- FIBA European
Championship 2011 Women Poland
FIBA European Championship 2011 Women Poland
2011 European Women Basketball Championship, commonly called EuroBasket
Women 2011, will be the 33rd regional championship held by FIBA Europe.
The competition will be held in Poland from June 18 - July 3, 2011.
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Women 2011 begins on Saturday June 18th with sixteen of Europe’s finest
Women’s basketball nations battling for glory, and to be crowned
champions on July 3rd. Defending Champions France, launch their title
defence against Croatia on Saturday before coming up against Latvia and
Greece in Group D.
Meanwhile Group A see's challengers and 2009 runners-up Russia drawn alongside the likes of Turkey, Lithuania and Slovakia.
Great Britain begin their campaign with a difficult tie against
European 2nd seeds the Czech Republic while Spain have been drawn in
the same group as hosts Poland. You can see every game LIVE from
EuroBasket Women 2011, plus FREE interviews and features at FIBATV.com.
June 14, 2011 - Maher Names ‘Hardworking’ British Squad
Britain coach Tom Maher has decided on the 12 players he will take on
the country's maiden voyage in the EuroBasket Women. The Brits, who are
competing in Group B of the EuroBasket Women against Belarus, the Czech
Republic and Israel, have the majority of the players that finished
first in their Division A group one year ago. "We have a good
hardworking group," Maher said, "a mixture of experienced players with
new up-and-coming talent. "We have kept a core of the squad from last
year which provides consistency and a platform for continued
development." Britain have one more warm-up game on Wednesday night at
Slovakia before travelling to Bydgoszcz, Poland. Read more here.
June 13, 2011 - Spain, Slovakia Have Reasons To Smile
women have been beating opponents with regularity in their preparations
for the EuroBasket Women. And that's without center Sancho Lyttle, a
EuroLeague Women winner with Halcon Avenida back in April. Lyttle has
been in the WNBA with Atlanta where she and her Dream teammates have
gotten off to an 0-3 start. Veteran Amaya Valdemoro is also carrying a
knock and hasn't been available and Laia Palau hasn't been fully fit,
either. Spain still have a lot of talent and they needed it all to beat
Turkey 58-55 in overtime on Saturday to win the Victory Cup. "As we had
predicted, it was a very hard game, very physical," Spain coach Jose
Ignacio Hernandez said. Read more here.
June 10, 2011 - Croatians Pay Back Czechs In Same Coin
discounting Croatia as a team that can do some damage at the EuroBasket
Women had better think again. Stipe Bralic's team, 24 hours removed
from a 20-point defeat to the Czech Republic, beat last year's FIBA
World Championship silver medalists 86-80 on Thursday. Led by Ana
Lelas' 17 points, Sandra Mandir's 16 and Iva Sliskovic's 14, Croatia
battled from start to finish. It was a real confidence-booster ahead of
their Group D campaign against Latvia, Greece and defending champions
France. "Today we played a good 40 minutes against a very strong
opponent," Croatia boss Bralic said. "The Czechs have very good
shooters, especially (Eva) Viteckova, who are among the best in Europe.
Read more here.
May 31, 2011 - Britain Aim For Second Round
Maher has claimed he will be doing ‘The Happy Dance' if his Great
Britain team progress to the second phase at their first ever
EuroBasket Women tournament. Having previously been coy about the true
ambitions of his team when they step out in Poland, the play-caller
finally outlined. "We're all about achieving a style of play
because we want the British public to be proud of this team." "The
culture in Britain is such that they can handle a loss if they feel
they have been represented appropriately and that's what we have to
achieve." Read more here.
May 30, 2011 - Kaltsidou Sets Target For Greece
Kaltsidou is targeting a top five finish with Greece at the EuroBasket
Women next month so they can fight for a place at the 2012 Olympics.
Greece needed a dramatic fightback against Italy at the last EuroBasket
two years ago to take fifth place and the FIBA World Championship for
Women place that came with it. This year, Kaltsidou is hoping for a
repeat so the team can finish what they've started by going to London
next year. Read more here.
May 30, 2011 - Vincent Decides On Final 12
The coach of defending champions France, Pierre
Vincent, has finalized his squad for the EuroBasket Women and brought
back three veterans in Edwige Lawson-Wade, Isabelle Yacoubou and Emilie
Gomis. Lawson had not played since the EuroBasket Women 2007 while
injuries prevented Yacoubou and Gomis from featuring last summer.
Sandrine Gruda missed the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women to
rest but was a certainty to be named and is in the group. Paoline
Salagnac, AnaŽl Lardy and Pauline Krawczyk are reserves. Read more here.
May 27, 2011 - Turkey, Croatia Win On Day 2 In Antalya
Turkey's women rolled to a second big victory in as
many days when hammering Great Britain 73-51 at the Kezmir Tournament
in Antalya. In a battle of sides warming up for the EuroBasket Women,
Turkey only led 34-27 at half-time of Thursday's contest but then
outscored the Brits 20-9 in the third quarter to take command for good.
Nevin Nevlin had 13 points while Bahar Caglar and Nilay Kartaltepe
contributed 12 apiece. It was a balanced attack for Turkey, who also
got six points, six assists and three rebounds from Tugba Palazoglu.
Read more here.
May 27, 2011 - FIBA Europe Mourn Loss Of Dydek
European Basketball Community lost one of its most remarkable members
on Friday, as former Poland international Malgorzata Dydek passed away
in Brisbane, Australia. The 37 year old, who lived in Australia with
her husband and two sons, coached a women's team in the domestic
league. She had suffered a heart attack on May 19 and had since been in
a medically-induced coma. "It makes me very sad to hear about a member
of our basketball family passing away" said FIBA Europe Secretary
General Nar Zanolin "our thoughts are with her family in Australia."
FIBA Europe President Olafur Rafnsson added: "Malgorzata was one of the
great representatives of our sport. It is shocking to lose her at such
a young age." Dydek is survived by her husband, David, and two sons,
three-year-old David and seven-month-old Alex.
May 25, 2011 - Roundup: Zara Back For Italy
When Italy hosted EuroBasket Women 2007, Francesca
Zara was one of the team's most important players. Four years later and
without a game in the Azzurre jersey since, Zara is back in the
national side. "I'm happy to be back and wearing the blue shirt," Zara
said. "(Italy coach) Giampiero Ticchi called me and within minutes, we
agreed. "In recent years, I had preferred to stay out and rest during
the summer, but this year I arrived at the end of the season fresher
and healthier." Zara, who is now 35, had a good season playing for
Umbertide coach Lorenzo Serventi in Italy's top flight. The time was
right for a comeback. Read more here.
May 25, 2011 - Mood Upbeat As Turkey Play In Kepez Tournament
Turkey coach Ceyhun Yildizoglu is hoping the injury
bug stays away from his players at the Kepez Tournament in Antalya, a
warm-up event this week for next month's EuroBasket Women in Poland.
Fresh off their workouts at a training camp in Antalya, Turkey,
Yildizoglu and Co will meet Great Britain, Montenegro and Croatia in
the friendly tournament. "We are taking slow but confident steps,"
Yildizoglu said. "We are proceeding slowly because our average age is
high and we have many injury-prone players. "However, this doesn't
frighten us." Read more here.
May 25, 2011 - Broken Thumb Sidelines Kotsopoulo
Greece have done a very good job this year keeping a
secret that goes by the name May Kotsopoulo. People across the
continent will not have heard much about this player, if anything at
all, because of where she spent her rookie season. Kotsopoulo, who
hails from Canada, played for DAS Ano Liosa in Greece's top flight and
was, arguably, the league's top newcomer after averaging more than 15
points per game. Read more here.
May 24, 2011 - Halman A Key For The Netherlands
Twenty-four hours is a very long time in basketball.
The Netherlands proved that on Sunday, when they bounced back from an
80-56 drubbing by Belgium in Sint-Katelijne-Waver the night before to
beat the Belgians, 68-65. Center Naomi Halman, who is making a comeback
from a long injury lay-off, had 15 points to lead the Dutch. Read more here.