Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Basketball Federation has reorganized qualification for the EuroBasket 2022 tournament. In November of this year and in February, the following matches are played in “bubbles”, that is, in closed tournaments, rather than in the traditional “home” and return match format. The first tournament has already taken place with the participation of the Polish national team. In Valencia, the team from coach Mike Taylor He won with Romania I am I lost to Israel.
The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced Friday that the next qualifiers for the EuroBasket 2022 Championship in Group A will be held at Arena Gliwice. The acting window will run from February 15-21, 2021, and Piao Zeroni will play the two world champions – Spain and Romania. Our team needs another victory. Other matches in Group A will also be played.
We are pleased that the International Basketball Federation appreciated the joint efforts of the Polish Basketball Federation, Gliwice and the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sports, and granted us the organization of the last qualifying window for the European Championship. This is a big challenge, especially in the era of the Coronavirus pandemic, but Arena Gliwice is one of the newest facilities of this kind in Poland, ideal for playing matches at the highest level. He had already proven himself in the past during the match against Israel, which was watched by up to 12,000 fans in the hall. We hope that in February the situation in our country will allow fans to support the White-Reds again from the stands – said Radosław Piesiewicz, president of the Polish Basketball Association.
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Hosts for the “In the Bubble” tournaments have also been appointed in other groups: B – Russian Perm (Russia, Estonia, Italy, North Macedonia), C – Vilnius (Lithuania, Denmark, Belgium, Czech Republic), D – Ankara (Turkey, Sweden, Netherlands, Croatia), E – Tbilisi (Georgia, Serbia, Finland, Switzerland), F – Kiev (Ukraine, Slovenia, Austria, Hungary), G – Podgorica (Montenegro, France, Great Britain, Germany), H – Riga (Latvia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Bulgaria). The top three teams from each of the eight groups will qualify for the European Championship Finals, or the two best teams plus co-hosts for the final tournament in that group, who are guaranteed participation.
Eurobasket has been moved from 2021 to 2022 due to the Tokyo Games being postponed by a year. It is scheduled to be held in the Czech Republic, Germany, Georgia and Italy. Qualifiers will take place in three windows: February 17-25, November 27-30, 2020 and February 18-23, 2021.
Press release, WŁ, Polsat Sport