Update: 07/07/2022 12:37
Released by: 07/07/2022, 12:37 pm
Mies (Switzerland) – Nymburk basketball players will play in the Champions League in basic group D with Igokea from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bilbao from Spain and Bahcesehir from Turkey. In addition to the Czech champion, the runner-up Opava will also compete for participation in the qualification. It was decided by a draw today at the headquarters of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) in Mies, Switzerland.
Opava was taken to qualifying tournament number 4. In case of semi-final success, they will face the winner of the duel between the Danish team Bakken Bears and the better of the quarter-final match between Gmunden of Austria and Pärnu of Estonia .
If coach Petr Czudek’s men win the qualifiers and repeat their participation in the elite FIBA club competition from 2018/19, they will face Hapoel Jerusalem, Germany’s Ludwigsburg and Turkey’s Darüssafaku in basic group A. Last year. year, Opava lost in the semi-finals to the Ukrainian team BK Prometej, led by the coach of Czech basketball players Ronen Ginzburg, and exited the European Cup.
The qualification will be played from September 21, the regular part will start on October 4. For the third time in a row, it will be played in eight groups of four format, compared to the previous four groups of eight. The play off system is the same as last year.
Only the winners will go directly to the eight-final group, the teams from the second and third places will play for advancement in a series of two winning matches. The first two teams from the eight-final groups will advance to the quarter-finals, which will also be played over two winning matches.
Just like last year, the competition will end in the Final Four at one place, where the semifinals, finals and third place will be played in one match. In the past two seasons, the Final Eight tournament was held due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Champions League was played for the seventh time, Nymburk started all seasons.