This Euro 2022 will have been splendor for Poland. On the sidelines of the unexpected journey of its national team, which will try to win the bronze medal on Sunday against Germany, it obtained on Saturday in Berlin the co-organization of the next edition, in September 2025 (the Euro now takes place every four years, but the 2021 edition had been postponed for a year after the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics).
The Poles will host one of four groups in the first round, along with Latvia (which will also host the finals), Cyprus and Finland.
Ukraine was initially expected
Last March, FIBA Europe, organizer of the Euro, announced the names of only three of the four host countries. Negotiations with Ukraine, which was expected to host the fourth group before the invasion of the country by Russia, had been prolonged for several months. But the conflict being far from over, it was necessary to activate an alternative solution.
Russia had initially applied for the organization as well, but its candidacy was canceled in the wave of sanctions hitting the country.