Eurobasket 2009 draw completed

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)
MacedoniaFYR of MacedoniaRussiaRussiaGreat BritainGreat BritainPolandPoland
CroatiaCroatia QualifierSerbiaSerbiaTurkeyTurkey
IsraelIsraelGermanyGermanySpainSpainLithuaniaLithuania
GreeceGreeceLatviaLatviaSloveniaSloveniaBulgariaBulgaria

Additional Qualifying Tournament groups:

Group A
Group B
PortugalPortugalItalyItaly
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and HerzegovinaFranceFrance
BelgiumBelgiumFinlandFinland