Youth international basketball:
2009 European Championship draw
Youth international basketball is important for France.
This season they will have teams participating in the U16, U18 and U20 age groups during the FIBA European Championships for Women Division A.
Although not related to women’s basketball, France will host the U18 European Championship for Men Division A in Metz this summer between 23rd July until 2nd August.
The dates and venues for the 2009 FIBA Europe youth events for women are as follows:
U20 European Championship Women, Division A, 9 - 19 July, Gdynia, Poland
U18 European Championship Women, Division A, 2 - 12 July, Sodertalje, Sweden
U16 European Championship Women, Division A, 30 July - 9 August, Naples, Italy
U20 European Championship Women, Division B, 7 - 15 July, Ohrid, Macedonia
U18 European Championship Women, Division B, 2 - 12 July, Eilat, Israel
U16 European Championship Women, Division B, 30 July - 9 August, Tallin, Estonia
U18 European Championship Women, Division C, 13 - 19 July, Malta
During the 2008 European champions France won a silver medal in the U20 category and bronze medal in the U16 age group.
They also finished fourth in the U18 competition which enabled them to qualify for the FIBA U19 World Championships for Women.
The qualification for the U19 World Championships may have an impact on players selected for the U18 and U20 teams this summer.
For the first time since 2002 there are no sponsors at the time of the draw for any of the youth international basketball events.
Termosteps agreement for the U16 competition ended last season while the U18 and U20 competitions had no sponsors.
European Championship Draw Division A
European Championship Draw Division B
2009 European Championship draw Division A
Group A: Italy, Serbia, Sweden and Turkey
Group B: Belarus, Belgium, Finland and Spain
Group C: Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary and Russia
Group D: France, Germany, Lithuania, Poland
Group A: Bulgaria, Serbia, Sweden and Poland
Group B: Belgium, Latvia, Spain and Turkey
Group C: France, Russia, Slovak Republic and Ukraine
Group D: Belarus, Czech Republic, Italy and Lithuania
Group A: Germany, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine
Group B: Bulgaria, Italy, Montenegro and Serbia
Group C: Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland
Group D: Belarus, France, Sweden and Russia
2009 European Championship draw Division B
Group A: Austria, Croatia, Ireland, Montenegro and Slovak Republic
Group B: Estonia, Latvia, Israel, Romania and Switzerland
Group C: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Denmark, Luxembourg and Slovenia
Group D: England, Netherlands, Portugal and Ukraine
Group A: England, Estonia, Hungary and Romania
Group B: Finland, Portugal, Slovenia and Switzerland
Group C: Denmark, Germany, Israel and Netherlands
Group D: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece and Norway
Group A: Austria, Belgium, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary and Portugal*
Group B: Israel, Macedonia, Netherlands, Romania and Slovak Republic
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Date created: 07 March 2009