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The 1949 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1949, was the sixth FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe. Seven national teams affiliated with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) took part in the competition. The competition was hosted by Egypt after the Soviet Union refused to host it, as was the Soviet's obligation as defending champion under FIBA Europe rules. Czechoslovakia, the silver medallist at EuroBasket 1947, had been the host that year, so was not asked to repeat hosting duties and those duties fell to bronze medallist Egypt.

EuroBasket 1949
Tournament details
Host countryEgypt
CityCairo
Dates15–22 May
Teams7
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Egypt (1st title)
Runners-up France
Third place Greece
Fourth place Turkey
Tournament statistics
MVPTurkey Hüseyin Öztürk
Top scorerTurkey Hüseyin Öztürk
(19.3 points per game)
1947
1951

The event took place in Cairo, with travel difficulties cited by many nations as the reason for not competing. Only four of the seven competing teams were European.

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ResultsEdit

The 1949 competition was in the same format as EuroBasket 1939. Each team played each of the other teams once. A win was worth 2 standings points, a loss worth 1. The rankings were based on those standing points.

ResultsEdit

Greece   46–28   Netherlands
Egypt   71–44   Syria
Lebanon   36–45   Greece
France   58–35   Netherlands
Netherlands   40–37   Syria
France   43–26   Lebanon
Greece   54–41   Turkey
France   47–33   Turkey
Lebanon   28–38   Syria
Netherlands   23–54   Egypt
France   41–36   Greece
Lebanon   30–57   Egypt
Syria   33–43   Turkey
Lebanon   22–34   Netherlands
Turkey   44–57   Egypt
Syria   45–49   Greece
Turkey   38–24   Netherlands
Egypt   50–39   Greece
France   56–22   Syria
Turkey   48–41   Lebanon
France   36–57   Egypt

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Final Result
1   Egypt 6 6 0 346 216 +130 12 Champion
2   France 6 5 1 281 199 +82 11 Runner-up
3   Greece 6 4 2 269 241 +28 10 Third Place
4   Turkey 6 3 3 247 256 −9 9
5   Netherlands 6 2 4 174 255 −81 8
6   Syria 6 1 5 219 287 −68 7
7   Lebanon 6 0 6 183 265 −82 6


 1949 FIBA EuroBasket Champions 
 
Egypt
1st title

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