Wed. Jul 6th, 2022

    FIBA’s Belarus decision benefited turkey – After Belarus was banned from the Basketball World Cup 2023 European Qualification Group B, Turkey, which was in the same group, advanced directly to the second round.

    In the statement made by FIBA ​​(International Association of Basketball Federations), the FIBA ​​Executive Committee has today approved the decisions regarding the Russian Basketball Federation (RBF) and Belarusian Basketball Federation (BBF) for the FIBA ​​basketball competitions to be held in the coming months.

    FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 European Qualifiers Russia from Group H and Belarus from Group B were removed from their groups without being replaced by another team. All results of both teams were canceled and as a result, the remaining teams of the group advanced to the second qualifying round with 4 matches played so far.

    FIBA's Belarus decision benefited turkey

    According to this decision, Turkey, which is in the same group as Belarus, advanced directly to the second round.

    Turkey has only one win in 4 matches in Group B of the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup 2023 European Qualifications. Turkey was defeated in the away match against Belarus in the group.

    Apart from the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers, the FIBA ​​Executive Committee made the following decisions:

    “Until further notice, FIBA ​​official basketball competitions will not be held in Russia or Belarus.

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    While Russia was excluded from the FIBA ​​U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022, which will be held in Hungary between 9-17 July, Serbia was replaced.

    Russia will also miss the 2022 FIBA ​​Women’s Basketball World Cup, which will be played in Australia from September 22 to October 1.

    Russian and Belarusian teams will be considered excluded from the FIBA ​​3×3 national team competitions.

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