2012 FIBA Europe U20
European Championship for Women



For the first time the FIBA Europe U20 European Championship for Women Division A is being hosted by a federation not participating.

Hungary who are the co-hosts for the EuroBasket Women 2015 will present this competition in Debrecen despite the fact their team is taking part in the Division B championship.

The Czech Republic are hosting the B championship in Klatovy which will be run at the same time from 16 until 26 August 2012.

The competition format for Division A is exactly the same as the U16 and U18 competitions:

The teams are split into four groups of four teams. At the end of the preliminary round the top three teams per group move to the qualifying round.

Group A: Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain

Group B: Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Sweden

Group C: France, Portugal, Turkey, Ukraine

Group D: Great Britain, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic

The bottom four teams must play in a relegation group in which each team plays the other twice. The bottom three teams at the end are relegated to Division B for the 2013 edition.

The second round, also known as the Qualifying Round, is the creation of two groups of six teams.

Groups A and B are merged to form Group E while Groups C and D become Group F.

In this round the teams cross over with each team playing the opposing preliminary group members once.

The top four teams from the two groups then qualify for the Final Round, also known as the final 8 or quarter-final. The remaining teams participate in the 9th to 12th place Classification Round.

The Final Round is basically a knock-out competition with the brackets determining the finishing order in each group.

The first team in each group plays the fourth team in the other group while the second placed team play the third placed one.

The losers from the quarter-final play off in the 5th to 8th place competition. The winners of the semi-final contest the final while the losers play in the third-place match.

Players from Italy in the huddle  © womensbasketball-in-france.com

With only nine teams in Division B this format has been modified into a round robin league format with all the teams playing each other once. The top three teams at the end of the competition will be promoted.

The nine teams taking part are: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Romania, Hungary, Israel and Switzerland.

For this edition womensbasketball-in-france.com will be covering the Division A FIBA tournament live from Debrecen until the end of the competition.

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Opening Ceremony picture gallery


Final Round


29 August 2012 Latvia: Bridina Krista's reflections

26 August 2012 U20 European Championship title goes to Spain

26 August 2012 France take fifth place

25 August 2012 France will face Sweden for fifth place

25 August 2012 Spain to meet Russia in the final again

24 August 2012 Russia and Turkey qualify for semi-final

24 August 2012 The Netherlands on history course

24 August 2012 Spain eliminate France (55-53)



Qualifying Round

24 August 2012 Erin Mc Garrachan, GB U20 captain fighting for a win

23 August 2012 Eugénio Rodrigues from Portugal is proud of his team

22 August 2012 Second round comes to an end

22 August 2012 France eliminate the Slovak Republic

21 August 2012 Turkey, only team with perfect record - Portugal win

21 August 2012 France gave Serbia no chance

21 August 2012 Spain and Turkey remain perfect on day 4

20 August 2012 Third defeat in a row for France

20 August 2012 Slovak Republic beat Ukraine the hard way

Preliminary Round

18 August 2012 First phase comes to a dramatic end

18 August 2012 Turkey beat France for Group win

18 August 2012 The Slovak Republic send Great Britain into the relegation round

17 August 2012 Injuries and illness still the focus on day 2

17 August 2012 France lost against Ukraine

17 August 2012 Latvia defeat Belarus

16 August 2012 The show goes on despite players falling ill

16 August 2012 Turkey open with a comfortable victory against Ukraine

16 August 2012 France made to work hard against Portugal



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15 August 2012 Coaches and players cannot wait to start

13 August 2012 French U20 roster for European Championship