EuroBasket Draw Set For Thursday

18.10.2006

The EuroBasket 2007 Draw will take place on Thursday, October 19th, at 12:30 local time in Madrid, Spain at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos de Madrid.

The Draw will be broadcast live nationally on La Sexta and can also be followed in real-time on fibaeurope.com.

A number of prominent Spanish players and dignitaries are scheduled to be in attendance.

Fifteen countries have already qualified for the final round and will be drawn into four groups of four teams.

The qualified countries are:

Croatia
Czech Republic
France
Germany
Greece
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Poland
Portugal
Russia
Serbia
Slovenia
Spain
Turkey

The final team will come from the Additional Qualifying Round, which features the following countries:

Belgium
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Denmark
Estonia
FYR of Macedonia
Hungary
Israel
Sweden
Ukraine

The teams will be drawn into three groups and will play round robin games (home and away) beginning on August 8th, 2007.

The three group winners will qualify to the Additional Qualifying Tournament (AQT) which will take place from August 29-31, 2007. 

The winner of the AQT will qualify for EuroBasket 2007.

EuroBasket 2007 takes place from September 3-16, 2007 in Spain.


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