|Cathy Schmit and her Luxembourg teammates are hoping that homecourt advantage will assist in their chances of qualifying for EuroBasket Women 2013|
On Tuesday, FIBA Europe announced the hosts of the four groups for the 1st Qualification Round of EuroBasket Women 2015.
All four Groups will be played simultaneously from 7-9 June 2013.
The four Group winners will move on to the Semi-Finals, which are played as home and away-games on 15 and 18 June.
On 22 and 25 June, the Final will take place, with only the winner securing a spot at EuroBasket Women 2015.
All other teams will be able to compete again in 2014, when they will be joined by those teams that did not qualify through the EuroBasket Women 2013 Final Round.
The 1st Qualification Round to EuroBasket Women 2015 is the first time ever that teams can already qualify for a Final Round two years prior to the event.
The role as tournament hosts was highly sought after, with nine of 14 teams bidding to host one of the four groups.
For the 1st Qualification Round to the men's equivalent, EuroBasket 2015 in Ukraine, the Groups will be played as home and away-games, meaning that no hosts have to be appointed. The men's qualification round will run throughout the month of August.