Eurobasket 2009The top teams in Europe were drawn for the Eurobasket 2009. Defending champions Russia will face Germany, Latvia and a team from additional qualifying tournament. World champions Spain were drawn alongside recently underachieving Serbia, Slovenia and newcomers Great Britain.

Competition hosts Poland will test their skills against Eurobasket 2003 champions Lithuania, Turkey and Bulgaria.

Eurobasket 2005 winners Greece will be the favourites to win Group A where they'll meet FYR of Macedonia, Israel and Croatia.

The top three teams from each group will qualify for the next round where they'll meet top three teams from the other group. Group A teams will meet opponents from Group B while Group C teams will face teams from Group D.

Group A (Poznan) Group B (Gdansk) Group C (Warsaw) Group D (Wroclaw)
Macedonia FYR of Macedonia Russia Russia Great Britain Great Britain Poland Poland
Croatia Croatia   Qualifier Serbia Serbia Turkey Turkey
Israel Israel Germany Germany Spain Spain Lithuania Lithuania
Greece Greece Latvia Latvia Slovenia Slovenia Bulgaria Bulgaria

Additional Qualifying Tournament groups:

Group A
Group B
Portugal Portugal Italy Italy
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina France France
Belgium Belgium Finland Finland