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Basketball: Turkey to host European quals in November

Group E in women's, Group D in men's to be held in Istanbul in bubble format amid coronavirus pandemic

Muhammed Enes Calli   | 08.10.2020
Basketball: Turkey to host European quals in November

ANKARA

FIBA announced host countries for November 2020 windows of the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021 and FIBA EuroBasket 2022 Qualifiers along with the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 European Pre-Qualifiers amid COVID-19 crisis.

''The FIBA Europe Board approved 16 applications to host qualification games in a protected environment tournament format (bubbles), in its 10th meeting, held via videoconference on Thursday,'' FIBA said in a statement on Thursday.

''Each of the men's and women's tournament will consist of the teams of one group – four teams each, or three teams for some of the women's groups.''

FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021 Qualifiers Group E games, in which Turkey, Serbia, Lithuania and Albania will compete in, will take place in Istanbul, Turkey from Nov. 8 to 16.

Istanbul will also host Group D matches in FIBA EuroBasket 2022 Qualifiers between Nov. 23 and Dec. 1.

Croatia, Netherlands, Sweden and Turkey will fight in Group D to qualify for the EuroBasket 2022.

The qualifiers will be played in a bubble format to minimize coronavirus risks for teams.

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