The European Championship has started on Thursday, September 1 team battles. The Czechs will play all their matches in front of their home in Prague’s O2 arena. Eurobasket is nearing its climax on Sunday, September 18 in Berlin’s City Arena with a match for bronze and the subsequent final.
When are the Czechs playing in EuroBasket 2022?
The Czech team was drawn in Group D, where five matches await them. They started the first game against Poland, where they lost 99:84. Another 68-81 loss to strong Serbia followed, followed by a win over the Netherlands (88-80) and a narrow 98-88 loss to the Finns. The last of the Czechs were the Israeli basketball players, whom the Czech team had to defeat.
The result was 88:77, and the Czech basketball players advanced to the round of 16 from fourth place in the group. On Sunday, they will compete for promotion among the top eight teams in Europe with strong Greece. The match starts at 20:45 at the German Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin.
Program and results of the Czech national team
Group D table
To advance from Group D, the Czechs need to finish fourth worst. Four teams advance from each group and move on to Berlin. The second part of the tournament will be held there using the elimination system.
|Date and time||wrestle|
|Friday, September 2, 2:00 pm||Israel – Finland 89:87 pp||89:87 pp|
|Friday, September 2, 5:30 pm||Poland – Czechia||99:84|
|Friday, September 2, 9:00 pm||Serbia – Netherlands||100:86|
|Saturday, September 3, 2:00 pm||Finland – Poland||89:59|
|Saturday, September 3, 5:30 pm||Czechia – Serbia||68:81|
|Saturday, September 3, 9:00 pm||Netherlands – Israel||67:74|
|Monday, September 5, 2:00 pm||Poland – Israel||85:76|
|Monday, September 5, 5:30 pm||Czechia – Netherlands||88:80|
|Monday, September 5, 9:00 pm||Serbia – Finland||100:70|
|Tuesday, September 6, 2:00 pm||Netherlands – Poland||69:75|
|Tuesday, September 6, 5:30 pm||Finland – Czechia||98:88|
|Tuesday, September 6, 9:00 pm||Israel – Serbia||78:98|
|Thursday, September 8, 2:00 pm||Finland – Netherlands||88:67|
|Thursday, September 8, 5:30 pm||Czechia – Israel||88:77|
|Thursday, September 8, 9:00 pm||Serbia – Poland||96:69|
The roster of the Czech national team
The Czech team’s chances of success are very promising, even as the results of previous years suggest. In 2015, the national team took 7th place at the European Championship, and at the 2018 World Championship, Czech basketball players were sixth. And after 32 long years, they managed to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where they finished in 9th place.
The national team led by Tomáš Satoranský is currently bringing together a very strong generation of players. In addition to the experienced duo Satoranský – Veselý, who together will defend the colors of Spanish Barcelona from the new season, the team should not miss Ondřej Balvín, Patrik Auda, David Jelínek or Nymburk captain Vojtěch Huban.
The Czechs will have a warm-up before the EC as part of the qualification for the 2023 World Cup. Last time, coach Ginzburg’s men defeated Lithuania, and at the end of August they will have qualifying duels with France and Hungary.
|Provisional roster of the Czech EuroBasket 2022 national team|
|Patrik Auda, Ondřej Balvín, Jaromír Bohačík, Vojtěch Hruban, David Jelínek, Vít Krejčí, Martin Kříž, Tomáš Kyzlink, Lukáš Palyza, Martin Peterka, Viktor Půlpán, Tomáš Satoranský, Ondřej Seyosel, Ondřej Seyosel.|
Tickets for Eurobasket 2022 – Prague O2 arena
Anyone who wants to see the sports holiday of Czech basketball live will have the opportunity to do so. All Group D matches will take place at Prague’s O2 Arena. The organizers want to present basketball in the Czech Republic in the best possible light and attract new fans. The website “Česko driblje” is ready for you, where you can find not only information about tickets.
The price of tickets varies from the basic 490 CZK to 1490 CZK per match, depending on the audience sector. There will also be a limited number of seats directly on the decks. If a Czech fan wants to go to all the matches of the national team, he should prepare a basic amount of 2450 CZK.