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    Love the headlines on the Bosnian sport sites on tonight game:

    "Armenian national team without any Armenian"

    "Armenia, Legion etrangere"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiHBasket View Post
    Final preparation match for the Austrians

    Austria - Georgia 87 : 77


    Coach used ten players and they all scored:

    Jakob Poeltl 22
    Rašid Mahalbašić 19
    Bryce Douvier 15
    Thomas Klepeisz 11
    Marvin Ogunsipe 6
    Davor Lamešić 4
    Benedikt Danek 3
    Thomas Schreiner 3
    Moritz Lanegger 2
    Jozo Radoš 2

    DNP: Guttl, Kramer.


    Ryan Boatright will play for Armenia as naturalized player. They also found couple of Americans of "Armenian roots" and they can play regulary for this national team.
    Boatright represented the (unofficial) team USA at the 2010 U18 Albert Schweitzer Tournament leading his team in ppg/apg and spg. At college he was named All-Final Four in 2014 with NCAA champ UConn and All-Conference in 2015. He also played briefly in Italy in 2016 averaging nearly 20 ppg. A fine player indeed.

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    Alex Renfroe is kicked out of Bosnian national team. After the last night home defeat vs Sweden(which puts Bosnia in tough position) he reportedly spent a night partying(and he is a husband and a dad) with the Bosnian dad - Kenyan mom tv host and model Daniella.

    If you wonder how she looks

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    BiH roster in today away game vs Slovak Republic, this could be one of the youngest ever in the FIBA offical matches


    - PG Amar Gegić(98') 6'7'' Bayern

    - PG Darko Talić(98') 6'2'' Igokea

    - PG Adi Zahiragić(95') 6'2'' Spars

    - SG Almir Hasandić(90') 6'3'' Sloboda

    - SF Edin Atić(97') 6'7'' AEK

    - SF Džanan Musa(99') 6'9'' Cedevita

    - SF Adin Vrabac(94') 6'8'' Tenerife

    - SF Aleksandar Lazić(96') 6'9'' Mega

    - SF Nedžad Muratović(95') 6'7'' Sloboda

    - C Ismet Sejfić(93') 6'10'' Pannon

    - C Markus Lončar(96') 7'0'' Široki

    - C Obrad Tomić(93') 6'10'' Partizan
    Last edited by BiHBasket; 08-22-2017 at 02:16 AM.

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    Last game Armenia - Bosnia and Herzegovina will be a direct duel for qualification!

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    Qualified teams

    Sweden
    Estonia
    Bulgaria
    Netherlands
    Bosna and Herzegovina
    Belarus
    Kosovo
    Austria

    Out

    Slovakia
    Armenia
    Albania
    Macedonia
    Portugal


    Macedonia, once(literally) a medal contender, what a downfall. Bosnia and Herzegovina avoid that destiny with a strong last game in a Armenia.

    Armenia and especially Kosovo had great atmosphere and noisy fans at their home matches.

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    Congratulations to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo .

    Bosnia was not supposed to be out of qualifier but not even supposed to be out out of Eurobasket.

    Wish you a better future with mixture of Teletovic , Nurkic and Dzan Musa.

    Kosovo proved that it will be a strong contender in Europe next few years.

    Sad abut Macedonia, hope they will be get better soon.

    Very astonished about Sweden and Armenia.

    Sweden lost to Bosnia twice in Euro qualifiers and tuned the table in World Cup pre-qualifier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Srle View Post
    Slovenia might win Eurobasket and not qualify for WC.
    Here's the 12 European teams I hope qualify:

    Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Latvia
    Lithuania, Croatia, Italy, France
    Russia, Germany, Serbia, Greece

    My apologies to Finland, Czech Republic and Georgia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usagre View Post
    Here's the 12 European teams I hope qualify:

    Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Latvia
    Lithuania, Croatia, Italy, France
    Russia, Germany, Serbia, Greece

    My apologies to Finland, Czech Republic and Georgia.
    One of Slovenia, Spain, Latvia or Turkey can't qualify. Here are the groups https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_F...ation_(Europe)
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    Quote Originally Posted by R1ou View Post
    One of Slovenia, Spain, Latvia or Turkey can't qualify. Here are the groups https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_F...ation_(Europe)
    Thanks for clarifying. Sorry Turkey you're out then.

    So then like Srle said it is quite possible that Slovenia wins the Eurobasket and because of a tough draw doesn't qualify for the Worlds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by usagre View Post
    Thanks for clarifying. Sorry Turkey you're out then.
    Turkey won't have Korkmaz and Osman from this EB team but will have everyone else.
    considering a turk is running FIBA Europe it is hard to believe turkish EL players won't play qualification games.
    but of course that remains to be seen.
    Latvia will miss Porzingis, Bertans, possibly Timma, Strelnieks etc.
    Spain will miss all of their NBAers and majority of the rest.
    Slovenia, someone already wrote about them earlier in the thread.
    qualifications will be hectic and with EB in four years this qualification system already for this WC could actually change a basketball map of the whole Europe.
    qualification, which btw. star in month and a half, will be biblical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Picek View Post
    Turkey won't have Korkmaz and Osman from this EB team but will have everyone else.
    considering a turk is running FIBA Europe it is hard to believe turkish EL players won't play qualification games.
    but of course that remains to be seen.
    Latvia will miss Porzingis, Bertans, possibly Timma, Strelnieks etc.
    Spain will miss all of their NBAers and majority of the rest.
    Slovenia, someone already wrote about them earlier in the thread.
    qualifications will be hectic and with EB in four years this qualification system already for this WC could actually change a basketball map of the whole Europe.
    qualification, which btw. star in month and a half, will be biblical.
    What a complete shit show. In a way I almost want the United States somehow to fail to qualify in order to bring to light how dumb this new format is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usagre View Post
    What a complete shit show. In a way I almost want the United States somehow to fail to qualify in order to bring to light how dumb this new format is.
    It's an excellent format which will lead to unpredictable and exciting qualification rounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo13 View Post
    Assuming they can even qualify.
    I don't think any team is safe to assume they can qualify through FIBA's new farce of a WC Qualification process - especially a small country like Slovenia with limited depth.
    Rather scary, aside from Australia (who lock to be a dead lock) I don't think any team is 100% certain to make it. A team like Slovenia missing would highlight that FIBA isn't so much making the World Cup a showcase as it is a bad joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon_Koncak View Post
    It's an excellent format which will lead to unpredictable and exciting qualification rounds.
    Maybe exciting but with guys you never heard of. And to what end ? Isn't the purpose of any qualifying tournament to have the best teams qualify ? That won't be the case if the best players don't participate. In theory creating the home and away games is cool but the timing and in practice it sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dtown View Post
    Rather scary, aside from Australia (who lock to be a dead lock) I don't think any team is 100% certain to make it..
    If not at 100% then the Usa is at 99%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dtown View Post
    Rather scary, aside from Australia (who lock to be a dead lock) I don't think any team is 100% certain to make it. A team like Slovenia missing would highlight that FIBA isn't so much making the World Cup a showcase as it is a bad joke.
    each team will give 12 games,for 4 of them NBA players will be available if they want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon_Koncak View Post
    each team will give 12 games,for 4 of them NBA players will be available if they want to.
    I think the actual quality of the games is gonna be low. What preparation time or training will there be ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by usagre View Post
    Here's the 12 European teams I hope qualify:

    Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Latvia
    Lithuania, Croatia, Italy, France
    Russia, Germany, Serbia, Greece

    My apologies to Finland, Czech Republic and Georgia.
    All major basketball countries should just boycott Fiba until they change this ridiculous competition format. Let Albania,Netherlands, San Marino etc. compete at the Olympic tournament, that would bring the ratings up I am sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by Srle View Post
    All major basketball countries should just boycott Fiba until they change this ridiculous competition format. Let Albania,Netherlands, San Marino etc. compete at the Olympic tournament, that would bring the ratings up I am sure
    San Marino doesnt have a basketball national team

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