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FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021 Qualifiers in November and February to go ahead in a ''bubbles'' format

MUNICH (Germany) - The FIBA Europe Board decided to play the upcoming November and February windows of the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021 Qualifiers in a "bubbles" format.

In its 9th meeting of the 2019-2023 term of office, held via teleconference, the Board also discussed the criteria for choosing the hosts of the "bubbles" for the upcoming FIBA EuroBasket 2022 Qualifiers, following the FIBA Executive Committee decision last week.

Each of the men's and women's "bubbles" will consist of the teams of one group (four teams or three teams for some of the women's groups). If there will be no host for one of the groups, then this group will be included to and played in an existing "bubble". 

The same principles will apply also to the groups of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 European Pre-Qualifiers scheduled to be played during the same window.

The most important criteria in choosing the hosts will be health and travel guarantees and compliance with FIBA health protocols, including testing and controlled entry into a secure environment in the competition city.

Preference will be given to candidacies from nations that are scheduled to play two home games in the upcoming windows.

The "bubbles" will be played with or without spectators, depending on the host nation's government restrictions on this particular issue.

The candidacies for both the men and women's Qualifiers "bubbles" hosts will be discussed and confirmed during the next Board meeting on October 8, 2020.


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