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House of Basketball to host draws for 2015 FIBA U19 World Championships on 12 March

MIES (2015 FIBA U19 World Championship/2015 FIBA U19 Women's World Championship) - FIBA will host official draws at the House of Basketball for the first time on Thursday 12 March when the teams playing in the 2015 U19 World Championships find out their respective fates ahead of this summer's events.

The Official Draw Ceremony will take place at 19:00 local/CET time (18:00 GMT) and will be streamed live on FIBA's YouTube channel.

The 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship will take place in Heraklion (Crete), Greece from 27 June to 5 July.

The 16 participating teams are:
Host country: Greece
Africa: EgyptTunisia
Americas: Argentina, Canada, Dominican RepublicUSA
Asia: China, IranKorea
Europe: Croatia, Italy, Serbia, SpainTurkey
Oceania: Australia

The 2015 FIBA U19 Women's World Championship will talke place in Chekhov (Moscow Region), Russia, from 18-26 July.

The 16 participating teams are:
Host country: Russia
Africa: EgyptMali
Americas: Argentina, Brazil, CanadaUSA
Asia*: ChinaKorea
Europe: Belgium, France, NetherlandsSerbia, Spain
Oceania: Australia
*A third team from Asia will be announced at a later stage to complete the field

Representatives of participating teams, distinguished guests - included all the members of FIBA's Executive Committee - and FIBA officials will be in attendance for the Official Draw Ceremony.