FIBA has announced that one of the championship hosts, Italy and Sacartwell, has chosen the countries with which to play in the same group.
The Italians, who are preparing for the priority group stage in Milan, have chosen Estonia, and the potatoes, who will play in Tbilisi, have agreed with the Turkish Basketball Federation.
It was already clear that Germany had chosen Lithuania and the Czech Republic had chosen Poland.
This concept, where the country organizing the group has the right to choose one country, has been in place since 2015. European Championship.
Usually, the organizers of the championships choose the partners according to the financial aspect, ie from which country the most crowd of spectators can come to the tournament.
Lithuania was chosen by Latvia in 2015, and by Israel in 2017.
The Lithuanian national team, which will play in the group stage in Cologne, Germany, will find out its other four competitors after the lottery ceremony, which will be held on April 29 in Berlin.
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