Qualifiers Groups Set

02 May 2014
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FIBA Europe announced on Friday, the qualifier groups for the inaugural 3x3 European Championships which are set to take place in Bucharest, Romania from 5-7 September.

The three qualifiers will take place at Lake Balaton in Zanka, Hungary from 12-13 July; Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 19 July; and the Freedom Monument in Riga, Latvia from 2-3 August.

The 32 national federations who have applied to play in the 3x3 European Championships have been drawn to play in one of the three qualifiers.

The teams have been assigned to their groups based on their 3x3 federation ranking as of 30 April, 2014.

In the men's draw, the top five finishing teams from qualifier 1 at Lake Balaton will earn entry to the 3x3 European Championships. From the 2nd qualifier in Amsterdam, the top four teams shall qualify for Romania. However, as the host nation of the Championship, should Romania finish in the top four in Amsterdam, then the fifth-placed team shall also qualify. In qualifier 3 in Riga, the first six teams will take their place in Romania.

The same principles shall apply on the women's side of the draw, with the slight exception that, as Romania play in qualifier 1, should they finish in the top five placings, then the sixth-placed team will also qualify to travel to the 3x3 European Championships.

Despite currently serving a suspension handed down by FIBA, the Slovak Republic were also drawn and shall be able to compete, should they meet the requirements set down by FIBA, allowing their suspension to be lifted prior to the qualifiers taking place.

 Senior Men

Qualifier 1 - Zanka   Qualifier 2 - Amsterdam   Qualifier 3 -  Riga 
Hungary   Netherlands   Latvia
Poland   Romania   Slovenia
Lithuania   Turkey   Serbia
Germany   Russia   Estonia
Spain   Andorra   Croatia
Switzerland   Georgia   Czech Republic
Slovak Republic   Sweden   Greece
Ukraine   Azerbaijan   Italy
Belgium       Denmark
Israel       Ireland
 Armenia       F.Y.R. of Macedonia


Senior Women

Qualifier 1 - Zanka   Qualifier 2 - Amsterdam   Qualifier 3 -  Riga 
Hungary   Netherlands   Latvia
Romania   Andorra   Czech Republic
France   Spain   Germany
Switzerland   Poland   Estonia
Azerbaijan   Belgium   Turkey
Lithuania   Italy   Israel
Russia   Greece   Slovak Republic
Slovenia   Sweden   Ireland
Ukraine       Wales
        F.Y.R. of Macedonia

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