FIBA Europe Cup Qualification Round 1 and 2 pairings confirmed
MUNICH (FIBA Europe Cup) – The FIBA Europe Cup Qualification Rounds 1 and 2 pairings were confirmed in Munich on Thursday morning.
20 teams will participate in Qualification Round 1, with the winning team of each pairing moving to Qualification Round 2, where there will be an additional 10 teams awaiting them.
The 10 winners of the Qualification Round 2 matchups are guaranteed spots in the FIBA Europe Cup Regular Season.
32 teams will compete in the FIBA Europe Cup Regular Season, with up to 22 teams joining the FIBA Europe Cup Regular Season from the Basketball Champions League Qualification Rounds.
Qualification Round 1 matchups are as follows:
BC Balkan Botevgrad (BUL) v CSM CSU Oradea (ROU)
Szolnoki Olaj KK (HUN) v Trabzonspor Medical Park (TUR)
Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece (TUR) v DNIPRO (UKR)
KFUM Boras Basket (SWE) v Egis Kormend (HUN)
CSU Sibiu (ROU) v BK Pardubice (CZE)
KR (ISL) v Belfius Mons-Hainaut (BEL)
Bnei Herzliya (ISR) v BM SLAM STAL Ostrow (POL)
BC Nevezis (LTU) v BC Rilski Sportist (BUL)
Parma (RUS) v BC Rabotnicki Skopje (MKD)
s.Oliver Wurzburg (GER) v Istanbul (TUR)
Qualification Round 2 matchups are as follows:
Boras/Kormend v CSA Steaua Bucharest (ROU)
Herzliya/Ostrow v FC Do Porto (POR)
Balkan/Oradea v Falco KC Szombathely (HUN)
Szolnok/Trabzonspor v Sodertalje (SWE)
Wurzburg/Istanbul v BC Khimik (UKR)
Parma/Rabotnicki v ESSM Le Portel (FRA)
Nevezis/Rilski Sportist v Petrolina AEK Larnaca (CYP)
KR/Mons v BC Beroe (BUL)
Demir Insaat/Dnipro v Tartu University (EST)
Sibiu/Pardubice v Spirou (BEL)
The Regular Season groups were also drawn on Thursday. A graphic explaining where the teams, following the completion of both the FIBA Europe Cup and Basketball Champions League Qualification Rounds will end up, is available here.
Qualification Round 1 games will be played on Wednesday 20 September, with the return leg one week later.
Qualification Round 2 games will be played on Wednesday 4 October, with the return leg games again coming a week later.
The seeded teams in both Qualification Rounds will always play the return leg at home.