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PR N°2 - Draw results for 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship
MIES, Switzerland (2015 FIBA U19 World Championship) - The draw for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship took place on Thursday at the House of Basketball, FIBA’s headquarters on the shores of Lake Geneva. The tournament will be played in Heraklion (Crete), Greece from 27 June to 5 July.
The 16 teams from across FIBA’s five regions - Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania - were divided into four groups of four teams for the Group Phase, played in a standard round-robin format.
Group A: 1. Croatia; 2. Iran; 3. USA; 4. Egypt.
Group B: 1. Argentina; 2. Spain; 3. China; 4. Turkey.
Group C: 1. Canada; 2. Italy; 3. Tunisia; 4. Australia.
Group D: 1. Dominican Republic; 2. Korea; 3. Greece; 4. Serbia.
The FIBA U19 World Championship is where the stars of tomorrow are born. The 11 editions of the tournament to date have brought about the emergence of a number of leading international players, including World and European champion and Olympic gold medalist Arvydas Sabonis (with the former Soviet Union), World and European champions Pau Gasol (Spain) and Vlade Divac (with the former Yugoslavia) and two-time FIBA Basketball World Cup winner Stephen Curry (USA). In more recent years, the USA's Klay Thompson, Jonas Valanciunas of Lithuania and Croatia's Dario Saric made a name for themselves in the competition.
The USA are the reigning champions, having beaten Serbia in the Final of the 2013 tournament held in Prague, Czech Republic.
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