EuroBasket Women 2021

The 2021 European Women Basketball Championship, commonly called EuroBasket Women 2021, was the 38th edition of the continental tournament in women's basketball, sanctioned by the FIBA Europe. It was co-hosted by France and Spain between 17 and 27 June 2021.[1] It was the third time to be hosted by multiple countries. The tournament also served as part of European qualification for the 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup, with the top six nations advancing to the qualifying tournaments. The final were planned to be held at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris but moved to the Pavelló Municipal Font de San Lluís, in Valencia.[2]

EuroBasket 2021 Women
38th FIBA European Women's
Basketball Championship
EuroBasket Women 2021.png
Tournament details
Host nations France
 Spain
Dates17−27 June
Teams16
Venues2 
(in 2 host cities)
Champions Serbia
(2nd title)
MVPSerbia Sonja Vasić
Tournament leaders
PlayersTeams
Points Bosnia and Herzegovina Jones (24.3)  France (78.0)
Rebounds Bosnia and Herzegovina Jones (16.8)  France (44.3)
Assists Montenegro Mujović (7.0)  Belgium (22.2)
Official website
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Spain was the defending champion. Serbia won their second title winning 63–54 in the final over France,[3] while Belgium won the bronze medal, after defeating Belarus.[4]

Host selectionEdit

FIBA Europe announced on 18 April 2019 that four national federations have applied two bids to organize FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021:[5]

France and Spain were selected as co-hosts on 15 July 2019 at the Central Board in Munich, Germany.

Not in the final shortlist:

QualificationEdit

Russia initially received a four-year ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency on 9 December 2019, after RUSADA was found non-compliant for handing over manipulated laboratory data to investigators.[6] However, the Russian women's team could still enter qualification, as the ban only applies to the Women's Basketball World Cup. Despite that, a team representing Russia, which uses its flag and anthem, is ineligible under the WADA decision. The decision was appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport,[7] which ruled in favour of WADA but reduced the ban to two years, lasting until 16 December 2022.[8][9] The CAS ruling also allowed the name "Russia" to be displayed on uniforms if the words "Neutral Athlete" or "Neutral Team" had equal prominence.[10] If Russia qualifies for the tournament, its women's basketball players will not be able to use their country's name alone, flag or anthem at the Women's World Cup, like their male counterparts, as a result of the nation's two-year ban from world championships and other international sports events organised or sanctioned by a WADA signatory.[9][10][11]

Qualified teamsEdit

Country Qualified as Date of qualification Last appearance Best placement in tournament WR
  France Host nation 15 July 2019 2019 Champions (2001, 2009) 5th
  Spain Champions (1993, 2013, 2017, 2019) 3rd
  Belgium Group G winner 14 November 2020 Third place (2017) 6th
  Serbia Group E winner 11 December 2020 Champions (2015) 8th
  Sweden Group B winner Fifth place (2019) 20th
  Bosnia and Herzegovina Top 5 ranked of second-placed teams 4 February 2021 1999 Tenth place (1999) 34th
  Croatia Group I winner 2015 Fifth place (2011) 31st
  Slovenia Group A winner 2019 Tenth place (2019) 30th
  Belarus Group F winner 6 February 2021 Third place (2007) 11th
  Czech Republic Group D winner Champions (2005) 16th
  Russia Group C winner Champions (2003, 2007, 2011) 12th
  Slovakia Group H winner 2017 Runners-up (1997) 24th
  Montenegro Top 5 ranked of second-placed teams 2019 Sixth place (2011) 22nd
  Italy Champions (1938) 14th
  Turkey Runners-up (2011) 7th
  Greece 2017 Fourth place (2017) 13th

VenuesEdit

The Palais des Sports de Gerland in Lyon was supposed to host games as well as the AccorHotels Arena in Paris who was planned to be the final host. This was changed on 11 May 2020 and Rhénus Sport in Strasbourg was named as the replacement venue in September 2020.[12] It will host two preliminary round groups as well as the Pavelló Municipal Font de San Lluís in Valencia, which will also host the final phase.[2]

  Strasbourg   Valencia
Rhénus Sport
Capacity: 6,200
Pavelló Municipal Font de Sant Lluís
Capacity: 9,000
   

MarketingEdit

The official logo was unveiled on 28 January 2020. The visual identity focuses on the outlines of some of the most iconic basketball moves where the shapes come together to form the logo and its elements in the shape of the trophy and the year 2021. The logo was designed by the Lisbon-based agency VMLY&R Branding.[13]

DrawEdit

The draw took place on 8 March 2021 in Valencia, Spain.[14][15]

SeedingsEdit

The seeding was confirmed on 3 March 2021.[16]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

  Spain (co-host)
  France (co-host)
  Serbia
  Belgium

  Sweden
  Russia
  Slovenia
  Italy

  Belarus
  Czech Republic
  Montenegro
  Turkey

  Slovakia
  Croatia
  Bosnia and Herzegovina
  Greece

SquadsEdit

All rosters consist of 12 players.[17]

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Belarus 3 2 1 185 163 +22 5[a] Quarterfinals
2   Spain (H) 3 2 1 220 169 +51 5[a] Qualification to quarterfinals
3   Sweden 3 1 2 183 211 −28 4[b]
4   Slovakia 3 1 2 176 221 −45 4[b]
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Belarus 53–51 Spain
  2. ^ a b Sweden 74–57 Slovakia
17 June 2021
Sweden   74–57   Slovakia
Belarus   53–51   Spain
18 June 2021
Slovakia   58–54   Belarus
Spain   76–55   Sweden
20 June 2021
Sweden   54–78   Belarus
Spain   93–61   Slovakia

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Serbia 3 3 0 258 207 +51 6 Quarterfinals
2   Italy 3 2 1 235 214 +21 5 Qualification to quarterfinals
3   Montenegro 3 1 2 206 219 −13 4
4   Greece 3 0 3 173 232 −59 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
17 June 2021
Montenegro   70–55   Greece
Serbia   86–81 (OT)   Italy
18 June 2021
Greece   51–85   Serbia
Italy   77–61   Montenegro
20 June 2021
Montenegro   75–87   Serbia
Italy   77–67   Greece

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Belgium 3 2 1 210 188 +22 5[a] Quarterfinals
2   Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 2 1 215 200 +15 5[a] Qualification to quarterfinals
3   Slovenia 3 2 1 220 220 0 5[a]
4   Turkey 3 0 3 162 199 −37 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Belgium 1–1, +20 PD; Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–1, +5 PD; Slovenia 1–1, −25 PD
17 June 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina   70–55   Belgium
Slovenia   72–47   Turkey
18 June 2021
Turkey   54–64   Bosnia and Herzegovina
Belgium   92–57   Slovenia
20 June 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina   81–91   Slovenia
Turkey   61–63   Belgium

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   France (H) 3 3 0 261 173 +88 6 Quarterfinals
2   Russia 3 2 1 205 216 −11 5 Qualification to quarterfinals
3   Croatia 3 1 2 209 234 −25 4
4   Czech Republic 3 0 3 176 228 −52 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host
17 June 2021
Russia   73–69   Czech Republic
France   105–63   Croatia
18 June 2021
Croatia   62–73   Russia
Czech Republic   51–71   France
20 June 2021
Czech Republic   56–84   Croatia
France   85–59   Russia

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Qualification to quarterfinalsQuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
              
 
 
 
 
23 June – Valencia
 
 
  Belarus58
 
21 June – Valencia
 
  Sweden46
 
  Italy46
 
26 June – Valencia
 
  Sweden64
 
  Belarus61
 
 
  France73
 
 
23 June – Strasbourg
 
 
  France80
 
21 June – Strasbourg
 
  Bosnia and Herzegovina67
 
  Bosnia and Herzegovina80
 
27 June – Valencia
 
  Croatia69
 
  France54
 
 
  Serbia63
 
 
23 June – Valencia
 
 
  Serbia (OT)71
 
21 June – Valencia
 
  Spain64
 
  Spain78
 
26 June – Valencia
 
  Montenegro51
 
  Serbia74
 
 
  Belgium73 Third place game
 
 
23 June – Strasbourg27 June – Valencia
 
 
  Belgium85  Belarus69
 
21 June – Strasbourg
 
  Russia83   Belgium77
 
  Russia93
 
 
  Slovenia75
 
Class. games to WWCQTs
 
Class. game to WWCQTs
 
  
 
26 June – Valencia
 
 
  Sweden63
 
 
  Bosnia and Herzegovina82
 
 
Class. game to WWCQTs
 
  
 
26 June – Valencia
 
 
  Spain74
 
 
  Russia78
 

FinalEdit

27 June 2021
21:00
France   54–63   Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 11–14, 15–17, 14–17, 14–15
Pts: Vukosavljević 15
Rebs: three players 5
Asts: Williams 5
Pts: Anderson 18
Rebs: Krajišnik 13
Asts: Vasić 6
Pavelló Municipal Font de Sant Lluís, Valencia
Referees: Maj Forsberg (DEN), Gvidas Gedvilas (LTU), Wojciech Liszka (POL)

Final rankingEdit

Statistics and awardsEdit

Statistical leadersEdit

PlayersEdit

TeamsEdit

AwardsEdit

The All-Tournament Team and MVP award was announced on 27 June 2021.[20]

All-Star Team
Guard Forwards Centers
  Julie Allemand   Endéné Miyem
  Emma Meesseman
  Sonja Vasić
  Jonquel Jones
MVP:   Sonja Vasić

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Calendar". FIBA. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b "FIBA Europe Board approves switch to Valencia as FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021 Final Phase host". FIBA. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Serbia proclaimed FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021 champions after defeating France in Final". FIBA. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Belgium outrun Belarus in Third Place Game to match best ever finish". FIBA. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Four federations candidate to host FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021". www.fiba.basketball. FIBA. 18 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Russia banned for four years to include 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup". BBC.com. BBC Sport. 9 December 2019. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  7. ^ "WADA files official request with Court of Arbitration for Sport to resolve RUSADA dispute". World Anti-Doping Agency. 9 January 2020. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  8. ^ "CAS arbitration WADA v. RUSADA: Decision". TAS/CAS. 17 December 2020. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Russia banned from Tokyo Olympics and 2022 World Cup after Cas ruling". BBC. 17 December 2020. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  10. ^ a b "Russia banned from using its name, flag at next two Olympics". ESPN. Associated Press. 17 December 2020. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  11. ^ "CAS arbitration WADA v. RUSADA: Decision". TAS / CAS. 17 December 2020. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  12. ^ "Strasbourg announced as FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021 venue in France". FIBA. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  13. ^ "FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021 logo launched". FIBA. 28 January 2020.
  14. ^ "FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021 field confirmed". FIBA. 6 February 2021.
  15. ^ "Draw complete for FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021". FIBA. 8 March 2021.
  16. ^ "Seedings, partner federations confirmed for FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021 Draw". FIBA. 3 March 2021.
  17. ^ "Final Roster Tracker". fiba.basketball. 3 June 2021.
  18. ^ "Statistical leaders". FIBA. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  19. ^ "Teams statistical leaders". FIBA. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  20. ^ "Sonja Vasic crowned TISSOT MVP, headlines All-Star Five in Valencia". FIBA. Retrieved 27 June 2021.

External linksEdit