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FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017 teams confirmed
MUNICH, Germany (FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017 Qualifiers) - The FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017 field has been set, following the completion of the Qualifiers on Wednesday evening.
Prior to Wednesday night action, half of the 16 Final Round spots were still up for grabs, with plenty of intrigue remaining to see who would be the eight remaining teams to book their tickets to Prague and Hradec Kralove for June next year.
All nine group winners from the Qualifiers advanced, as well as the six best second-placed teams. In order to arrive upon the six best second-placed teams, results against the last-placed teams in the groups of four were removed from consideration.
With this in mind, the six best second-placed teams are as follows:
Latvia: 3-1 (+2)
Greece: 2-2 (+47)
Serbia: 2-2 (+46)
Slovakia: 2-2 (+43)
Montenegro: 2-2 (+18)
Belarus: 2-2 (+7)
The three unlucky second-placed teams are as follows:
Israel: 2-2 (-8)
Sweden: 2-2 (-12)
Croatia: 1-3 (-23)
The eventual outcome of the Qualifiers was particularly gratifying for Slovenia, who will make a maiden appearance in a Final Round next year; and for Belgium, who return to the Final Round for the first time since 2007.
The 16 teams are as follows:
*qualified as the host nation
FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017 will take place from 16 to 25 June 2017.
The FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017 Draw will be conducted in the Final Round host city of Prague on 9 December and will be streamed live on YouTube.com/FIBA.
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