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 nationGreece
DatesJuly 25 – August 3
Teams16 
(from 49 federations)
Venues
(in 2 host cities)
Champions Greece
(1st title)
MVPLithuania Donatas Motiejūnas
Tournament leaders
PlayersTeams
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. All of the results earned from the second round shall be carried over to this round. The top two teams in both groups qualify for the semifinals and to the 2009 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup. The remaining teams then proceed to their respective classification playoffs.
  • FINAL ROUND:

Preliminary round[edit]

Teams are divided equally in 4 groups of four teams each and they will play in a single round-robin format. The top three teams in each group qualified for the second round while the last teams in each group were eliminated.

All times are local, UTC+3.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Greece (H) 3 3 0 232 195 +37 6 Advanced to the second round
2  Spain 3 2 1 248 211 +37 5
3  Israel 3 1 2 196 234 −38 4
4  Belgium 3 0 3 182 218 −36 3 Eliminated
Source: Unknown
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored;
(H) Host.
July 25
14:00
Belgium  58–64  Israel
Scoring by quarter: 24–18, 7–15, 13–14, 14–17
Pyrgos Municipal Indoor Arena, Pyrgos
July 25
19:00
Greece  77–73  Spain
Scoring by quarter: 19–12, 19–15, 16–19, 23–27
Pyrgos Municipal Indoor Arena, Pyrgos
July 26
14:30
Spain  88–69  Belgium
Scoring by quarter: 24–19, 21–17, 20–11, 23–22
Amaliada Municipal Indoor Arena, Amaliada
July 26
19:00
Israel  67–89  Greece
Scoring by quarter: 14–21, 18–20, 24–20, 11–28
Amaliada Municipal Indoor Arena, Amaliada
July 27
14:30
Israel  65–87  Spain
Scoring by quarter: 21–12, 23–19, 10–29, 11–27
Pyrgos Municipal Indoor Arena, Pyrgos
July 27
19:00
Greece  66–55  Belgium
Scoring by quarter: 20–14, 19–18, 11–14, 16–9
Pyrgos Municipal Indoor Arena, Pyrgos

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Lithuania 3 3 0 231 205 +26 6 Advanced to the second round
2  Serbia 3 2 1 227 178 +49 5
3  Italy 3 1 2 192 219 −27 4
4  Estonia 3 0 3 165 213 −48 3 Eliminated
Source: Unknown
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored;
July 25
14:00
Estonia  60–65  Italy
Scoring by quarter: 14–17, 16–15, 15–20, 15–13
Pyrgos Municipal Indoor Arena, Pyrgos
July 25
21:15
Lithuania  83–68  Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 22–20, 21–18, 24–14, 16–16
Pyrgos Municipal Indoor Arena, Pyrgos
July 26
16:45
Serbia  76–41  Estonia
Scoring by quarter: 23–7, 20–15, 19–8, 14–11
Amaliada Municipal Indoor Arena, Amaliada
July 26
21:15
Italy  73–76  Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 11–20, 26–17, 17–21, 19–18
Amaliada Municipal Indoor Arena, Amaliada
July 27
16:45
Lithuania  72–64  Estonia
Scoring by quarter: 25–21, 21–12, 8–16, 18–15
Pyrgos Municipal Indoor Arena, Pyrgos
July 27
21:15
Italy  54–83  Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 7–24, 15–30, 17–16, 15–13
Pyrgos Municipal Indoor Arena, Pyrgos

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  France 3 2 1 213 192 +21 5[a] Advanced to the second round
2  Russia 3 2 1 230 207 +23 5[a]
3  Ukraine 3 1 2 190 209 −19 4[b]
4  Germany 3 1 2 207 232 −25 4[b] Eliminated
Source: Unknown
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored;
Notes:
  1. ^ a b France wins tiebreaker over Russia via head-to-head record.
  2. ^ a b Ukraine wins tiebreaker over Germany via head-to-head record.
July 25
16:15
Germany  81–73  France
Scoring by quarter: 13–9, 21–29, 20–19, 27–16
Amaliada Municipal Indoor Arena, Amaliada
July 25
19:00
Ukraine  64–86  Russia
Scoring by quarter: 9–26, 17–14, 14–21, 24–25
Amaliada Municipal Indoor Arena, Amaliada
July 26
14:30
Russia  83–73  Germany
Scoring by quarter: 37–20, 14–19, 16–11, 16–23
Pyrgos Municipal Indoor Arena, Pyrgos
July 26
21:15
France  70–50  Ukraine
Scoring by quarter: 19–12, 14–14, 19–12, 18–12
Pyrgos Municipal Indoor Arena, Pyrgos
July 27
14:30
Ukraine  76–53  Germany
Scoring by quarter: 14–19, 20–15, 20–8, 22–11
Amaliada Municipal Indoor Arena, Amaliada
July 27
21:15
France  70–61  Russia
Scoring by quarter: 15–10, 17–18, 19–20, 19–13
Amaliada Municipal Indoor Arena, Amaliada

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Croatia 3 3 0 249 218 +31 6 Advanced to the second round
2  Turkey 3 2 1 238 241 −3 5
3  Latvia 3 1 2 218 233 −15 4
4  Bulgaria 3 0 3 224 237 −13 3 Eliminated
Source: Unknown
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored;
July 25
14:00
Latvia  70–87  Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 19–21, 17–22, 17–21, 17–23
Amaliada Municipal Indoor Arena, Amaliada
July 25
21:15
Bulgaria  82–86  Turkey
Scoring by quarter: 8–24, 29–22, 19–23, 26–17
Amaliada Municipal Indoor Arena, Amaliada
July 26
16:45
Turkey  71–68  Latvia
Scoring by quarter: 26–22, 19–21, 9–14, 17–11
Pyrgos Municipal Indoor Arena, Pyrgos
July 26
19:00
Croatia  71–67  Bulgaria
Scoring by quarter: 14–17, 14–11, 18–23, 25–16
Pyrgos Municipal Indoor Arena, Pyrgos
July 27
14:30
Latvia  80–75  Bulgaria
Scoring by quarter: 25–18, 18–26, 17–13, 20–18
Amaliada Municipal Indoor Arena, Amaliada
July 27
19:00
Turkey  81–91  Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 19–25, 15–16, 22–20, 25–30
Amaliada Municipal Indoor Arena, Amaliada

Second round[edit]

Group E[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Greece 5 5 0 378 316 +62 10 Qualified to the semi-finals and to the
World Cup
2  Lithuania 5 3 2 356 351 +5 8
3  Spain 5 2 3 396 397 −1 7[a] Qualified for the 5–8th place classification playoffs
4  Serbia 5 2 3 364 361 +3 7[b]
5  Israel 5 2 3 326 391 −65 7[c] Relegated for the 9–12th place classification playoffs
6  Italy 5 1 4 363 367 −4 6
Source: Unknown
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored;
Notes:
  1. ^ 1–1 win-loss record against each other, 1.0083 in head-to-head quotient system to win third place
  2. ^ 1–1 win-loss record against each other, 0.9975 in head-to-head quotient system to win fourth place
  3. ^ 1–1 win-loss record against each other, 0.8337 in head-to-head quotient system to win fifth place
July 30
16:30
 Italy 93–57  Israel
Scoring by quarter: 23–11, 18–17, 22–17, 30–12
July 30
19:00
 Greece 72–59  Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 19–11, 18–10, 20–12, 15–26
July 30
21:30
 Spain 66–82  Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 13–25, 16–18, 21–18, 16–21
July 31
16:30
 Serbia 61–65  Israel
Scoring by quarter: 18–25, 12–10, 19–16, 12–14
July 31
19:00
 Lithuania 54–72  Greece
July 31
21:30
 Spain 83–80  Italy
Scoring by quarter: 22–21, 15–25, 27–19, 19–15

Group F[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 AAA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualified to the semi-finals and to the
2009 FIBA Basketball Under-19 World Cup
2 BBB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 CCC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualified for the 5–8th place classification playoffs
4 DDD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 EEE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegated for the 9–12th place classification playoffs
6 FFF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: Unknown
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored;
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

Classification Playoffs[edit]

9th–12th place classification playoffs[edit]

 
Classification SemifinalsNinth place match
 
      
 
August 2
 
 
 Turkey80
 
August 3
 
 Italy73
 
 Turkey95
 
August 2
 
 Israel72
 
 Israel76
 
 
 Ukraine75
 
Eleventh place match
 
 
August 3
 
 
 Italy84
 
 
 Ukraine68

Classification Semifinals[edit]

August 2
Amaliada Municipal Indoor Arena, Amaliada
August 2
Amaliada Municipal Indoor Arena, Amaliada

Eleventh place match[edit]

August 3
Amaliada Municipal Indoor Arena, Amaliada

Ninth place match[edit]

August 3
Amaliada Municipal Indoor Arena, Amaliada

5th–8th place classification playoffs[edit]

 
Classification SemifinalsFifth place match
 
      
 
August 2
 
 
 Russia63
 
August 3
 
 Serbia85
 
 Serbia85
 
August 2
 
 Spain89
 
 Spain107
 
 
 Latvia91
 
Seventh place match
 
 
August 3
 
 
 Russia69
 
 
 Latvia71

Classification Semifinals[edit]

August 2
August 2

Seventh place match[edit]

August 3

Fifth place match[edit]

Winner qualified for the World Cup.

August 3

Final round[edit]

All times are local, UTC+3.

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
August 2
 
 
 Greece82
 
August 3
 
 Croatia62
 
 Greece57
 
August 2
 
 Lithuania50
 
 France55
 
 
 Lithuania79
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
August 3
 
 
 Croatia73
 
 
 France68

Semifinals[edit]

August 2
Greece  82–62  Croatia
Pyrgos Municipal Indoor Arena, Pyrgos
August 2
France  55–79  Lithuania
Pyrgos Municipal Indoor Arena, Pyrgos

Bronze medal match[edit]

August 3
17:45
Croatia  73–68  France
Scoring by quarter: 13–20, 17–24, 24–16, 14–13
Pts: Delas 18
Rebs: Delas 14
Asts: Prostran 7
Pts: Lang 15
Rebs: Tanghe 6
Asts: Albicy 5
Pyrgos Municipal Indoor Arena, Pyrgos
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Kestutis Palipauskas (LTU), Serge De Coster (BEL), Leonidas Spiridonos (GRE)

Final[edit]

August 3
20:30
Greece  57–50  Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 6–11, 21–14, 16–13, 14–12
Pts: Sloukas 16
Rebs: Sarikopoulos 10
Asts: Sloukas 3
Pts: Motiejūnas 17
Rebs: Slezas 10
Asts: Peicukevicius 2
Pyrgos Municipal Indoor Arena, Pyrgos
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Dubravko Muhvic (CRO), Roman Kolar (SLO), Branislav Mrdak (SRB)

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  Turkey
10th  Israel
11th  Italy
12th  Ukraine
13th  Bulgaria
14th  Germany
15th  Belgium
16th  Estonia

Awards[edit]

 2008 Under-18 European Championship Winner 

Greece
First title
Most Valuable Player
Lithuania Donatas Motiejūnas

All-Tournament Team

External links[edit]