Group stage games are set for EuroBasket 2022

Jonas Valančiūnas

Today, the draw ceremony of the FIBA Men’s Basketball European Championship 2022 were completed, after which it became clear that the Lithuanian national team will start the tournament in group B together with the national teams of Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Slovenia, Hungary, Germany.

Before the draw ceremony, the first Lithuanians already knew their one rival. It became Germany, which chose Lithuania as a partner federation. Lithuanians will play the matches of this group in Cologne.

Since 2015, countries that organise group stage games have the opportunity to choose one team as a partner federation. In 2017, Lithuania received such an invitation from Israel and played the group stage games in Tel Aviv.

The 2022 European Basketball Championship will take place on September 1-18 in the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Georgia.

The four strongest teams in the group will advance to the next round of the tournament, and in the round of 16, teams Group A will meet with Group B teams and Group C with Group D. The final round of the tournament will take place in Berlin.

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