MUNICH (3x3 U18 Europe Cup) - Fifty-two teams (men and women combined) from 28 countries will compete in two FIBA 3x3 U18 Europe Cup qualifiers staged for the second consecutive year in Szolnok (Hungary) and Riga (Latvia) on August 5-6 2017.
The best teams will earn their ticket to the third edition of the FIBA 3x3 U18 Europe Cup, which will be held in Debrecen, Hungary on September 1-3.
The squads were allocated to the various qualifiers based on the world’s FIBA 3x3 Federation Ranking as follows:
Riga (Latvia) Qualifier
Pool A: Ukraine (1), Poland (8) & Spain (9)
Pool B: Romania (2), Germany (7), Belgium (10) & Wales (15)
Pool C: Latvia (3), Russia (6), Ireland (13) & Belarus (14)
Pool D: Andorra (4), Italy (5), Greece (11) & Serbia (12)
Pool A: Netherlands (1), Belarus (8) & Latvia (9)
Pool B: Ukraine (2), Germany (7) & Great Britain (10)
Pool C: Russia (3), Switzerland (6) & Turkey (11)
Pool D: Spain (4) Romania (5) & Ireland (12)
Szolnok (Hungary) Qualifier
Pool A: Netherlands (1), Czech Republic (8) & Bulgaria (9)
Pool B: Slovenia (2), Turkey (7) & Israel (10)
Pool C: Hungary (3), Switzerland (6) & Great Britain (11)
Pool D: France (4), Estonia (5) & Georgia (12)
Pool A: Hungary (1), Slovakia (8) & Slovenia (9)
Pool B: Andorra (2), Belgium (7) & Poland (10)
Pool C: France (3), Estonia (6) & Israel (11)
Pool D: Czech Republic (4), Italy (5), Greece (12) & Wales (13)
The event will be livestreamed on FIBA3x3's YouTube channel.
Twelve men's teams and 12 women's teams will play in Debrecen.
The top 6 teams from the Riga Qualifier and the top 5 from Szolnok,will join the Hungarian hosts in the men's category.
In the women's category, the Hungarian hosts will be followed by the top 6 teams in Szolnok and the top 5 teams in Riga.
Debrecen already played host to the competition last year, when France completed a historic double in men and women's categories.