Some two years after shedding the wrong kind of tears at EuroBasket Women 2011, the bitter taste of disappointment is still lingering for Yelena Leuchanka and Belarus.
Every second week leading up to EuroBasket Women 2013, fibaeurope.com's undercover expert ranks the 16 teams headed for France. The 9th edition is the last one before the test-game period will provide real evidence of the teams' progress.
The big question hanging over Spain remains whether head coach Lucas Mondelo will choose the right blend of youth and experience, with rising star Leonor Rodriguez still very much in the frame.
France dominated Italy in a series of three friendlies played in three different French cities from 18-20 May.
The candidates of both Sweden and Lithuania have been reduced down to fourteen and fifteen respectively, as each nation closes in on their final chosen line-ups ahead of EuroBasket Women 2013.