Seedings set for FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2025 Qualifiers draw
MUNICH (Germany) - The seedings for the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2025 Qualifiers have now been confirmed ahead of the draw that takes place in Mies, Switzerland on Tuesday, September 19.
The draw will be streamed live on the FIBA YouTube channel from 14:00 CET with reigning champions Belgium among the list of teams finding out their path towards the next edition.
There will be 36 participating countries - including the recently announced four co-hosts of the flagship tournament in Czechia, Germany, Greece and Italy - with games played on a home-and-away round robin basis.
The four co-hosts will be placed in the same group - Group I - while the remaining 32 countries will be drawn into eight groups of four teams to compete for the 12 remaining Final Round tickets.
The seedings for the draw are based on the FIBA World Ranking Women, presented by Nike, and are as follows:
Seed 1: Spain, Belgium, France, Serbia
Seed 2: Turkiye, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Great Britain
Seed 3: Montenegro, Slovenia, Sweden, Slovakia
Seed 4: Latvia, Ukraine, Croatia, Poland
Seed 5: Lithuania, Portugal, Israel, Netherlands
Seed 6: Romania, Denmark, Bulgaria, Switzerland
Seed 7: Iceland, Finland, Luxembourg, Estonia
Seed 8: North Macedonia, Ireland, Austria, Azerbaijan
Teams from Seed 1 will be drawn into the groups with teams from Seed 4, Seed 5 and Seed 8 into Groups A, C, E and G, while teams from Seed 2 will be paired with teams from Seed 3, Seed 6 and Seed 7 into the remaining Groups B, D, F and H.
All eight group winners will qualify alongside the best four second-placed teams who will be compared as per the Official Basketball Rules with all results in the groups being taken into account.
The FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2025 Qualifiers will be played across three windows, with games scheduled for November 9 and 12 in 2023, November 7 and 10 in 2024, and February 6 and 9 in 2025 when the Final Round field will be confirmed.
FIBA (fiba.basketball) - the world governing body for basketball - is an independent association formed by 212 National Basketball Federations throughout the world. It is recognized as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).