EuroBasket 2021

The EuroBasket 2021 will be the 41st edition of the EuroBasket championships organized by FIBA Europe, and will be held between 2 and 19 September 2021: the first since it was agreed it would take place every four years, with a similar system of qualification as for the FIBA Basketball World Cup.[1]

EuroBasket 2021
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Tournament details
Host countries Czech Republic
 Georgia
 Italy
 Germany
Dates2–19 September
Teams24
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
2017
2025 →

Like the previous two editions, the tournament will be co-hosted by four countries. Games in the group stage will be held in Germany, Czech Republic, Georgia and Italy. The knock-out phase will be played in Berlin, Germany.

Host selectionEdit

For EuroBasket 2015 and 2017, FIBA Europe opened three bidding options for hosting: to host a preliminary group, to host the final round, or to host the entire tournament. In the end, each of these two tournaments was hosted in four cities in four countries. It will be hosted by four nations for the third time.

Seven counties submitted separate candidacies to host Eurobasket 2021:[2][3]

Czech Republic, Georgia, Germany and Italy were selected as host countries on 15 July 2019 at the Central Board in Munich, Germany.

QualificationEdit

The qualification started in November 2017, with nine teams participating in the pre-qualifiers, including the five eliminated teams from the 2019 World Cup European Pre-Qualifiers. The co-hosts (Czech Republic, Georgia, Germany and Italy) will participate in qualifiers, but have already qualified to the EuroBasket 2021.

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Qualification method Date of qualification App Last Best placement in tournament
  Czech Republic Host nation 15 July 2019 6th 2017 7th place (2015)
  Georgia Host nation 15 July 2019 5th 2017 11th place (2011)
  Germany Host nation 15 July 2019 25th 2017 Champions (1993)
  Italy Host nation 15 July 2019 38th 2017 Champions (1983, 1999)

MarketingEdit

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The official logo was unveiled on 16 December 2019.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PR N°20 - Central Board gives green light to new format and calendar of competition". FIBA. 11 November 2012. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Znane so protikandidatke Slovenije za Eurobasket" (in Slovenian). 25 March 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Poznato sedam kandidata za Evrobasket 2021. godine". novosti.rs (in Slovenian). Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  4. ^ "FIBA EuroBasket 2021 logo unveiled". FIBA.basketball. 16 December 2019. Retrieved 8 January 2020.

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