Excitement builds for FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup 2022 as pools announced for qualifiers

19 May 2022

GRAZ (Austria) - Anticipation is building for continental Europe's biggest 3x3 event after the pools were revealed for the qualifiers taking place in three countries next month.

The FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup 2022 qualifiers will take place in Tel Aviv, Israel, on June 3-4, Limassol, Cyprus and Constanta, Romania, on June 4-5.

The pools were not determined through a draw but automatically created through the 3x3 Federation Ranking of the participating teams in the respective category as of March 1, 2022.

Six men's teams and 4 women's teams will not have to go through the qualifiers having clinched their tickets to Graz by winning the last edition in front of the Eiffel Tower, as hosts and based on ranking.

Men: Austria (Hosts), Serbia (reigning champions), Lithuania, Latvia, Belgium and Netherlands (Federation Ranking)

Women: Austria (Hosts), Spain (reigning champions), Germany and France (Federation Ranking)

Serbia are the defending men's champions, while Spain memorably won the women's event in 2021 in Paris - which is the site of the 2024 Olympic Games.

This year's 3x3 Europe Cup on September 9-11, 2022 will be played in Graz, Austria, which is fast becoming a popular 3x3 destination having hosted last year's incredible FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

The competition's 7th edition will bring together 12 men's and 12 women's teams in what is set to be non-stop 3x3 action for three days.


Every year each European national federation is invited to a register a team. In 2022, a record 40 national federations have registered a total of 76 teams. Looking at the Qualifiers, 8 women's and 6 men's teams will get their ticket to Graz at the Qualifiers.

Tel Aviv (Israel)Men Pool A: Germany, CroatiaMen Pool B : France, Ukraine, GreeceMen Pool C: Switzerland, Slovakia GeorgiaMen Pool D: Slovenia, Israel, PortugalWomen Pool A: Netherlands, Greece, PortugalWomen Pool B: Lithuania, Switzerland, SwedenWomen Pool C: Israel, SloveniaWomen Pool D: Ukraine Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia

Limassol (Cyprus)Men Pool A : Ireland, Kosovo, AlbaniaMen Pool B: Cyprus, Andorra, Luxembourg, AzerbaijanWomen Pool A: Malta Cyprus LuxembourgWomen Pool B: Ireland, Andorra, KosovoConstanta (Romania)Men Pool A: Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, MontenegroMen Pool B: Spain, Great Britain, TurkeyMen Pool C: Estonia, Romania, ItalyMen Pool D : Czechia, Hungary, Bulgaria, DenmarkWomen Pool A: Poland, Belgium, EstoniaWomen Pool B: Romania, Italy TurkeyWomen Pool C: Hungary, Great Britain, DenmarkWomen Pool D: Czechia, Latvia, Bulgaria

Both categories at the Cyprus Qualifier will be played with a Round Robin with 2 pools followed by direct elimination. The winners of each category will qualify to the FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup 2022.

The other 2 Qualifiers will be played round-robin style in 4 pools, followed by 1 elimination round starting with the quarter-finals.

In the men's category, the winners of the semi-finals will qualify to the Europe Cup.

In the women's category, the winners of the semi-finals will qualify to the Europe Cup and the two semi-finals losers will play one additional game and the winners of that game will also qualify.

Besides that, the best third in the men's category and the best fourth in the women's category (comparing the Romania and Israel Qualifier) will also earn a ticket to Graz.