The Eurobasket 2015 Draw took place in Disneyland, Paris and the results have been announced! Next year, 24 of Europe’s best national basketball teams will compete in one of the sport’s premier events. There will be four host nations for the event and the group stages will take place in Zagreb, Croatia; Montpellier, France; Berlin, Germany; and Riga Latvia.
FIBA Europe President Turgay Demirel was beaming as he spoke about the state of European basketball:
“At last summer’s FIBA Basketball World Cup, six of the eight Quarter-Finalists and three of the four Semi-Finalists came from our continent, just like at the 2010 FIBA World Championship. These results show that Europe remains the heart and soul of international basketball and will continue to be so when we celebrate the 80th anniversary of EuroBasket next year.”
FIBA Europe Secretary General Kamil Novak spoke of the unique situation of having four host nations for EuroBasket 2015.
“I am confident that in Croatia, France, Germany and Latvia, we have four very able host nations that will provide a spectacle which will have the eyes of the basketball world solely focused on Europe.”
Groupings for the Group Stage of the Event are:
Group A (Montpellier, France)
France, Finland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Israel, Russia
Group B (Berlin, Germany)
Spain, Serbia, Turkey, Italy, Germany, Iceland
Group C (Zagreb, Croatia)
Croatia, Slovenia, Greece, F.Y.R. of Macedonia, Georgia, Netherlands
Group D (Riga, Latvia)
Lithuania, Ukraine, Latvia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia