The Italian Wheelchair Basketball Federation (FIPIC)
, who were originally awarded the honour of hosting the Men’s U23 European Championship
in the summer of 2020, will retain the hosting duties in Lignano Sabbiadoro for the revised dates of 13 June – 18 June 2021.
The Championship is the European Zone’s Qualification Tournament for the Men’s U23 World Championship, which is scheduled to take place in Chiba, Japan next year.
Seven countries will fight for the U23 European title – Turkey, Germany, Spain, Poland, France, Italy, and Israel – with the top five taking the five qualification spots available for the U23 World Championship.
Reigning European Champions Turkey were drawn in Group A with France and Israel; Germany, Spain, and Poland were drawn in Group B. Italy, as host nation, then got to choose which group they would like to be placed in to complete the group line-ups. The Italian Technical Director Carlo Di Giusto chose to compete in Group A.
How to Follow
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the championship will take place behind closed doors without spectators. However, it will be available to watch via live stream on IWBF and FIPIC’s YouTube accounts.
Keep up to date with the results, stats, and pictures on the Championship website and IWBF Europe’s website as well as the social media accounts of FIPIC and IWBF Europe.
Plus, exclusive content will be found on official communication partner Wellspect’s social media channels.
Team Rosters Schedule Leaders Pool Standings Championship Website
Monday 14 June
10:30 – ITA vs TUR
15:45 – GER vs POL
18:00 – FRA vs ISR
Tuesday 15th June
10:30 – POL vs ESP
15:45 – TUR vs FRA
18:00 – ISR vs ITA
Wednesday 16th June
10:30 – TUR vs ISR
15:45 – ITA vs FRA
18:00 – ESP vs GER
Thursday 17th June
Friday 18th June
Bronze Medal Game
Gold Medal Game Final
All players born on or after 1 January 1999 are eligible to compete.
Initially, the Women’s U25 European Championship was also included. However, due to the low number of interested teams, IWBF Europe had to take the difficult decision to cancel the women’s competition for this year.
FIPIC and the Local Organising Committee, in collaboration with IWBF Europe, are ensuring special measures are taken at the event to proceed with the health and safety of everyone participating in mind.