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FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021 Qualifiers draw seedings announced
MUNICH (Germany) - The seedings for the draw of the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021 Qualifiers have been revealed by FIBA Europe. The draw ceremony will take place at Munich Airport on July 22 and will be live-streamed from 12:15 (GMT+2) on YouTube.
Among the 35 countries participating in the Qualifiers, France and Spain are qualified for the Final Round automatically as hosts. The remaining 33 countries will have to earn their spots through the Qualifiers. The teams will be drawn into nine groups. Six groups of four teams and three groups of three teams. The groups will be conducted in a round-robin system, with each team playing all other teams in the respective group in home and away games.
The nine group winners and the five best second-placed teams will advance to the Final Round of the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021. To determine the standings within a group, all games will be taken into account. To determine the five best second-placed teams out of nine groups, the results against the 4th placed teams in the groups of four teams will be disregarded to compare the teams on a like-for-like basis.
The seedings for the Draw are based on the results of the most recent participation in FIBA Europe Senior Competitions:
The qualification to FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021 will be played over three windows on November 10-18, 2019, November 8-16, 2020, and January 31 - February 8, 2021.
European teams will not play FIBA Women's Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournaments, as six teams have directly qualified to the FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020 from the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2019.
France and Spain were named as co-hosts of FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021 at the official announcement ceremony held on Monday, July 15 in Munich by the FIBA Europe Board.
To learn more about the FIBA Competition System and the Road to FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021, please click here.
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