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EuroBasket 2017 was the 40th edition of the EuroBasket championship that was organized by FIBA Europe and held between 31 August and 17 September 2017. Beginning from 2017, the continental championships take place every four years with a similar system of qualification as for the FIBA Basketball World Cup.[1]

EuroBasket 2017
EuroBasket 2017 logo.png
Tournament details
Host countriesTurkey
Finland
Israel
Romania
Dates31 August – 17 September
Teams24
Venue(s)5 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Slovenia (1st title)
Runners-up Serbia
Third place Spain
Fourth place Russia
Tournament statistics
Games played76
Attendance315,737 (4,154 per match)
MVPSlovenia Goran Dragić
Top scorerRussia Alexey Shved
(24.3 points per game)
2015
2021

Like the previous edition, the tournament was co-hosted by four countries. Games in the group stage were held in Turkey, Finland, Israel and Romania. The knock-out phase was played in Istanbul, Turkey.

Slovenia won their first ever tournament after defeating Serbia 93–85 in the final.[2] Spain won the bronze medal by beating Russia with the same result.[3]

Hosts selectionEdit

 
A EuroBasket 2017 hashtag sign outside Istanbul's Abdi İpekçi Arena.

Following the decision to relocate the 2015 tournament, original hosts Ukraine were offered the chance to host the 2017 edition, but they declined, citing the ongoing unrest in the country.[4] Countries expressed interest in hosting were Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland (possible joint bid),[5][6] Serbia, Macedonia, and Bulgaria (possible joint bid),[7] United Kingdom,[8][9] Israel,[10] Poland,[11] Slovenia,[12] Belgium.[13]

On 5 November 2015, FIBA Europe announced that five national federations have applied to organise the EuroBasket 2017: Finland, Israel, Poland, Romania and Turkey.[14]

On 11 December 2015, FIBA Europe announced that the tournament will be hosted by four countries: Israel, Romania, Finland and Turkey with the knockout stage host at the Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul.[15]

VenuesEdit

Istanbul
 
 
Istanbul
 
Helsinki
 
Tel Aviv
 
Cluj-Napoca
EuroBasket 2017 (Europe)
Sinan Erdem Dome
Capacity: 16,000
Istanbul
Ülker Sports Arena
Capacity: 13,000
Helsinki Tel Aviv Cluj-Napoca
Hartwall Arena Menora Mivtachim Arena Polyvalent Hall
Capacity: 14,000 Capacity: 11,000 Capacity: 10,000[16]

FormatEdit

A number of 24 qualified teams played in groups of six; the four best teams in these groups advanced to a single-elimination knockout stage.[17]

QualificationEdit

The hosts (4 teams) and 2016 Olympic Games or 2016 Olympic Qualifying Tournament participants (9 other teams) all qualified directly to the EuroBasket 2017.

The remaining 27 teams joined through qualification from 31 August 2016 to 17 September 2016 for 11 places.[18]

Team Qualification method Date of qualification App Last Best placement in tournament
  Finland Host nation 11 December 2015 16th 2015 6th Place (1967)
  Israel Host nation 11 December 2015 29th 2015 Runners-up (1979)
  Romania Host nation 11 December 2015 18th 1987 5th Place (1957)
  Turkey Host nation 11 December 2015 24th 2015 Runners-up (2001)
  Spain 1st in EuroBasket 2015 20 September 2015 31st 2015 Champions (2009, 2011, 2015)
  Lithuania 2nd in EuroBasket 2015 20 September 2015 14th 2015 Champions (1937, 1939, 2003)
  France 3rd in EuroBasket 2015 20 September 2015 38th 2015 Champions (2013)
  Serbia 4th in EuroBasket 2015 20 September 2015 6th 2015 Runners-up (2009)
  Greece 5th in EuroBasket 2015 20 September 2015 27th 2015 Champions (1987, 2005)
  Italy 6th in EuroBasket 2015 20 September 2015 37th 2015 Champions (1983, 1999)
  Czech Republic 7th in EuroBasket 2015 20 September 2015 5th 2015 7th Place (2015)
  Latvia 8th in EuroBasket 2015 20 September 2015 14th 2015 Champions (1935)
  Croatia 9th in EuroBasket 2015 20 September 2015 13th 2015 3rd Place (1993, 1995)
  Belgium 1st in Qualification Group A 14 September 2016 17th 2015 4th Place (1947)
  Germany 1st in Qualification Group B 17 September 2016 24th 2015 Champions (1993)
  Russia 1st in Qualification Group C 10 September 2016 13th 2015 Champions (2007)
  Poland 1st in Qualification Group D 17 September 2016 28th 2015 Runners-up (1963)
  Slovenia 1st in Qualification Group E 14 September 2016 13th 2015 4th Place (2009)
  Georgia 1st in Qualification Group F 17 September 2016 4th 2015 11th Place (2011)
  Hungary 1st in Qualification Group G 14 September 2016 15th 1999 Champions (1955)
  Iceland 2nd in Qualification Group A (top 4 ranked of 2nd-placed teams) 17 September 2016 2nd 2015 24th Place (2015)
  Ukraine 2nd in Qualification Group E (top 4 ranked of 2nd-placed teams) 17 September 2016 8th 2015 6th Place (2013)
  Montenegro 2nd in Qualification Group F (top 4 ranked of 2nd-placed teams) 14 September 2016 3rd 2013 17th Place (2013)
  Great Britain 2nd in Qualification Group G (top 4 ranked of 2nd-placed teams) 17 September 2016 4th 2013 13th Place (2009, 2011, 2013)

DrawEdit

The draw took place in Turkey on 22 November 2016.[19][20]

SeedingsEdit

FIBA Europe released the seedings for the EuroBasket 2017 draw on 20 November 2016.[21] According to the FIBA Europe regulations the participating nations, the 9 participants of the 2016 Olympic Games and Olympic Qualifying Tournaments would be seeded first, based on their respective records in EuroBasket 2015, with the remaining teams seeded based on their qualification records.[21]

As in the EuroBasket 2015, each of the four hosts was granted the right to select a partner federation for commercial and marketing criteria. These teams would automatically be placed into the same group as their chosen partner country.

Host team Chosen team Date
  Finland   Iceland 7 October 2016[22]
  Israel   Lithuania 27 October 2016[23]
  Romania   Hungary 3 November 2016[24]
  Turkey   Russia 15 November 2016[25]

Final drawEdit

Seed 1 Seed 2 Seed 3 Seed 4 Seed 5 Seed 6

  Spain
  Lithuania b
  France
  Serbia

  Greece
  Italy
  Czech Republic
  Latvia

  Croatia e
  Israel b
  Turkey d
  Finland a

  Russia d
  Slovenia
  Hungary c
  Georgia

  Germany
  Belgium
  Poland
  Montenegro

  Iceland a
  Great Britain
  Ukraine
  Romania c

^a Finland was paired with Iceland before the draw.
^b Israel was paired with Lithuania before the draw.
^c Romania was paired with Hungary before the draw.
^d Turkey was paired with Russia before the draw.
^e Before the draw it was already certain that Croatia would end up in the group with Hungary and Romania, due to the assignments of Finland, Israel and Turkey in their pot.

SquadsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Similar to EuroBasket 2015 the preliminary round is being played in four different venues in different countries. Each of the four groups exists of six teams, the best four teams of each group advance to the knockout stage. The first matches were played on August 31 and the last are scheduled for September 7.[26]

Group AEdit

Venue: Helsinki, Finland

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Slovenia 5 5 0 446 384 +62 10 Knockout stage
2   Finland (H) 5 4 1 426 408 +18 9
3   France 5 3 2 450 422 +28 8
4   Greece 5 2 3 421 400 +21 7
5   Poland 5 1 4 411 414 −3 6
6   Iceland 5 0 5 355 481 −126 5
Source: EuroBasket
Rules for classification: 1) Points. 2) Head-to-head results. 3) Points difference. 4) Points scored.
(H) Host.
31 August 2017
Slovenia   90–81   Poland
Iceland   61–90   Greece
France   84–86 OT   Finland
2 September 2017
Poland   91–61   Iceland
Greece   87–95   France
Finland   78–81   Slovenia
3 September 2017
France   115–79   Iceland
Slovenia   78–72   Greece
Finland   90–87 2OT   Poland
5 September 2017
Iceland   75–102   Slovenia
Poland   75–78   France
Greece   77–89   Finland
6 September 2017
Slovenia   95–78   France
Greece   95–77   Poland
Finland   83–79   Iceland

Group BEdit

Venue: Tel Aviv, Israel

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Lithuania 5 4 1 426 359 +67 9 Knockout stage
2   Germany 5 3 2 355 346 +9 8[a]
3   Italy 5 3 2 346 322 +24 8[a]
4   Ukraine 5 2 3 367 392 −25 7[b]
5   Georgia 5 2 3 390 394 −4 7[b]
6   Israel (H) 5 1 4 358 429 −71 6
Source: EuroBasket
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Germany 61–55 Italy
  2. ^ a b Ukraine 88–81 Georgia
31 August 2017
Germany   75–63   Ukraine
Lithuania   77–79   Georgia
Italy   69–48   Israel
2 September 2017
Georgia   57–67   Germany
Ukraine   66–78   Italy
Israel   73–88   Lithuania
3 September 2017
Georgia   81–88   Ukraine
Lithuania   78–73   Italy
Germany   80–82   Israel
5 September 2017
Ukraine   62–94   Lithuania
Italy   55–61   Germany
Israel   91–104 OT   Georgia
6 September 2017
Germany   72–89   Lithuania
Georgia   69–71   Italy
Israel   64–88   Ukraine

Group CEdit

Venue: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 5 5 0 449 303 +146 10 Knockout stage
2   Croatia 5 4 1 397 336 +61 9
3   Montenegro 5 3 2 378 367 +11 8
4   Hungary 5 2 3 335 370 −35 7
5   Czech Republic 5 1 4 356 441 −85 6
6   Romania (H) 5 0 5 316 414 −98 5
Source: EuroBasket
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host.
1 September 2017
Hungary   58–67   Croatia
Spain   99–60   Montenegro
Romania   68–83   Czech Republic
2 September 2017
Montenegro   72–48   Hungary
Czech Republic   56–93   Spain
Croatia   74–58   Romania
4 September 2017
Hungary   85–73   Czech Republic
Montenegro   72–76   Croatia
Spain   91–50   Romania
5 September 2017
Czech Republic   75–88   Montenegro
Croatia   73–79   Spain
Romania   71–80   Hungary
7 September 2017
Czech Republic   69–107   Croatia
Hungary   64–87   Spain
Montenegro   86–69   Romania

Group DEdit

Venue: Istanbul, Turkey

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Serbia 5 4 1 400 353 +47 9[a] Knockout stage
2   Latvia 5 4 1 444 396 +48 9[a]
3   Russia 5 4 1 378 366 +12 9[a]
4   Turkey (H) 5 2 3 388 380 +8 7
5   Belgium 5 1 4 353 410 −57 6
6   Great Britain 5 0 5 390 448 −58 5
Source: EuroBasket
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Serbia 3 Pts, +7 PD; Latvia 3 Pts, +5 PD; Russia 3 Pts, −12 PD
1 September 2017
Belgium   103–90   Great Britain
Serbia   92–82   Latvia
Turkey   73–76   Russia
2 September 2017
Latvia   92–64   Belgium
Russia   75–72   Serbia
Great Britain   70–84   Turkey
4 September 2017
Latvia   97–92   Great Britain
Belgium   67–76   Russia
Serbia   80–74   Turkey
5 September 2017
Russia   69–84   Latvia
Great Britain   68–82   Serbia
Turkey   78–65   Belgium
7 September 2017
Russia   82–70   Great Britain
Belgium   54–74   Serbia
Latvia   89–79   Turkey

Knockout stageEdit

Venue: Istanbul, Turkey

 
Round of 16QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
              
 
9 September
 
 
  Germany84
 
12 September
 
  France81
 
  Germany72
 
10 September
 
  Spain84
 
  Spain73
 
14 September
 
  Turkey56
 
  Spain72
 
9 September
 
  Slovenia92
 
  Slovenia79
 
12 September
 
  Ukraine55
 
  Slovenia103
 
10 September
 
  Latvia97
 
  Latvia100
 
17 September
 
  Montenegro68
 
  Slovenia93
 
9 September
 
  Serbia85
 
  Lithuania64
 
13 September
 
  Greece77
 
  Greece69
 
10 September
 
  Russia74
 
  Croatia78
 
15 September
 
  Russia101
 
  Russia79
 
9 September
 
  Serbia87 Third place
 
  Finland57
 
13 September17 September
 
  Italy70
 
  Italy67  Spain93
 
10 September
 
  Serbia83   Russia85
 
  Serbia86
 
 
  Hungary78
 

FinalEdit

17 September 2017 Slovenia   9385   Serbia Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
21:30 UTC+3 (GMT+3) Scoring by quarter: 20–22, 36–25, 15–20, 22–18
Pts: Dragić 35
Rebs: Dragić, Dončić 7
Asts: Dragić, Prepelič 3
Boxscore Pts: Bogdanović 22
Rebs: Lučić 8
Asts: Bogdanović 5
Attendance: 12,095
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (Brazil), Tolga Sahin (Italy), Antonio Conde (Spain)


 EuroBasket 2017 Champions 
 
Slovenia
First title

Final standingsEdit

The final standings per FIBA official website:

 
Results
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
    Slovenia 9 9 0 813 693 +120 18
    Serbia 9 7 2 741 670 +71 16
    Spain 9 8 1 771 608 +163 17
4   Russia 9 6 3 717 693 +24 15
5   Latvia 7 5 2 641 567 +74 12
6   Germany 7 4 3 511 511 0 11
7   Italy 7 4 3 483 462 +21 11
8   Greece 7 3 4 567 538 +29 10
9   Lithuania 6 4 2 490 436 +54 10
10   Croatia 6 4 2 475 437 +38 10
11   Finland 6 4 2 483 478 +5 10
12   France 6 3 3 531 506 +25 9
13   Montenegro 6 3 3 446 467 −21 9
14   Turkey 6 2 4 444 453 −9 8
15   Ukraine 6 2 4 422 471 −49 8
16   Hungary 6 2 4 413 456 −43 8
17   Georgia 5 2 3 390 394 −4 7
18   Poland 5 1 4 411 414 −3 6
19   Belgium 5 1 4 353 410 −57 6
20   Czech Republic 5 1 4 356 441 −85 6
21   Israel 5 1 4 358 429 −71 6
22   Great Britain 5 0 5 390 448 −58 5
23   Romania 5 0 5 316 414 −98 5
24   Iceland 5 0 5 355 481 −126 5
Source: FIBA

Statistics and awardsEdit

FIBA broadcasting rightsEdit

Medal team rostersEdit

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit