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EuroBasket 2015 Opened in Zagreb


Croatia’s President Grabar-Kitarović opens Eurobasket 2015 (hina)

The 39th EuroBasket championship opened in the Croatian capital Zagreb last night…

The EuroBasket 2015, which will also be held in Riga, Berlin, Montpellier and Lille, was officially opened by FIBA Europe President Turgay Demirel and Croatia’s President Grabar-Kitarović.

“This year Croatia, France, Germany and Latvia will serve as the stage for a new generation of legends to take their place in basketball history. FIBA Europe’s decision to play this tournament in four countries reflects our commitment to bringing basketball directly to the fans who love it,” said Demirel.

President Grabar-Kitarović said that Croatia excelled in many sports and that medals won at big competitions helped promoted the country on the world stage as a great sporting nation.

“I hope that all the national teams and the fans from abroad will take home only the best impressions of Zagreb and Croatia,” she said.

It is not the first time that Zagreb has hosted the event. In 1989 it hosted the 26th EuroBasket.

Zagreb will be hosting Group C, a group that features the Netherlands, Greece, Slovenia, Macedonia, Georgia. All the matches will be played at Zagreb Arena.

So if you are visiting the city and want to see some quality basketball then head down to Zagreb Arena. Here is the schedule: (matches at: 15:00, 18:00 and 21:00)


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