FIBA EuroBasket heads to Latvia, Cyprus and Finland in 2025

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has announced today (Tuesday) that Latvia, Cyprus and Finland will stage the 2025 edition of its EuroBasket national team tournament, with talks to be held over adding Ukraine as a fourth host.

The FIBA Europe board voted to award the event to Latvia, Cyprus and Finland during an event held in Munich, Germany. As an act of solidarity to Ukraine following its invasion by Russia, the board has also decided to continue exclusive discussions with the country over its potential hosting of group-stage games.

Latvia will host the final phase of the competition, as well as one of the groups in the group phase, while Cyprus and Finland will each host one group.

A decision on whether Ukraine will host the fourth group will be made once discussions have concluded in November. FIBA Europe will also work on an alternative back-up plan if an agreement cannot be reached for Ukraine to host.

EuroBasket 2025 will take place in September of that year, with the exact dates to be announced at a later stage. Pre-qualifiers for the event commenced in November last year.

This year’s EuroBasket, which had been due to take place in 2021, will be co-hosted by Czech Republic, Georgia, Italy and Germany and is scheduled to run from September 1-18. The most recent event took place in 2017 in four cities across Finland, Israel, Romania and Turkey.

The 2025 EuroBasket will mark the 45th edition of the tournament.

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