Tel Aviv to host FIBA Europe Cup Final Four
MUNICH (Germany) - The FIBA Europe Cup season will conclude in Tel Aviv, Israel, with Ironi Ness Ziona confirmed as the host club for the Final Four, to be organized from April 23-25.
With the 2020-21 campaign conducted in single venue hubs to ensure the health and safety of all participants, this year's event marks the first time the competition finishes with a Final Four since the inaugural season in 2016.
Qualification to the season-ending tournament marks new ground in European club competitions for all four participating clubs - Arged BMSLAM Stal (POL), BC Parma (RUS), CSM CSU Oradea (ROU) and Ironi Ness Ziona (ISR).
Still unbeaten in the competition, Arged BMSLAM Stal and BC Parma are also in contention to become the first club to complete a full FIBA Europe Cup season without defeat.
No club from the four represented countries – Israel, Poland, Romania and Russia – has ever won the FIBA Europe Cup, with previous winners coming from France (Nanterre 92 – 2017); Italy (Dinamo Sassari – 2019; Umana Reyer Venezia – 2018) and Germany (Fraport Skyliners – 2016).
In Friday's Semi-Finals, hosts Ironi Ness Ziona will take on BC Parma, while CSM CSU Oradea and Arged BMSLAM Stal find themselves matched up on the other side of the bracket.
The Final and the Third Place Game will be played on Sunday.