In the hot phase of preparation for this year’s home Em, the German basketball players again enter Hamburg at the Supercup. The game is played on 19 and 20 August in the Barclays Arena, the previous four editions had been held in a smaller hall in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg.
Good one and a half weeks before start to Eurobasket (1 to 18 September) it gets the team of national coach Gordon Herbert with high-profile opponents to do. In addition to the host and the previous year’s winner of Germany, the four-tree tournament of EM title candidate Serbia as well as the Olympic participants Italy and the Czech Republic are included.
“It’s a great opportunity for us to play the Supercup. To a certain extent we should then have our team complete, which will play the directly subsequent World Cup qualifiers and the Eurobasket,” said Herbert. The teams are “all very strong, all high-ranking teams”.
The selection of the German Basketball federal (DBB) meets in the semifinals on Friday (20.30 clock) on the Czech Republic. On Saturday the small finale (18.00) and the final (20.30) take place. In the first European Championship game, the DBB team arrives against France on September 1st in Cologne.