The technical and administrative staff and players of the A National Women’s Basketball Team believe that they will return from the 2021 FIBA European Championship with a good result.
Before the 2021 FIBA Women’s European Basketball Championship, which will be jointly organized by France and Spain on June 17-27, A National Team Manager Yasemin Horasan, head coach Ceyhun Yıldızoğlu and captain Bahar Çağlar Ökten made statements to the website of the Turkish Basketball Federation.
Manager Yasemin Horasan, who stated that they had a good working period, said, “The energy and atmosphere of the team is very good. Our players, technical team and everyone in the team are aware of their responsibilities. We will play important matches. We will face strong opponents such as Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Belgium. Our aim is to be the group leader. “In the other scenario, we want to make it to the quarter finals by staying in the top two. Our work towards this goal is going well. I hope we will represent our country in the best way and return to our country with the best grade we can get.” used the phrases.
Emphasizing that with the end of the season, they are working with a very large pool of players, taking into account the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) epidemic, head coach Ceyhun Yıldızoğlu said:
“We have gathered a group of players who have done well in the league and deserved the national team. We have done a lot of work so far. I think we received positive signals in the matches we played against Belarus and Russia in our country. We have a very young and talented team. We played two games in the last European Championship. We lost in the last two minutes. We couldn’t make it to the end of the match and we were defeated. There was one of our experienced players Işıl and Tilbe in that team. The absence of Işıl and Tilbe will force our generation transition. However, we have a young and energetic team. I believe that we can leave the European Championship very well if we do not make mistakes and unite our players in line with the common goal.”
Team captain Bahar Çağlar Ökten also stated that they had a good camp process and said, “The first game we will play in the group is very important for the start. Our first goal is to get out of the group. The World Cup will be held next year. We want to get the result that we can go to this tournament. We want to reflect our energy on the field in the European Championship. And we aim to have a team watch that represents our country in the best way.” made its assessment.
The crescent-star team will face Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia and Belgium in Group C of the European Championship.
Among the 16 teams in the four groups of the 2021 FIBA Women’s European Basketball Championship, the four teams that finished the group stage in the first place will advance directly to the quarter-finals, while the teams that finished their groups in the second and third places will fight for the quarter-finals in the matches to be determined by crossmatching.
A National Team’s match schedule (TSI) in the championship is as follows:
Thursday, June 17:
Friday, June 18:
13.00 Turkey-Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sunday, June 20:
The 2021 FIBA Women’s European Basketball Championship groups are as follows:
Group A: Sweden, Belarus, Spain, Slovakia
Group B: Montenegro, Serbia, Italy, Greece
Group C: Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Belgium
Group D: France, Russia, Czech Republic, Croatia