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EuroBasket 2013: Spectacular draw



The teams were divided into six pots and were then drawn into four groups of six which were allocated to the venues Jesenice, Koper, Celje and Ljubljana.

Slovenia will thus play its preliminaries in Celje. Their first game will be on 4 September against the Czech Republic, which will be followed by a game against Spain (5 September), Georgia (7 September), Croatia (8 September) and Poland (9 September).

The balls were pulled out by three Slovenian championship ambassadors Rašo Nesterović, Ivo Daneu and Peter Vilfan, as well as Aljoša Žorga, Alexander Volkov, Ibrahim Kutluay and Jorge Garbajosa.

Taking place in the heart of the famous 20,570 metre long Karst cave system, the event played host to some 600 guests, including the mayors of the four cities to host the championship (Ljubljana, Celje, Jesenice, Koper), Sport Minister Žiga Turk and top FIBA officials.

Below are the groups decided by draw:

* Group A, playing in Ljubljana
France, Great Britain, Germany, Ukraine, Belgium, Israel

* Group B, playing in Jesenice
Macedonia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Latvia, Serbia

* Group C, playing in Celje
Spain, Slovenia, Croatia, Poland, Georgia, Czech Republic

* Group D, playing in Koper
Russia, Greece, Italy, Finland, Turkey, Sweden



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