Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

Cyprus, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Russia, and Ukraine submitted official bids to host FIBA EuroBasket 2025, according to the FIBA press release.

The EuroBasket 2025 will be the 42nd edition of the continental basketball competition. It is set to take place in September 2025.

The campaign will once again be hosted by four countries, following the successful multi-hosting formula that was first introduced for the 2015 event.

As in previous editions, one of the four hosts will also organize the Final Phase of the competition.

Latvia, Hungary, Russia, and Ukraine submitted bids for the Group Phase and also for the Final Phase of the event. Meanwhile, Cyprus and Finland only placed bids to organize the Group Phase.

Finland played host to the EuroBasket in 2017. Latvia was a Group Phase host for the 2015 continental competition.

Hungary and Ukraine have also previously shown interest in organizing the event, but are yet to host Europe's major basketball event. Meanwhile, the 2025 edition marks the first time Cyprus has entered the official bidding process. 

"We are pleased to see such a strong desire among our National Federations to organize EuroBasket once again. The multi-hosting format, which we introduced in 2015, has proven to be a great success and has not only helped EuroBasket grow as a competition but has also stimulated the development of the sport across the continent," FIBA Executive Director Europe Kamil Novak said.

FIBA Europe will evaluate all venues and infrastructures between October 2021 and January 2022 before the Board of FIBA Europe decides on the four hosts at its spring 2022 meeting.

The upcoming edition of the competition, FIBA EuroBasket 2022, will take place from September 1-18, 2022 in Czech Republic, Georgia, Germany, and Italy. The final game will be held in Berlin.

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