The European Basketball Championship of 2011, universally referred to as EuroBasket 2011, will be the 37th regional championship held by FIBA Europe.
The competition will be hosted by Lithuania.
This will be the second time Lithuania has hosted Eurobasket, and the first since the restoration of its independence in 1990. Lithuania originally hosted the 1939 European Basketball Championship. Lithuanian will become the smallest country to host the Eurobasket since Belgium in 1977.
A total of 24 teams will participate in Eurobasket 2011. Lithuania automatically receives a place as the hosts, Countries that are competing in the 2010 FIBA world championship also receive a place, The other 6 Countries will be determined through qualifying matches starting August 2010.
The group matches are set to be played in four national arenas, including Kaunas Arena (under construction since 2008), Šiauli? arena, an arena in Panev?žys and an arena in Klaip?da (under construction since 2009). The qualifying matches are to be played at the Siemens Arena in the capital Vilnius or the new Kaunas arena.
As the dates are already known it’s time to start prepare visit to Lithuania. Couple months left till the exact team opponents will be announced and cities selected.
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