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The 2015 European Women Basketball Championship, commonly called EuroBasket Women 2015 was the 35th edition of the continental tournament in women's basketball, sanctioned by the FIBA Europe. The tournament was co-held in Hungary, that hosted the championship for the fifth time after 1950, 1964, 1983 and 1997 and Romania that hosted it for the second time after 1966, from 11–28 June 2015. This event was hosted by more than one country for the first time.[2][3][4][5]

EuroBasket 2015 Women
35th FIBA European Women's
Basketball Championship
EuroBasket Women 2015 logo.png
Tournament details
Host nations Hungary
 Romania
Dates11–28 June
Teams20 
(from 31 federations)
Venues7 
(in 7 host cities)
Champions Serbia
(1st title)
MVPSerbia Ana Dabović[1]
Tournament leaders
PlayersTeams
Points Spain Torrens (19.7)  Slovakia (75.9)
Rebounds Belarus Leuchanka (11.5)  Russia (40.1)
Assists Montenegro Škerović (7.1)  France (19.8)
2013
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Serbia won their first title by defeating France 76–68 in the final.[6]

Contents

Host selectionEdit

Initially six member federations expressed their intention to organize the tournament: Belarus and Lithuania, who applied a joint bid;[7] Hungary, Israel, Serbia and Spain.[8] Lithuania later refused the plan of a joint bid[9] and eventually two countries submitted an official candidation, Belarus and Hungary.

The final decision was made by the FIBA Europe Board on 18 December 2011 in their meeting in Munich, which awarded the organization rights to Hungary by majority vote. FIBA Europe president Ólafur Rafnsson was on the opinion that "it was an excellent choice as Hungary has tradition in basketball and especially in women's basketball." Attila Czene, State Minister for Sport of the Ministry of National Resources was also pleased, stating that the European Championship great opportunity to upgrade and expand the infrastructure, as Hungary's aim "is to invest in sport and basketball is a main team sport." "As a former Olympic champion, I am happy that we can reintroduce team sport in Hungary. Basketball is a bit behind handball right now and we are trying to close this gap, with 2015 we can start making progress" – he added.[3]

Romanian Basketball Federation has announced that FIBA Europe board has granted them the rights to co-host EuroBasket Women in 2015 with Hungary. Originally Hungary applied to host and was awarded the tournament as the only host country. According to the announcement current plan has Romania hosting groups in Cluj-Napoca, Oradea and Timișoara.[4][5][10]

VenuesEdit

Location View City Arena Capacity Round
  Budapest Syma Sport and Events Centre 5,500 Final round
  Debrecen Főnix Hall 5,500 Second round
  Győr Audi Aréna 5,000 Second round
  Szombathely Arena Savaria 4,000 First round
  Sopron MKB Aréna Sopron 2,500 First round
  Oradea Arena Antonio Alexe 2,500 First round
  Timișoara Sala Polivalentă "Politehnica" 3,000 First round

QualificationEdit

The qualification was held from 7 June 2013 to 25 June 2014.

Qualified teamsEdit

Country Qualified as Date of qualification Last appearance Best placement in tournament WR
  Hungary Host nation 18 December 2011 2009 Runner-up (1950, 1956) 55
  Romania Host nation 19 May 2012 2007 4th place (1962, 1964, 1966) 55
  Turkey Host nation of the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women & 3rd place of EuroBasket Women 2013 13 March 2011 2013 Runner-up (2011) 13
  Greece Winner of 1st Qualification round 25 June 2013 2011 5th place (2009) 22
  Serbia 4th place of EuroBasket Women 2013 26 June 2013 2013 4th place (2013) 29
  Spain Winner of EuroBasket Women 2013 26 June 2013 2013 Champion (1993, 2013) 6
  Czech Republic 6th place of EuroBasket Women 2013 27 June 2013 2013 Champion (2005) 5
  France Runner-up of EuroBasket Women 2013 27 June 2013 2013 Champion (2001, 2009) 4
  Belarus 5th place of EuroBasket Women 2013 28 June 2013 2013 3rd place (2007) 10
  Croatia Winner of Qualification group F 22 June 2014 2013 5th place (2011) 19
  Sweden Runner-up of Qualification group E 22 June 2014 2013 7th place (1987, 2013) 43
  Latvia Winner of Qualification group C 22 June 2014 2013 4th place (2007) 16
  Poland Runner-up of Qualification group A 22 June 2014 2011 Champion (1999) 39
  Ukraine Runner-up of Qualification group D 23 June 2014 2013 Champion (1995) 43
  Russia Winner of Qualification group E 25 June 2014 2013 Champion (2003, 2007, 2011) 3
  Slovakia Winner of Qualification group A 25 June 2014 2013 Runner-up (1997) 33
  Italy Runner-up of Qualification group C 25 June 2014 2013 Champion (1938) 28
  Lithuania Winner of Qualification group B 25 June 2014 2013 Champion (1997) 15
  Great Britain Runner-up of Qualification group B 25 June 2014 2013 9th place (2013) 24
  Montenegro Winner of Qualification group D 25 June 2014 2013 6th place (2011) 34

SquadsEdit

DrawEdit

The draw was held on 29 November 2014 in Budapest, Hungary.[11][12]

SeedingsEdit

The seeding was announced on 20 November 2014.[11] According to the FIBA Europe regulations the participating nations are seeded based on their record in EuroBasket Women 2013 final tournament (shown in brackets for first 6 teams) or EuroBasket Women 2015 qualification (shown in brackets with symbol Q).[11]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5

  Spain (1)
  France (2)
  Turkey (3)
  Serbia (4)

  Belarus (5)
  Czech Republic (6)
  Croatia (Q1)
  Slovakia (Q2)

  Lithuania (Q3)
  Ukraine (Q4)
  Poland (Q5)
  Latvia (Q6)

  Montenegro (Q7)
  Russia (Q8)
  Sweden (Q9)
  Italy (Q10)

  Great Britain (Q11)
  Greece (Q1st)
  Hungary (host)
  Romania (host)

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   France 4 4 0 319 264 +55 8 Advance to second round
2   Montenegro 4 3 1 301 263 +38 7
3   Czech Republic 4 2 2 289 306 −17 6
4   Ukraine 4 1 3 283 314 −31 5
5   Romania 4 0 4 270 315 −45 4
11 June 2015
Montenegro   71–52   Czech Republic
Ukraine   55–79   France
12 June 2015
Czech Republic   80–79   Ukraine
Romania   61–79   Montenegro
13 June 2015
France   85–75   Czech Republic
Ukraine   78–71   Romania
14 June 2015
Montenegro   84–71   Ukraine
Romania   67–76   France
15 June 2015
France   79–67   Montenegro
Czech Republic   82–71   Romania

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Belarus 4 4 0 299 234 +65 8 Advance to second round
2   Turkey 4 3 1 220 215 +5 7
3   Greece 4 2 2 217 239 −22 6
4   Italy 4 1 3 232 241 −9 5
5   Poland 4 0 4 208 247 −39 4
11 June 2015
Poland   54–57   Turkey
Italy   76–85 (OT)   Belarus
12 June 2015
Greece   51–46   Italy
Belarus   65–49   Poland
13 June 2015
Poland   50–59   Greece
Turkey   52–67   Belarus
14 June 2015
Italy   66–55   Poland
Greece   50–61   Turkey
15 June 2015
Belarus   82–57   Greece
Turkey   50–44   Italy

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Russia 4 3 1 293 223 +70 7[a] Advance to second round
2   Serbia 4 3 1 294 263 +31 7[a]
3   Croatia 4 2 2 277 305 −28 6[b]
4   Latvia 4 2 2 258 263 −5 6[b]
5   Great Britain 4 0 4 222 290 −68 4
  1. ^ a b Russia–Serbia 77–53
  2. ^ a b Croatia–Latvia 67–63
11 June 2015
Latvia   60–76   Serbia
Russia   83–62   Croatia
12 June 2015
Croatia   67–63   Latvia
Great Britain   40–71   Russia
13 June 2015
Latvia   67–58   Great Britain
Serbia   89–72   Croatia
14 June 2015
Great Britain   54–76   Serbia
Russia   62–68   Latvia
15 June 2015
Croatia   76–70   Great Britain
Serbia   53–77   Russia

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 4 4 0 287 245 +42 8 Advance to second round
2   Slovakia 4 2 2 312 316 −4 6[a]
3   Lithuania 4 2 2 279 291 −12 6[a]
4   Sweden 4 1 3 269 269 0 5[b]
5   Hungary 4 1 3 261 287 −26 5[b]
  1. ^ a b Slovakia–Lithuania 85–79
  2. ^ a b Sweden–Hungary 73–62
11 June 2015
Sweden   69–72   Slovakia
Lithuania   58–72   Spain
12 June 2015
Slovakia   85–79   Lithuania
Hungary   63–72   Sweden
13 June 2015
Spain   82–81   Slovakia
Lithuania   72–66   Hungary
14 June 2015
Sweden   68–70   Lithuania
Hungary   46–69   Spain
15 June 2015
Spain   64–60   Sweden
Slovakia   74–86   Hungary

Second roundEdit

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Turkey 5 4 1 299 262 +37 9[a] Advance to final round
2   France 5 4 1 335 308 +27 9[a]
3   Belarus 5 2 3 349 323 +26 7[b]
4   Montenegro 5 2 3 319 340 −21 7[c]
5   Greece 5 2 3 299 328 −29 7[d]
6   Czech Republic 5 1 4 319 359 −40 6
  1. ^ a b France–Turkey 56–66
  2. ^ Belarus 3pts/154:134 (+20) :: Belarus–Greece 82–57. Montenegro–Belarus 77–72
  3. ^ Montenegro 3pts/140:148 (−8) :: Montenegro–Belarus 77–72, Montenegro–Greece 63–76
  4. ^ Greece 3pts/133:145 (−12) :: Belarus–Greece 82–57. Montenegro–Greece 63–76
17 June 2015
Turkey   61–41   Montenegro
Czech Republic   73–70   Belarus
Greece   42–51   France
19 June 2015
Montenegro   77–72   Belarus
Greece   74–71   Czech Republic
France   56–66   Turkey
21 June 2015
Turkey   59–48   Czech Republic
Montenegro   63–76   Greece
Belarus   58–64   France

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 5 5 0 406 328 +78 10 Advance to final round
2   Lithuania 5 3 2 371 367 +4 8[a]
3   Russia 5 3 2 366 320 +46 8[a]
4   Serbia 5 2 3 370 387 −17 7[b]
5   Slovakia 5 2 3 385 374 +11 7[b]
6   Croatia 5 0 5 312 434 −122 5
  1. ^ a b Lithuania–Russia 78–74
  2. ^ a b Slovakia–Serbia 74–76
18 June 2015
Slovakia   74–76   Serbia
Lithuania   78–74   Russia
Croatia   52–95   Spain
20 June 2015
Lithuania   83–64   Croatia
Russia   75–61   Slovakia
Serbia   80–91   Spain
22 June 2015
Slovakia   84–62   Croatia
Spain   66–57   Russia
Serbia   72–73   Lithuania

Final roundEdit

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
24 June
 
 
  Turkey63
 
26 June
 
  Serbia75
 
  Serbia74
 
24 June
 
  Belarus72
 
  Lithuania66
 
28 June
 
  Belarus68
 
  Serbia76
 
25 June
 
  France68
 
  France77
 
26 June
 
  Russia74
 
  France63
 
25 June
 
  Spain58 Third place
 
  Spain75
 
28 June
 
  Montenegro74
 
  Belarus58
 
 
  Spain74
 
5–8th place bracket
 
5–8th place semifinalsFifth place
 
      
 
25 June
 
 
  Turkey66
 
27 June
 
  Lithuania57
 
  Turkey68
 
26 June
 
  Russia66
 
  Russia73
 
 
  Montenegro65
 
Seventh place
 
 
27 June
 
 
  Lithuania77
 
 
  Montenegro89

FinalEdit

28 June 2015
19:00
Serbia   76–68   France
Scoring by quarter: 15–22, 18–10, 20–17, 23–19
Pts: A. Dabović 25
Rebs: Page 8
Asts: A. Dabović 3
Pts: Gruda 16
Rebs: Yacoubou 6
Asts: Dumerc 5
Syma Sport and Events Centre, Budapest
Attendance: 5,200
Referees: Karen Lasuik (CAN), Anne Panther (GER), Maj Forsberg (DEN)

Final rankingEdit

Qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games
Qualified for the 2016 FIBA World
Olympic Qualifying Tournament
Rank Team Record
    Serbia 7–3
    France 8–2
    Spain 9–1
4th   Belarus 5–5
5th   Turkey 8–2
6th   Russia 5–5
7th   Montenegro 5–5
8th   Lithuania 5–5
9th   Slovakia 3–4
10th   Greece 4–3
11th   Czech Republic 3–4
12th   Croatia 2–5
13th   Latvia 2–2
14th   Sweden 1–3
15th   Italy 1–3
16th   Ukraine 1–3
17th   Hungary 1–3
18th   Poland 0–4
19th   Romania 0–4
20th   Great Britain 0–4

Statistics and awardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Magyarország rendezi a 2015–ös Európa-bajnokságot" [Hungary will host the 2015 European Championship] (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport Online. 18 December 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Hungary to host Eurobasket Women 2015". FIBA Europe. 18 December 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Romania to co-host EuroBasket Women 2015 with Hungary". lovewomensbasketball.com. 19 May 2012. Archived from the original on 7 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Romania si Ungaria vor organiza EuroBasket Women 2015!". frbaschet.ro (in Romanian). 19 May 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Historic First Title For Super Serbia". eurobasketwomen2015.com. 28 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Belarus and Lithuania in joint bid for EuroBasket Women 2015". Belarusian Telegraph Agency. 27 July 2011. Archived from the original on 7 June 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
  8. ^ "„FIBA-Europe" sulaukė penkių paraiškų rengti 2015 metų Europos moterų čempionatą" (in Lithuanian). delfi.lt. 2011-05-18. Retrieved 2011-05-19.
  9. ^ "Lithuania refuses to hold European Women's Basketball Championship 2015 together with Belarus". Charter 97. 26 August 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
  10. ^ "Campionatul European de Baschet feminin rămâne la Timișoara" (in Romanian). pressalert.ro. 27 May 2014.
  11. ^ a b c "EuroBasket Women Seedings Announced". fibaeurope.com. 2014-11-20.
  12. ^ "EuroBasket Women 2015 Draw Completed". fibaeurope.com. 2014-11-29.
  13. ^ Statistics

External linksEdit