2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification (Europe)

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The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification, for the FIBA Europe region, began in the summer of 2017. Contrary to previous years, no teams were automatically placed into the FIBA World Cup, so all FIBA Europe nations have to participate in qualifications.

Format[edit]

FIBA Europe has been allocated 12 berths at the World Cup. In total 37 FIBA Europe teams are taking part in the qualification tournament. The qualification consists of the following stages:

  • Pre-Qualifiers: 13 teams that did not participate in EuroBasket 2017 took part. 8 teams have qualified for the First Round. The remaining 5 teams were eliminated from the World Cup qualification and transferred to the first pre-qualifying round of EuroBasket 2021 qualification.
  • First Round: 24 teams that participated in EuroBasket 2017, and 8 winners of the Pre-Qualifiers, are organised into 8 groups of 4. The top 3 teams of each group will qualify for the Second Round. The remaining 8 teams will play at the second pre-qualifying round of EuroBasket 2021 qualification.
  • Second Round: The top 24 teams from the First Round will be organised into 4 groups of 6, with results carried over from the First Round. The top 3 teams of each group will qualify for the World Cup. All 24 participants of the Second Round, automatically qualify for the Second Round of EuroBasket 2021 qualification.

Pre-Qualifiers[edit]

Teams that did not manage to make EuroBasket 2017 played in the pre-qualifiers round. 13 teams participated in four home-and-away round robin groups, from 2 to 19 August 2017. The draw to determine the groups was held in Prague, Czech Republic, on 10 December 2016.[1].

The top two teams from each group qualified for the First round, determining the last 8 spots in Division A. The other 5 teams (the bottom two teams from Group A + the bottom team from Groups B, C, and D) have been eliminated from the FIBA Basketball World Cup, and will play in Division B of EuroBasket 2021 qualifying, starting with the pre-qualifiers First Round.

Seeding[edit]

Pre-qualifiers were drawn on 10 December 2016.

Pot 1
Team Pos
 Netherlands 84
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 53
 Estonia 84
 Belarus
Pot 2
Team Pos
 Austria
 Sweden 61
 Bulgaria 51
 Macedonia 34
Pot 3
Team Pos
 Slovakia
 Portugal 84
 Albania
 Kosovo
Pot 4
Team Pos
 Armenia

All times are local.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Sweden 6 4 2 476 447 +29 10[a] Advance to the first round
2  Bosnia and Herzegovina 6 4 2 502 465 +37 10[a]
3  Armenia 6 3 3 470 482 −12 9 Advance to the EuroBasket Pre-Qualifiers first round
4  Slovakia 6 1 5 434 488 −54 7
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Sweden 2–0, Bosnia and Herzegovina 0–2

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands 4 3 1 352 264 +88 7 Advance to the first round
2  Austria 4 3 1 326 264 +62 7
3  Albania 4 0 4 228 378 −150 4 Advance to the EuroBasket Pre-Qualifiers first round
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Estonia 4 3 1 299 266 +33 7 Advance to the first round
2  Kosovo 4 2 2 271 300 −29 6
3  Macedonia 4 1 3 296 300 −4 5 Advance to the EuroBasket Pre-Qualifiers first round
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Bulgaria 4 4 0 335 274 +61 8 Advance to the first round
2  Belarus 4 1 3 294 316 −22 5[a]
3  Portugal 4 1 3 290 329 −39 5[a] Advance to the EuroBasket Pre-Qualifiers first round
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Belarus 1–1, +2, Portugal 1–1, –2

First round[edit]

The 24 national teams that qualified for EuroBasket 2017, automatically qualified for this stage. They were joined by 8 teams qualified through the Pre-Qualifiers. In total, 32 teams were divided into 8 home-and-away round robin groups, of 4 teams. The allocation of teams from the first round was determined on 24 August 2017, with the only restriction of not drawing Serbia and Kosovo in the same group.[2][3]

Games were played during November 2017, February 2018, June 2018, and July 2018.[4]. The top three teams from each group will advance to the Second round. The bottom team from each group was eliminated from the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup and transferred to the Second Round of EuroBasket 2021.

Draw[edit]

There were two draws for the first round (group stage). The first one took place in Guangzhou on 6 May 2017 and involved only 24 teams directly qualified to this round as EuroBasket 2017 participants. The second draw was held in Munich on 24 August 2017, after Pre-Qualifiers was concluded and involved only 8 teams qualified from Pre-Qualifiers.

Seedings[edit]

Teams were seeded according to their performance at the latest FIBA Europe tournaments. They were divided into 8 seeding pots by 4 teams. Pots 1 to 6 involved all EuroBasket 2017 participants and were determined using the same seedings as Eurobasket 2017. Pot 7 was reserved for the Pre-Qualifiers group winners and pot 8 for the runners-up.

Pot 1
Team Pos
 Spain 2
 Lithuania 5
 France 4
 Serbia 3
Pot 2
Team Pos
 Greece 13
 Italy 35
 Czech Republic 42
 Latvia 35
Pot 3
Team Pos
 Croatia 11
 Israel 37
 Turkey 8
 Finland 32
Pot 4
Team Pos
 Russia 47
 Slovenia 9
 Hungary
 Georgia 12
Pot 5
Team Pos
 Germany 38
 Belgium 44
 Poland 29
 Montenegro 72
Pot 6
Team Pos
 Iceland 84
 Great Britain 22
 Ukraine 38
 Romania

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 6 6 0 497 431 +66 12 Advance to the second round
2  Montenegro 6 3 3 454 443 +11 9
3  Slovenia 6 2 4 484 492 −8 8
4  Belarus 6 1 5 445 514 −69 7 Relegated to the EuroBasket Pre-Qualifiers second round
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Turkey 6 4 2 437 389 +48 10[a] Advance to the second round
2  Latvia 6 4 2 477 453 +24 10[a]
3  Ukraine 6 3 3 440 450 −10 9
4  Sweden 6 1 5 398 460 −62 7 Relegated to the EuroBasket Pre-Qualifiers second round
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Turkey 1–1, +3, Latvia 1–1, –3

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Lithuania 6 6 0 512 352 +160 12 Advance to the second round
2  Poland 6 3 3 436 410 +26 9[a]
3  Hungary 6 3 3 414 421 −7 9[a]
4  Kosovo 6 0 6 384 563 −179 6 Relegated to the EuroBasket Pre-Qualifiers second round
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Poland 127–124 Hungary

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Italy 6 4 2 474 405 +69 10 Advance to the second round
2  Netherlands 6 3 3 434 416 +18 9[a]
3  Croatia 6 3 3 431 419 +12 9[a]
4  Romania 6 2 4 368 467 −99 8 Relegated to the EuroBasket Pre-Qualifiers second round
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Netherlands 146–143 Croatia

Group E[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  France 6 6 0 479 377 +102 12 Advance to the second round
2  Russia 6 3 3 458 428 +30 9
3  Bosnia and Herzegovina 6 2 4 400 481 −81 8
4  Belgium 6 1 5 392 443 −51 7 Relegated to the EuroBasket Pre-Qualifiers second round
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.

Group F[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Czech Republic 6 5 1 464 425 +39 11 Advance to the second round
2  Finland 6 3 3 453 449 +4 9
3  Bulgaria 6 2 4 466 476 −10 8[a]
4  Iceland 6 2 4 463 496 −33 8[a] Relegated to the EuroBasket Pre-Qualifiers second round
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Bulgaria 165–160 Iceland

Group G[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 6 6 0 508 414 +94 12 Advance to the second round
2  Serbia 6 4 2 514 449 +65 10
3  Georgia 6 2 4 460 495 −35 8
4  Austria 6 0 6 394 518 −124 6 Relegated to the EuroBasket Pre-Qualifiers second round
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.

Group H[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Greece 6 6 0 513 432 +81 12 Advance to the second round
2  Israel 6 3 3 438 458 −20 9
3  Estonia 6 2 4 415 459 −44 8
4  Great Britain 6 1 5 440 457 −17 7 Relegated to the EuroBasket Pre-Qualifiers second round
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.

Second round[edit]

The top three teams from each group, from the previous round, will be grouped with three top teams from another group. It will be composed of 4 new, home-and-away, round robin groups of 6 teams. All results from the First round are carried over to the second round. Games will be played in September 2018, November 2018, and February 2019. The top three teams from each group will qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Group I[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 8 7 1 647 589 +58 15 Qualification to the FIBA Basketball World Cup
2  Turkey 8 6 2 602 535 +67 14
3  Latvia 8 5 3 644 612 +32 13
4  Montenegro 8 4 4 613 606 +7 12[a] Qualification to the EuroBasket Qualifiers
5  Ukraine 8 4 4 600 605 −5 12[a]
6  Slovenia 8 2 6 635 663 −28 10
Updated to match(es) played on 17 September 2018. Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Montenegro 90–84 Ukraine

Group J[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Lithuania (Q) 8 8 0 691 528 +163 16 Qualification to the FIBA Basketball World Cup
2  Italy 8 6 2 644 550 +94 14
3  Poland 8 4 4 597 585 +12 12[a]
4  Hungary 8 4 4 551 549 +2 12[a] Qualification to the EuroBasket Qualifiers
5  Netherlands 8 3 5 586 585 +1 11[b]
6  Croatia 8 3 5 588 582 +6 11[b]
Updated to match(es) played on 17 September 2018. Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Poland 127–124 Hungary
  2. ^ a b Netherlands 146–143 Croatia

Group K[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  France 8 7 1 630 518 +112 15 Qualification to the FIBA Basketball World Cup
2  Czech Republic (Q) 8 7 1 629 583 +46 15
3  Russia 8 4 4 613 581 +32 12
4  Finland 8 4 4 605 613 −8 12 Qualification to the EuroBasket Qualifiers
5  Bulgaria 8 3 5 613 621 −8 11
6  Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 2 6 561 651 −90 10
Updated to match(es) played on 16 September 2018. Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Group L[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Germany (Q) 8 8 0 706 555 +151 16 Qualification to the FIBA Basketball World Cup
2  Greece (Q) 8 8 0 669 580 +89 16
3  Serbia 8 5 3 668 585 +83 13
4  Georgia 8 3 5 630 661 −31 11[a] Qualification to the EuroBasket Qualifiers
5  Israel 8 3 5 616 655 −39 11[a]
6  Estonia 8 2 6 523 634 −111 10
Updated to match(es) played on 16 September 2018. Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Israel 80–85 Georgia