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08/12/2016
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FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Pre-Qualifiers seedings confirmed

PRAGUE (FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Pre-Qualifiers) – The seedings of the 13 teams that will play in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Pre-Qualifiers have been confirmed prior to Saturday’s Draw in Prague, Czech Republic.

Under FIBA's New Competition System and Calendar which comes into effect in 2017, 32 European countries will take up the challenge to be among the 12 teams from the region that will qualify to play at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China.

The 32 teams will consist of the 24 national sides competing at FIBA EuroBasket 2017, as well as 8 of the 13 teams that have registered to play in the Pre-Qualifiers.

The seedings for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Pre-Qualifiers are as follows:

Seed

Team

1

Netherlands

1

Bosnia and Herzegovina

1

Estonia

1

Belarus

2

Austria

2

Sweden

2

Bulgaria

2

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

3

Slovak Republic

3

Portugal

3

Albania

3

Kosovo

4

Armenia

The teams will be drawn into four groups – three consisting of three teams and one consisting of four. They will play all other teams in their group on a home-and-away basis with all games being played on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 2 and 19 August 2017. 

Following the six days of action, the top two teams from each group will earn their spot in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Qualifiers, with the first window taking place from 20-28 November 2017.

For a full explanation of the FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifiers, click here or watch the video below.

The Draw will take place following the 2017 European youth championship draws on Saturday morning, beginning at 10:30 CET. 

Prior to Saturday’s draws, Prague will on Friday play host to the FIBA EuroBasket Women Draw. FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017 will take place in Czech Republic from 16-25 June 2017.

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