FIBA Eurobasket 2015 is hosted by four countries: Germany, Latvia, Croatia and France and is played September 5-20. Originally it was planned to be hosted in Ukraine but because of the political instability of the region the decision was later made to split up the hosting between a number of hosts. The tournament is played in four groups which consists of six teams each. From every group the four top placed teams advances to play offs and round of 16. France and Spain are favourites to win the tournament.
Group stage, Eurobasket 2015:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
When the group stage is decided the play offs starts with round of 16 September 12-13.
Quarterfinals are played September 15-16.
Semifinals are played September 17-18.
The bronze medal game and final are played September 20.
More info can be found at Eurobasket 2015s official page and Wikipedia. Eurobasket 2015 is the 39th edition of the tournament which is held every second year. In 2013 it was hosted by Slovenia and France won the gold after defeating Lithuania in the final. Lithuania hosted the 2011 edition of the tournament which was the largest sport event hosted in the Baltic countries (counting number of teams, spectators and matches). Spain won the Eurobasket 2011 as well as the 2009 which was held in Poland. While Spain and France are dominating European Basketball at this time, they are both young nations of the sport: The gold medals of 2009 and 2013 were the countries’ first in the history of Eurobasket. If we look back at the history of the sport, Yugoslavia and Russia dominated the European basketball for many years.