EUROBASKET WOMEN 2013
|Legendary France international Isabelle Fijalkowski drawing the French team in Group C of EuroBasket Women|
The EuroBasket Women 2013 Draw took place on Friday in the storied UNESCO building in Paris, France.
In front of a sizeable crowd of National Federation representatives, diplomats, coaches, media representatives and invited guests from across Europe, the 16 teams were drawn into four First Round groups, also dictating the path of each team to the Final stages of the competition.
Defending champions Russia will face tough opposition from the start in Group B, meeting Italy, Sweden and Spain. For Sweden and Spain it will be a deja-vu effect as the two sides also met in this summer's Qualification Round.
In Group A, 2011 silver medallists Turkey will take on the Slovak Republic, Montenegro and Ukraine in their quest to repeat the unexpected success from last year.
Final Round hosts and Olympic silver medallists France were drawn in Group C, together with Great Britain, Serbia and Latvia.
|FIBA Europe President Olafur Rafnsson with the London 2012 silver medallists France at the EuroBasket Women 2013 draw in Paris|
Group D will see the Czech Republic take on Croatia, Lithuania and Belarus.
EuroBasket Women 2013 will take place from 15 to 30 June.
Groups A and B will be played in Vannes while Groups C and D will be staged in Trelaze.
The top three teams from Group A and Group B will meet in Group E, hosted by Lille in the northeast of France while Group F with the best three teams from Group C and D will take place in Vendespace Arena in Mouilleron-le-captif.
From the Quarter-Finals all the way to the Final on 30 June 2013, the games will take place in the brand new Pévèle Arena in Orchies.
The four First Round Groups are:
| GROUP D|
| Czech Republic |
For the complete game schedule of EuroBasket Women 2013 click here.