Nine Teams Qualify For EuroBasket Women 2009

14.09.2008

Hungary, Israel, Lithuania and Serbia added their names on Saturday to the list of nine teams that will be making the trip to EuroBasket Women 2009 Final Round in Latvia.

Turkey, Poland, France, Slovakia and Greece had already secured qualification before the last group games of the Qualifying Round were played September 13.

With Division A Qualfying Round complete the nine teams who won the right to play in the EuroBasket Women 2009 Final Round are:

Group A: Israel and Lithuania
Group B: Turkey and Poland
Group C: France and Slovakia
Group D: Greece and Serbia

The best third-placed team: Hungary (Win/Loss: 5/3; percentage:62.5%; goal average coefficient: 1.1035).

The above join the top ranked teams from EuroBasket Women 2007 who have qualified automatically for the EuroBasket Women 2009 Final Round:

Russia
Spain
Belarus
Latvia (Organisers)
Czech Republic

The ten teams who participated in the Qualifying Round and did not succeed in going through to the Final Round have been ranked according to their Win/Loss record, their Win/Loss percentage and their goal average coefficient as following:

RANK
TEAM
W/L
%
COEF.
 1 Ukraine
 5/3 62,5%
 1.1005
 2 Italy 4/4
 50%
 1.0682
 3 Belgium 2/4 33,3% 0.9509
 4 Bulgaria 2/4 
 33,3% 
 0.9009
 5 Croatia 2/6 25% 0.8513
 6 Germany 2/6 25% 0.8137
 7 Great Britain
 1/7 12,5% 0.8925
 8 Romania 1/7 12,5% 0.8081
 9 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1/7 12,5% 0.7588
 10 Finland 1/7 12,5% 0.7445



The first six teams will take part in an Additional Qualifying Round while the last four will participate in the Relegation Round. The two best teams of the Additional Qualifying Round will earn the right to play in the EuroBasket Women 2009 Final Round in Latvia.
The two teams which finish top of the Relegation Round will remain in Division A, while the other two will be relegated to Division B.

The games of the Additional Qualifying Round and the Relegation Round will be played in January 2009 (4th, 7th, 10th, 13th, 16th and 19th).

The draw for the groups of the Final Round as well as for the order of the games of the Additional Qualifying Round and the Relegation Round will take place in Riga, Latvia on October 15, 2008.

The EuroBasket Women 2009 Final Round will take place in the Latvian cities of Liepaja, Valmiera and Riga, June 7-20.


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