Eurobasket Women 2005 Draw Set For Friday

26 January 2005

The Eurobasket Women 2005 draw will take place this Friday at the Polat Renaissance Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.

The draw can be followed live on and starts at 11:30 (local time).

11 of the 12 teams have already qualified for the final round and will be drawn into two groups of six teams each. The qualified teams are seeded as follows:

Seed 1

Russia Czech Republic
Seed 2 Spain Greece
Seed 3 Germany Lithuania
Seed 4 Serbia & Montenegro Latvia
Seed 5 France Romania
Seed 6 Turkey Qualifier

As well as the 11 qualified teams, the remaining 10 teams in Division A will have a final chance to qualify for Eurobasket Women via the Additional Qualifying Round.

The 10 teams will be drawn into two groups of three teams and one group of four teams, and are seeded as follows:

Seed 1 Poland Slovak Republic Croatia
Seed 2 Belgium Finland Bulgaria
Seed 3 Hungary Ukraine Italy
Seed 4 Israel

The teams will play round robin games (home and away) and the three group winners will qualify to the Additional Qualifying Tournament (AQT) which will take place 28th - 30th August 2005 in Turkey. The winner of that AQT will qualify for Eurobasket Women 2005.

Eurobasket Women 2005 takes place 2nd - 11th September in Turkey. 

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