15 - 25
June 2023
Everything you need to know about the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2023
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Everything you need to know about the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2023

MUNICH (Germany) - The FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2023 has arrived and will be in the spotlight for the next two weeks, as the 16 participating teams fight for the coveted title in Tel Aviv, Israel and Ljubljana, Slovenia from June 15-25.

If you're coming to the party late, you're in safe hands and we'll get you up to speed in no time at all on everything you need to know about this year's edition of the flagship event. 

And if anyone asks, the codename is Dare to Dream!

What is the format? 

This is already the 39th edition of Europe's flagship women's basketball tournament and it will be contested by 16 teams, which will line up in Tel Aviv and Ljubljana divided into four groups of four teams each. Tel Aviv will host Group A and Group B, as well as the respective Qualification for Quarter-Finals games, while teams from Groups C and D will compete at the Stozice Arena in Ljubljana.

The first placed team in each group will move directly to the Quarter-Finals, while second and third-placed teams will play in a single-elimination game to qualify for the Final Phase in Ljubljana. The tournament will move entirely to the Slovenian capital with the Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and the Final taking place there.

You will find more info about the competition system here.

For more information about the host cities, visit the respective destination pages for Tel Aviv and Ljubljana. 

Who won it last time around?

Led by the legendary Sonja Vasic, who was named TISSOT MVP, of the competition, Serbia lifted their second title success by taking the 2021 silverware in Valencia. It inflicted further disappointment on France, who had to settle for silver for a staggering fifth consecutive tournament.

Meanwhile Belgium claimed their second bronze by taking third place in a repeat of their historical feat back in 2017 when they landed on the podium for the first time.

You can find the all-time list of medalists here.

How did teams qualify for this 2023 edition?

With Israel and Slovenia already qualified as co-hosts, the remaining 14 spots in the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2023 were filled via the Qualifiers which took place over three dedicated windows during November 2021, November 2022 and February 2023.

The qualified teams were seeded as per the FIBA World Ranking Women, presented by Nike and drawn into four groups of four teams each at the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2023 Draw in Slovenia on March 8 earlier this year.

What is at stake?

First and foremost, ultimate glory, the beautiful new FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2023 trophy and the chance to call yourself champions of Europe at least until 2025. 

But it's not only about taking the coveted silverware and bragging rights, since this year's event is also important in terms of qualification for the FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournaments.  The five best placed teams and Paris 2024 Olympics hosts France will all take tickets to this event next February. 

There are also additional spots on offer at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2026 Pre-Qualifying Tournaments, with four places reserved for European teams. 

Everything you need to know about qualifying for future FIBA events is explained in more depth here.

Where can I watch the games?

To find out which TV network or channel is broadcasting games in your country of residence, all you have to do is consult the  schedule page on the of the official FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2023 website.

If you are looking to stream the action, Courtside 1891 is the place to be. Do note that some geo-restrictions are in place.

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets for Tel Aviv can be purchased here, while you can get tickets for Ljubljana here.

Who are the biggest stars to watch at this year's event?

You will be lost for choice with so much talent on show as the best players on the continent come together to do battle. But to help out with the main watch-list, here are 10 leading stars to follow. Don't forget to vote for your favorite!

The competition also has an outstanding reputation for young players showcasing their potential and announcing their arrival on the big stage. We have put together a list of some of the rising stars to look out for at the event.

Do you have more information about the participating teams?

Make sure to read the previews for each of the groups: Group A, Group B, Group C, Group D. And, after reading these, you can even vote which one of these you think is the so-called Group of Death!

If you're into history, you can also check out the list of all the previous winners, the competition's all-time scorers or even test your knowledge by taking the ultimate FIBA Women's EuroBasket quiz.

Where else can I follow the event?

If you don't already have the official FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2023 app, make sure you download it for free here.

Our social media team will be hard at work to give you the best coverage possible on dedicated @EuroBasketWomen channels on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

You should also look out for #EuroBasketWomen and make sure you include the hashtag on your posts too!