Great Britain have been handed a tough draw in qualifying for the 2021 Women’s EuroBasket.

The recent EuroBasket semi-finalists, despite being top seeds, were picked in a three-team Group F along side Belarus and Poland.

The groups will be conducted in a round-robin system, with each team playing all other teams in the respective group in home and away games.

“Our group is very strong compared to other groups so we will probably have to do what we did in the last qualification and finish in first place in the group,” GB head coach Chema Buceta told the BBF website. “This has to be the goal. Of course, after the good performance we had in EuroBasket, the other teams will be ready for us.

“We are not an underdog anymore and people will take care of us very carefully so we have to prepare for these games very well. We will do the same in order to compete at the highest level and get the first spot.”

The nine group winners from qualification and the five best second-placed teams will advance to the Final Round of the FIBA Women’s EuroBasket 2021. The round will be played over three windows on November 10-18, 2019, November 8-16, 2020, and January 31 – February 8, 2021.

The finals take place in Spain and France in June 2021.

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