EuroBasket Division B Promotion Round Match-Ups Set

29 August 2009

Four teams remain in the hunt for a ticket to the men's EuroBasket 2011 Division A, after the conclusion of the EuroBasket 2009 Division B Qualifying Round, Saturday.

In the final stage of Division B play, the Promotion Round, Montenegro will meet Sweden while Georgia will play against Belarus.

The pairings are decided by a system which ranks the four qualified teams from 1 to 4, based on their win/loss percentage and their goal differential.

Undefeated Montenegro head those rankings while Georgia are second and Sweden third thanks to a superior goal average over Belarus.

The winners of the two match-ups over the two legs will play in EuroBasket 2011 Division A.

Montenegro and Sweden aspirations for a place in Division A extend to the women's game too.

Montenegro who topped Group A in EuroBasket Women 2009 Division B competition will now meet Portugal, second in Group B. Sweden who finished first in Group B they face  the Netherlands.

The winners of the two match-ups will qualify for EuroBasket Women 2011 Division A.

The first games will be played on 5th September with the return legs on September 9th. The lower ranked team in a pairing always play the first game at home.

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