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 logo.gif
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 leaders
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)
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The 2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship was an international basketball competition held in Greece from July 25, 2008 until August 3. The hosts, Greeks, emerged as the champions after beating the Lithuanians in the final, 57−50 to clinch their first European Under-18 championship. The tournament served as the European Qualifiers for the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship.

Participating teams[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

Format[edit]

  • PRELIMINARY ROUND: 4 groups of 4 teams each, playing in a single round-robin elimination. The top 3 teams advance to the second round while the last placed team being eliminated.
  • SECOND ROUND: 12 teams left will be divided into 2 groups of six teams. Once again, playing in a single round-robin schedule. The top 2 teams in each groups will advance to the medal round; the 3rd and 4th placed teams will move to 5th-8th place classification playoffs; and the bottom 2 teams from each group will be relegated to 9th-12th place classification playoffs.
  • FINAL ROUND:

Preliminary round[edit]

Advance to the second round
Eliminated

Group A[edit]

Position Team W L PCT PF PA PD Points
1  Greece 3 0 1.000 232 195 +37 6
2  Spain 2 1 .667 248 211 +37 5
3  Israel 1 2 .333 196 234 −38 4
4  Belgium 0 3 .000 182 218 −36 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]

Position Team W L PCT PF PA Diff Points
1  Lithuania 3 0 1.000 231 205 +26 6
2  Serbia 2 1 .667 227 178 +49 5
3  Italy 1 2 .333 192 219 –27 4
4  Estonia 0 3 .000 165 213 –48 3
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]

Position Team W L PCT PF PA Diff Points
1  France 2 1 .667 213 192 +21 5
2  Russia 2 1 230 207 +23 5
3  Ukraine 1 2 .333 190 209 −19 4
4  Germany 1 2 207 232 −25 4
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]

Position Team W L PCT PF PA Diff Points
1  Croatia 3 0 1.000 249 218 +31 6
2  Turkey 2 1 .667 238 241 −3 5
3  Latvia 1 2 .333 218 233 −15 4
4  Bulgaria 0 3 .000 224 237 −13 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

Second round[edit]

Results from the first round shall be carried over to the second round.

Advance to the semifinals
Advance to the 5th-8th place classification playoffs
Advance to 9th-12th place classification playoffs

Group E[edit]

Position Team W L PF PA Diff Points Tiebreaker
1  Greece 5 0 378 316 +62 10
2  Lithuania 3 2 356 351 +5 8
3  Serbia 2 3 364 361 −1 7 1-1 / 1.0083
4  Spain 2 3 396 397 +3 7 1-1 / 0.9975
5  Israel 2 3 326 391 −65 7 1-1 / 0.8337
6  Italy 1 4 363 367 −4 6
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]

Position Team W L PCT PF PA Diff Points
1  France 4 1 .800 359 331 +28 9
2  Croatia 3 2 .600 415 386 +29 8
3  Russia 3 2 .600 389 361 +28 8
4  Latvia 3 2 .600 389 346 +43 8
5  Turkey 2 3 .400 373 393 −20 7
6  Ukraine 0 5 .000 313 415 −102 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]

Championship Round[edit]

Semifinals Final
August 2
  Greece  82  
  Croatia  62  
 
August 3
      Greece  57
    Lithuania  50
Bronze medal match
August 2 August 3
  France  55   Croatia  73
  Lithuania  79     France  68

5th-8th place bracket[edit]

5th-8th place semifinals 5th place game
August 2
  Russia  63  
  Serbia  85  
 
August 3
      Serbia  85
    Spain  89
7th place game
August 2 August 3
   Spain  107   Russia  69
  Latvia  91     Latvia  71

9th-12th 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

5th-8th Classification playoffs[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)

Finals[edit]

Final standings[edit]

The top 5 teams qualified for the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship.

Place Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  Greece
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Lithuania
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Croatia
4th  France
5th  Spain
6th  Serbia
7th  Latvia
8th  Russia

9th-12th

 Turkey
 Israel
 Italy
 Ukraine

13th-16th

 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]