

 Bulgaria
 Croatia
 Latvia
 Turkey

Squads[edit]

At the start of tournament, all 16 participating countries will have 12 players on their roster.

Venues[edit]

City Arena Capacity
Amaliada Municipal Indoor Arena of Amaliada 2,000
Pyrgos Municipal Indoor Arena of Pyrgos 3,000

Preliminary round[edit]

Qualified for the qualifying round

Group A[edit]

Team Pts. W L PCT PF PA Diff
 Greece 6 3 0
 Spain 5 2 1
 Israel 4 1 2
 Belgium 3 0 3
July 25
14:00
Belgium  58–64  Israel
Scoring by quarter: 24-18, 7-15, 13-14, 14-17
Municipal Indoor Arena of Pyrgos, Pyrgos
July 25
19:00
Greece  77–73  Spain
Scoring by quarter: 19-12, 19-15, 16-19, 23-27
Municipal Indoor Arena of Pyrgos, Pyrgos
July 26
14:30
Spain  88–69  Belgium
Scoring by quarter: 24-19, 21-17, 20-11, 23-22
Municipal Indoor Arena of Amaliada, Amaliada
July 26
19:00
Israel  67–89  Greece
Scoring by quarter: 14-21, 18-20, 24-20, 11-28
Municipal Indoor Arena of Amaliada, Amaliada
July 27
14:30
Israel  65–87  Spain
Scoring by quarter: 21-12, 23-19, 10-29, 11-27
Municipal Indoor Arena of Pyrgos, Pyrgos
July 27
19:00
Greece  66–55  Belgium
Scoring by quarter: 20-14, 19-18, 11-14, 16-9
Municipal Indoor Arena of Pyrgos, Pyrgos

Group B[edit]

Team Pts. W L PCT PF PA Diff
 Lithuania 6 3 0
 Serbia 5 2 1
 Italy 4 1 2
 Estonia 3 0 1
July 25
14:00
 Estonia 60–65  Italy
Scoring by quarter: 14-17, 16-15, 15-20, 15-13
Municipal Indoor Arena of Pyrgos, Pyrgos
July 25
21:15
Lithuania  83–68  Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 22-20, 21-18, 24-14, 16-16
Municipal Indoor Arena of Pyrgos, Pyrgos
July 26
16:45
Serbia  76–41  Estonia
Scoring by quarter: 23-7, 20-15, 19-8, 14-11
Municipal Indoor Arena of Amaliada, Amaliada
July 26
21:15
Italy  73–76  Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 11-20, 26-17, 17-21, 19-18
Municipal Indoor Arena of Amaliada, Amaliada
July 27
16:45
Lithuania  72–64  Estonia
Scoring by quarter: 25-21, 21-12, 8-16, 18-15
Municipal Indoor Arena of Pyrgos, Pyrgos
July 27
21:15
Italy  54–83  Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 7-24, 15-30, 17-16, 15-13
Municipal Indoor Arena of Pyrgos, Pyrgos

Group C[edit]

Team Pts. W L PCT PF PA Diff
 France 5 2 1
 Russia 5 2 1
 Ukraine 4 1 2
 Germany 4 1 2
July 25
16:15
Germany  81–73  France
Scoring by quarter: 13-9, 21-29, 20-19, 27-16
Municipal Indoor Arena of Amaliada, Amaliada
July 25
19:00
Ukraine  64–86  Russia
Scoring by quarter: 9-26, 17-14, 14-21, 24-25
Municipal Indoor Arena of Amaliada, Amaliada
July 26
14:30
Russia  83–73  Germany
Scoring by quarter: 37-20, 14-19, 16-11, 16-23
Municipal Indoor Arena of Pyrgos, Pyrgos
July 26
21:15
France  70–50  Ukraine
Scoring by quarter: 19-12, 14-14, 19-12, 18-12
Municipal Indoor Arena of Pyrgos, Pyrgos
July 27
14:30
Ukraine  76–53  Germany
Scoring by quarter: 14-19, 20-15, 20-8, 22-11
Municipal Indoor Arena of Amaliada, Amaliada
July 27
21:15
France  70–61  Russia
Scoring by quarter: 15-10, 17-18, 19-20, 19-13
Municipal Indoor Arena of Amaliada, Amaliada

Group D[edit]

Team Pts. W L PCT PF PA Diff
 Croatia 6 3 0
 Turkey 5 2 1
 Latvia 4 1 2
 Bulgaria 3 0 3
July 25
14:00
Latvia  70–87  Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 19-21, 17-22, 17-21, 17-23
Municipal Indoor Arena of Amaliada, Amaliada
July 25
21:15
Bulgaria  82–86  Turkey
Scoring by quarter: 8-24, 29-22, 19-23, 26-17
Municipal Indoor Arena of Amaliada, Amaliada
July 26
16:45
Turkey  71–68  Latvia
Scoring by quarter: 26-22, 19-21, 9-14, 17-11
Municipal Indoor Arena of Pyrgos, Pyrgos
July 26
19:00
Croatia  71–67  Bulgaria
Scoring by quarter: 14-17, 14-11, 18-23, 25-16
Municipal Indoor Arena of Pyrgos, Pyrgos
July 27
14:30
Latvia  80–75  Bulgaria
Scoring by quarter: 25-18, 18-26, 17-13, 20-18
Municipal Indoor Arena of Amaliada, Amaliada
July 27
19:00
Turkey  81–91  Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 19-25, 15-16, 22-20, 25-30
Municipal Indoor Arena of Amaliada, Amaliada

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualified for the quarterfinals

Group E[edit]

Team Pts. W L PCT
 Greece 10 5 0
 Lithuania 8 3 2
 Spain 7 2 3
 Serbia 7 2 3
 Israel 7 2 3
 Italy 6 1 4
July 29
16:45
 Israel 72–61  Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 13-19, 17-12, 19-20, 23-10
July 29
19:00
 Italy 63–68  Greece
Scoring by quarter: 13-9, 16-16, 12-26, 22-17
September 7
21:30
 Serbia 93–87  Spain
Scoring by quarter: 42-19, 10-26, 24-20, 17-22
September 9
16:30
 Italy 93–57  Israel
Scoring by quarter: 23-11, 18-17, 22-17, 30-12
September 9
19:00
 Greece 72–59  Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 19-11, 18-10, 20-12, 15-26
September 9
21:30
 Spain 66–82  Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 13-25, 16-18, 21-18, 16-21
September 11
16:30
 Serbia 61–65  Israel
Scoring by quarter: 18-25, 12-10, 19-16, 12-14
September 11
19:00
 Lithuania 54–72  Greece
September 11
21:30
 Spain 83–80  Italy
Scoring by quarter: 22-21, 15-25, 27-19, 19-15

Group F[edit]

Team Pts. W L PCT
 France 9 4 1
 Croatia 8 3 2
 Russia 8 3 2
 Latvia 8 3 2
 Turkey 7 2 3
 Ukraine 5 0 5
July 29
16:45
 Latvia 83–62  France
Scoring by quarter: 18-10, 22-16, 25-14, 18-22
July 29
19:00
 Turkey 72–82  Russia
Scoring by quarter: 16-18, 15-20, 27-28, 14-16
July 29
21:15
 Ukraine 76–88  Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 20-27, 13-14, 18-26, 25-21
July 30
16:45
 France 83–64  Turkey
Scoring by quarter: 18-19, 24-17, 26-14, 15-14
July 30
19:00
 Latvia 86–54  Ukraine
Scoring by quarter: 14-8, 24-12, 24-16, 24-18
July 30
21:15
 Russia 85–76  Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 16-21, 27-20, 23-15, 19-20
July 31
16:45
 Turkey 85–69  Ukraine
Scoring by quarter: 26-16, 15-16, 10-18, 34-19
July 31
19:00
 Croatia 73–74  France
Scoring by quarter: 22-24, 12-23, 25-20, 14-7
July 31
21:15
 Russia 75–79  Latvia
Scoring by quarter: 22-20, 21-13, 18-24, 14-22

Knockout stage[edit]

1st place bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
August 2
  Greece  82  
  Croatia  62  
 
August 3
      Greece  57
    Lithuania  50
Third place
August 2 August 3
  France  55   Croatia  73
  Lithuania  79     France  68

5th place bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Fifth place
August 2
  Russia   63  
  Serbia  85  
 
August 3
      Serbia  85
    Spain  89
Seventh place
August 2 August 3
  Spain     Latvia  71
  Latvia       Russia  69

9th place bracket[edit]

Semi-finals 9th Place
August 2
  Turkey  80  
  Italy  73  
 
August 3
      Israel  72
    Turkey  95
11th Place
August 2 August 3
  Israel  76   Ukraine  68
  Ukraine  75     Italy  84

Classification rounds[edit]

September 15
14:00
Classif. 5-8
Loser (QF1) vs. Loser (QF3)
September 15
16:30
Classif. 5-8
Loser (QF2) vs. Loser (QF4)
September 16
7th place
Loser (CLR1) vs. Loser (CLR2)
September 16
5th place
Winner (CLR1) vs. Winner (CLR2)

Semifinals[edit]

September 15
Winner (QF1) vs. Winner (QF3)
September 15
Winner (QF2) vs. Winner (QF4)

Third place game[edit]

September 16
Loser (SF1) vs. Winner (SF2)

Final[edit]

September 16
Winner (SF1) vs. Winner (SF2)

Final standings[edit]

Place Team
1  Greece
2  Lithuania
3  Croatia
4  France
5  Spain
6  Serbia
7  Latvia
8  Russia
9-12  Turkey
 Israel
 Italy
 Ukraine
13-16  Bulgaria
 Germany
 Belgium
 Estonia

Awards[edit]

 2008 Under-18 European Championship Winner 

Greece
First title
Most Valuable Player
Lithuania Donatas Motiejūnas

All-Tournament Team

External links[edit]