The Italian basketball Federation has officially announced that they will apply to host Eurobasket 2021.

They will look to stage one of the group phases along with the final round, as first reported by Sportando.

The pattern of the tournament and its hosts looks to follow in the same vein as in 2015 and 2017 where France were the leading host nation along with Germany, Latvia and Croatia with last year’s edition featuring Finland, Israel, Romania and Turkey with the latter staging the final round.

The FIP will send its application to FIBA to host one of the groups and the entire final round of Eurobasket 2021.