Eurobasket Women 2019:The biggest basketball extravaganza of Europe is already in action. Here’s Eurobasket live stream, schedule, dates, draw, fixtures, results, highlights, how to watch basketball online, and everything to know. Till now, it has seen many a lot good matches on court.
If you dig down into the history, this well-known bi-annual sporting event was played for the first time in 1935 and got regular status in 1947. Since then, it has been taking place every second year. But, from now onwards the event will follow a four-year cycle.
It is to be noted that, NBA players were not allowed show their dunks until EuroBasket 1991. The game format has come a long way since simple round-robin used in 1939, to a three-stage tournament, and now a two-stage tournament that is currently in use.
FIBA EuroBasket Women 2019
The upcoming year’s event FIBA Euro Basket will be played from June 27 to July 7, 2019. Here is the precise timeline of the event starting from its host announcement a couple of years ago….. It will be co-held in Serbia and Latvia.
The qualification matches will be played on 11 November, 15 November 2017, 10 February, 13–14 February, 17 November and 21 November 2018.
There was a little of hype while deciding of the host back in 2015, when Ukraine declined to host the event citing unrest in the nation at the time. Ukraine was actually supposed to host the event in 2015 itself but the venue was relocated to France and Germany. So, they became the hosts for this year.
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Eurobasket Women 2019 Venues
Here is a comprehensive list of venues for this season, along with their seating capacity…..
- Stark Arena (Belgrade) – 18,386
- Čair Sports Center (Nais) – 4000
- Crystal Hall (Zrenjanin) – 2800
- Arēna Rīga (Riga) – 11,200
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Eurobasket 2019 Format
As said earlier, the event follows a two-stage tournament system wherein a set of 24 teams divided into four groups (six teams each) will fight to enter next single-elimination knockout stage which allows only 16 teams. So, only four teams in each group get to play the elimination rounds.
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Eurobasket Women 2019 Teams and Groups
Here is the list of 32 teams participating this year according to their groups…. (as of qualification round)
|2 Great Britain||3/1||7|
|1 Czech Republic||4/0||8|
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Eurobasket 2019 Live Stream: How To Watch Online
All games will be available to stream through WatchESPN with a cable or satellite subscription.
And if you are living outside of Europe or United States, you need to check out LiveBasketball.tv.