On Saturday will be decided what the groups will be for the Eurobasket 2009 qualifying phase. Eight teams already have their tickets, the first seven teams of Eurobasket 2007 and the organizing Poland.
So before the draw will start, there has been a division into different groups. And these groups are based also on the last Eurobasket. So here they are
8. CZECH REPUBLIC
10. BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
17. GREAT BRITAIN
So as you can see, Serbia and Turkey are only in the second group. So imagine you can have one really tough situation with Italy, Serbia, Ukraine and Estonia in one qualifying group. Knowing that only the winners and the three best second placed teams will qualify, this can become a very tough situation for some teams.
The draw will start on Saturday at 11 a.m. CET and there will probably be a Livecast on Fibaeurope.com