Tel Aviv and Constanta to host the FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup 2021 Qualifiers
PARIS (France) - The Europe Cup will officially return in 2021 and qualifiers are set to take place in Israel and Romania on June 25-26* and June 26-27, 2021 respectively.
The FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup 2021 will be played with 12 men´s teams and 12 women´s teams on September 10-12, 2021 in Paris, France.
First of all, it was announced that four teams have qualified in both the men’s and women’s fields. They include the host nation teams, the winners of the previous Europe Cup, and the best-ranked federations in the world as of November 1, 2020.
Men: France (Hosts), Serbia (1 - 2019 Winner), Russia (3), Slovenia (4)
Women: France (Hosts and 2019 Winner), Russia (3), Netherlands (5), Romania (7)
All other registered teams will have to go through qualification. Four men and four women´s teams from each qualifying event will earn a spot at the FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup 2021.
Constanta Qualifier (June 26-27)
Men: Romania (Hosts - 11), Latvia (10), Hungary (13), Ukraine (16), Belarus (18), Estonia (25), Slovakia (31), Lithuania (41), Sweden (55), Great Britain (66), Ireland (71), Kosovo (115), Netherlands (5), Georgia (95), Cyprus (96)
Women: Romania (Hosts - 11), Latvia (10), Hungary (13), Ukraine (16), Belarus (18), Estonia (25), Slovakia (31), Lithuania (41), Sweden (55), Great Britain (66), Ireland (71), Kosovo (115).
Tel Aviv Qualifier (June 25-26)
Men: Israel (Hosts - 36), Poland (9), Czech Republic (14), Switzerland (15), Spain (19), Germany (20), Austria (33), Belgium (39), Turkey (57), Portugal (64), Croatia (73), Greece (77), Andorra (46), Azerbaijan (85), Montenegro (n/a)
Women: Israel (Hosts - 36), Poland (9), Serbia (12), Czech Republic (14), Switzerland (15), Spain (19), Germany (20), Austria (33), Belgium (39), Turkey (57), Portugal (64), Croatia (73), Greece (77)
*The numbers in brackets indicate the combined 3x3 federation rankings on November 1, 2020.
Both the men's and women's fields in both qualifying locations will be played round-robin style in 4 pools, followed by 1 elimination round. The top-2 of each pool will advance to the elimination round. The winners of each elimination game will qualify for the FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup 2021.
This will mark the first time Cyprus and Great Britain register a team to qualify for the competition (and the first time Kosovo sends a women's team).
Despite being qualified directly to the FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup 2021 the Romanian women´s team will play in the qualifier as the host. However, should they finish in the Top-2 of their pool, they shall not proceed to the elimination round and will be replaced by the 3rd-ranked team in their pool.
The pools will not be determined through a draw but will be automatically created through the 3x3 Federation Rankings as of May 1, 2021.
Pools and schedules will be published on the respective event websites and play.fiba3x3.com.
*The Tel Aviv Qualifier was originally announced to take place on June 26-27