Baltic battle about to commence as EuroBasket 2015 gets under way this weekend ({{commentsTotal}})


Estonia will face both Latvia and Lithuania, as well as Ukraine, Belgium and Czech Republic in FIBA European Basketball Championships group D games in Riga. It is Estonia's first appearance at the tournament since 2001.

EuroBasket 2015 will run from September 5-20, with group stage concluding on September 10. The best four teams of each group will advance to the knockout stages.

Estonia qualified for the championships in 2013 when it won the first qualification round. It is Estonia's fifth tournament appearance. Estonia's opening game will be played against the Czech Republic on September 5.

The 12 Estonian players taken to the tournament are as follows:


Positions 1-2 (point and shooting guards): Sten-Timmu Sokk, Tanel Sokk, Rain Veideman, Gert Dorbek

Position 3 (small forwards): Gregor Arbet, Siim-Sander Vene, Tanel Kurbas, Erik Keedus

Positions 4-5 (power forwards and centers): Kristjan Kangur, Reinar Hallik, Joosep Toome, Janar Talts

The schedule is as follows:

Group D matches:

Saturday, September 5

  • Czech Republic – Estonia
  • Belgium – Latvia
  • Lithuania – Ukraine

Sunday, September 6

  • Estonia – Belgium
  • Latvia – Lithuania
  • Ukraine – Czech Republic

Monday, September 7

  • Lithuania – Belgium
  • Czech Republic – Latvia
  • Ukraine – Estonia

Wednesday, September 9

  • Belgium – Czech Republic
  • Latvia – Ukraine
  • Estonia – Lithuania

Thursday, September 10

  • Ukraine – Belgium
  • Latvia – Estonia
  • Czech Republic – Lithuania

The groups:

A (Montpellier, France) - Russia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, France, Finland, Poland, Israel
B (Berlin, Germany) - Iceland, Turkey, Spain, Serbia, Italy, Germany
C (Zagreb, Croatia) - Netherlands, Greece, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Georgia
D (Riga, Latvia) - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Belgium, Czech Republic

Editor: M. Oll

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