Italy at the 2021 European Women’s Basketball Championships: the match calendar

Italy at the 2021 European Women’s Basketball Championships: the match calendar
Italy at the 2021 European Women’s Basketball Championships: the match calendar

European women’s basketball at the start with Italy immediately on the field Thursday in Valencia against the feared Serbia. Coach Lardo has chosen the 12 blue who will also challenge Montenegro and Greece, with the goal of the quarterfinals and a pass for the pre-World Cup: to lead the Cecilia Zandalasini troop. All Italbasket matches live on Sky Sport and streamed on NOW

L’Italy is ready to begin the adventure at FIBA EuroBasket Women, that Sky Sport will broadcast live. Debut fixed at the Padellò Municipal Font de San Lluis of Valencia for the first tap-off in Group B, against Serbia. Coach Lino Lardo, who will lead Virtus Bologna from next season, relies on the blocks of the Reyer Venice and of Familiar with Schio, in addition to Cubaj (from the NCAA, Georgia Tech), Romeo (Ragusa) and Cecilia Zandalasini, the star of this national team, who after his experience in Turkey in Fenerbahce, will return to Italy from next season after having married the Black Vu project.

The summons of Italy for the Europeans

Olbis Andrè (1998, 1.86, C)
Beatrice Attura (1994, 1.75, P)
Martina Bestagno (1990, 1.89, C)
Debora Carangelo (1992, 1.68, P)
Sabrina Cinili (1989, 1.91, A)
Lorela Cubaj (1999, 1.96, C)
Valeria De Pretto (1991, 1.85)
Jasmine Keys (1997, 1.90)
Francesca Pan (1997, 185)
Elisa Penna (1995, 1.90)
Nicole Romeo (1989)
Cecilia Zandalasini (1996, 1.85)

The calendar of group B

June 17
Italy-Serbia (6.00 pm, live Sky Sport Uno)
Montenegro-Greece

June 18
Italy-Montenegro (3.00 pm Sky Sport Uno)
Serbia-Greece

June 20
Italy-Greece (6 pm Arena)
Montenegro-Serbia

European championships, formula and calendar

At EuroBasket Women 2021 Italy will be involved in group B which will be played in Valencia and will debut on June 17 with the Serbia (18.00), to then face the 18 on Montenegro (15.00) and 20 la Greece (6.00 pm). All matches will be broadcast live on Sky Sport channels. The European formula provides that the winners of the four groups advance to the quarter-finals and that the second and third teams face each other in the play-off which is worth the access to the first eight. The Azzurre would cross the group A (Spain, Slovakia, Belarus and Sweden). The final phase of the competition will be played in Valencia. The top six finishers of the EuroBasket Women 2021 enter the pre-World Cup which will be played in February 2022 and which qualifies for the World Cup scheduled in Sydney (Australia) from 22 September to 1 October 2022.

The programming of the group stage, live on Sky and streaming on NOW

  • Thursday 17th June
    6 pm – Group B: ITALY-Serbia – Sky Sport Uno (comment by Geri De Rosa and Silvia Gottardi)
    9 pm – Group C: France-Croatia – Sky Sport Arena (comment by Paolo Redi and Laura Macchi)
  • Friday 18 June
    3 pm – Group B: ITALY-Montenegro – Sky Sport Uno (comment by Geri De Rosa and Silvia Gottardi)
    9 pm – Group A: Spain-Sweden – Sky Sport Arena (comment by Paolo Redi and Laura Macchi)
  • Sunday 20 June
    3 pm – Group C: Turkey-Belgium – Sky Sport Collection (comment by Paolo Redi and Laura Macchi)
    6 pm – Group B: ITALY-Greece – Sky Sport Arena (comment by Geri De Rosa and Silvia Gottardi)

The programming of the play-offs for the quarter-finals, live on Sky and streaming on NOW

  • Monday 21st June
    ore 18 –  Sky Sport Collection
    ore 21  –  Sky Sport Collection

(FIBA EuroBasket Women available on Sky Go, also in HD)

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