France's recent record at this age group has been good. They won the competition in 2007 and finished third in 2008 and 2009.
However Spain are the queens of the age group, with five titles and a silver medal since 2004.
Some players from Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Turkey may also be involved in the first U17 FIBA World Championship for Women.
Greece will be hosting the tournament this year and are looking to win their first medal at the European Championship.
The 16 teams in Division A have been drawn into the following groups:
|GROUP A||GROUP B||GROUP C||GROUP D|
|Switzerland||Luxembourg||F.Y.R. of Macedonia||Ireland|
Ciamillo-Castoria - FIBA Europe
NBB - Neterlands Basketball Federation
Date created: 16 January 2009