Germany Round of 16: Everything you need to know about football bye

Franz Wagner scores for the German team against Lithuania Photo: dpa/Marius Becker

The German national basketball team reached the round of 16 early in the European Cup. We answer the most important questions.

Hosts Germany will compete in the Round of 16 in the European Basketball Championship this Saturday at 6 p.m. The German Basketball Federation (DBB) announced this immediately after the qualifying round. Successfully on Sunday evening. Captain Dennis Schröder’s team defeated Lithuania 109:107 after going through double overtime on Sunday and thus won the third match in three games. After France’s 78:74 victory over Hungary in the evening, progress is certain. The game in the round of 16 will be held in Berlin, as well as all the finals. In the opening round, Germany will face Slovenia in the European semifinals against NBA champion Luka Doncic on September 6 and Hungary on September 7 (both at 8:30 p.m.). We answer more questions.

Where is the basketball tournament held?

The European Basketball Championship, officially named EuroBasket 2022, will run until September 18. Actually, the European basketball tournament should be held in 2021. However, due to the postponement of the Olympic Games from 2020 to 2021, the EuroBasket has also been postponed. The 2022 European Basketball Championship will be held in four different countries. These countries are Germany, Georgia, Italy and the Czech Republic. In Germany it is played in Cologne and Berlin. In Georgia it will be played in Tbilisi, in Italy in Milan and in the Czech Republic in Prague.

Where is the European Basketball Championship?

EuroBasket 2022 will be played in five different rooms. In Cologne, the Lanxess Arena will be used. This hall can accommodate 19,500 fans. In Berlin, the game is played in front of a maximum audience of 14,500 in the Mercedes-Benz Arena. The hall in Milan is the forum Mediolanum with 12,700 seats. In Prague, the game was played in front of a maximum crowd of 16,805 in the O2 Arena. The stadium in Tbilisi can accommodate 10,000 fans.

Why are there two host cities for the European Championship in Germany?

The German Basketball Association (DBB) applied to Cologne and Berlin. The preliminary rounds will be held in Cologne, the finals will be played in Berlin.

What is the format of the basketball tournament?

EuroBasket 2022 will be played in four groups in the preliminary round. Each group has 6 teams, all of which must compete in 5 games. The top four teams in each group will advance to the quarter-finals, which will be played in Berlin. Then it continues in the knockout format in the round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals and the final. The winner of the game goes to the next round, the loser is eliminated. Unlike previous European competitions, there will be no placement games.

Where are the basketball games on TV and live?

The rights are held by the streaming service MagentaSport, which broadcasts every game of the German competition live and free of charge on its portal.

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