2022 FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup, When, Where & How To Watch

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The 2022 FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup will be held in Kasematten – Schlossbe from 9 to 11 September 2022. This event will showcase the best of 3×3 basketball talent from across Europe. Here is everything you need to know about the event, including when and where to watch it. Graz, Aust,ria will host the seventh edition of Europe’s most prestigious 3×3 championship for national teams. The three-day spectacle never disappoints, so let’s get you psyched lookingook at the main details of Europe’s showcase event’s seventh edition, which will take place in a jaw-dropping UNESCO World Heritage venue, Kasematten Schlossberg.

2022 FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup Where:

The 2022 FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup will be held in Kasematten – Schlossbe, Graz, Austria from 9 to 11 September 2022. This will be the first time that the evewill be held in Graz, Austria.

The 2022 FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup will feature 12 men’s and 12  women’s teams across Europe. The teams will be split into four pools of four teams each. The top two teams from each pool will advance to the quarter-finals.

2022 FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup How to Watch:

The 2022 FIBA 3×3 Europe Cupwill be broadcast live on FIBA’s YouTube channel. You can also follow the action on FIBA’s website, Pages on Sina Weibo, Douyin and social media channels.

FIBA will also provide live updates and highlights on its website and social media channels.

Who is in the running 2022 FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup?

2022 FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup, 24 teams are competing, 12 of which are female.

The 24 teams qualified as a result of the host country (Austria), defending champions (Spain’s women and Serbia’s men), the national federation’s place in the 3×3 Federation Ranking, or through the qualifiers.

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What exactly are the pools 2022 FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup?

Here are the details of the pool from the FIBA Official site.

MEN POOL 2022 FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup:

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Women Pool 2022 FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup:

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Who are the favorites 2022 FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup?

Is anyone else going to start this list 2022 FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup? Of course, we must begin in the men’s draw with strong Serbia, aiming for an insane fourth consecutive 2022 FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup title.

Regardless of the final lineup, expect to see some recognizable players from the Crelan FIBA 3×3 World Cup 2022.

But there are plenty of obstacles to overcome, beginning with reunified Latvia, which has four Tokyo Olympic gold medalists back after the homecoming of Karlis Lasmanis. Just past weekend, ‘Batman’ emerged from his bat cave to go away with the MVP from the Montreal Masters 2022.

His legendary chemistry with fellow superhero Nauris Miezis is right out of a science lesson, as they once again team together to defeat enemies.

Belgium has taken the 2022 FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup by storm in the last two seasons, and their players made a significant stride forward at the recent Debrecen Masters when Antwerp won their first title.

Lithuania, which won silver at the World Cup 2022 and boasts red-hot flame thrower Marijus Uzupis, also enters with momentum.

With such big names, it’s easy to overlook the Netherlands and host Austria, both of which have the firepower to win it all.

In the women’s game, World Cup 2022 champions France are aiming to become only the third country in 3×3 history to win both the World Cup and the Europe Cup in the same year (Russia did it with the women, Serbia with the men), with a formidable lineup that includes players in their mid-20s who have already tasted a lot of 3×3 success.

France’s attempt at a three-peat on home soil last year was thwarted by Spain, who play with a never-say-die attitude, and the same spirit will be on display in Graz as they look to go back-to-back.

The top seed Germany began the FIBA 3×3 Women’s Series 2022 with a bang but has been in a drought ever since. They’ve recently shown indications of regaining their best form, which comes just in time for the 3×3 Europe Cup.

Lithuania, a rising powerhouse, narrowly lost out on a place on the World Cup 2022 podium, but the experience has strengthened them and they are only getting better. These dangerous Lithuanians believe gold is their destiny.

Consistent teams, Poland and the Netherlands are perhaps slightly behind the contenders, but they have the potential to go on a giant-killing spree.

Who should you keep an eye on 2022 FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup?

It begins with men’s No. 1 Strahinja Stojacic, whose Inspector Gadget arms and superhuman athleticism elevate 3×3 to new heights. ‘Dr Strange’ is a 3×3 hero who has won three MVPs on the World Tour this season and gold at the World Cup 2022.

The man with the most fabulous moustache has one hand on the throne, but come back king Karlis Lasmanis has returned to his rightful place and hasn’t lost any of his power. ‘Batman’ has his cape and is serious business because many others are vying for 3×3’s kingdom.

His Latvia colleague Nauris Miezis can take the lead whenever he wants and may be the most clutch player in 3×3 history. Yet, lethal lefty Marijus Uzupis is issuing a substantial challenge since this dude never misses when the game is on the line.

We haven’t even addressed Thibaut Vervoort, aka ‘Must See TV,’ or Dimeo van der Horst, two walking buckets that may be the smoothest scorers in 3×3.

Laetitia Guapo of France is a 3×3 Wonder Woman who won the MVP award at the World Cup 2022. Another win in Graz will almost certainly put her in the GOAT debate, which is astounding for Guapo, who is still a month away from turning 27.

Sonja Greinacher of Germany has been harassing opponents in the paint like they’re in kindergarten for the last two seasons. She was the No. 1 ranked player for the longest time (until Michelle Plouffe of Canada dethroned her earlier this week). Still, she is anxious for international tournament gold after Germany came up short in a silver medal attempt at the FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup 2021.

Top Men’s Player 2022 FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup:

The eighth edition of Europe’s showcase event, held at a new renowned UNESCO World Heritage venue (Kasematten Schlossberg) in gorgeous Graz, may be the best.

The 3×3 Europe Cup will reach new heights with some of the greatest in action, and let’s look at the men’s players you’ll be following on Instagram by the narrative’s conclusion.

Krämer, Filip (Austria)

We must begin with athletic marvel Filip Krämer, who has demonstrated that he is the strongest Austrian since Arnold Schwarzenegger was the world’s biggest action hero.

The 6ft 8in (2.02m) high-flyer will be a man on a mission in front of his home crowd, which spells difficulties for opponents who should step out of the way when Krämer is roaring down the lane.

Krämer can rock those rims like it’s a dunk contest when he gets the step, and if he creates a personal jam session, Graz will be partying all event long.

Vervoort, Thibaut (Belgium)

Forget about Better Call Saul. Because there hasn’t been a better show in 2022 than Thibaut Vervoort aka ‘Must See TV,’ who is now a champ on the FIBA 3×3 World Tour after leading Antwerp (BEL) to a breakthrough championship with an MVP performance at the Debrecen Masters.

The 24-year-old is vying for the title and may have a shot after dominating the stats on the pro circuit, where he leads various categories such as player value (260), top scorer (254) and highlights (142).

Vervoort may look like a Calvin Klein model, but when the game is on the line, he transforms into a furious beast, and no one hits daggers like this guy. After experiencing success on the World Tour, the 6ft 5in (1.96m) Vervoort is looking for national glory.

Karlis Lasmanis/Nauris Miezis (Latvia)

After Batman and Robin successfully joined forces at the Montreal Masters, we only need to couple 3×3’s best superhero team. Karlis Lasmanis returned to the starring role with an unbelievable comeback MVP performance, reminding everyone that he’s a terrible man on the half-court.

He effortlessly shared the spoils with his companion in crime, Nauris Miezis, who was even deadlier now that the pressure was off his shoulders. It’s a sight to behold these two Tokyo Olympic gold medalists, who know each other like an old married couple.

They can virtually read each other’s minds, and if they fire at the same time, Latvia will have a solid chance of winning their first Europe Cup since 2017 – the tournament that heralded the birth of two new 3×3 superheroes.

Stojacic, Strahinja (Serbia)

Challengers have appeared from everywhere, including a better Vervoort and comeback king Lasmanis, but No. 1 ranked Strahinja Stojacic deserves to be the top dog right now.

With a trio of World Tour MVPs and a vital role in Serbia’s Crelan FIBA 3×3 World Cup 2022 win, the fantastic Serb has already submitted one of the finest 3×3 seasons.

Do you think he’s finished? Consider again. The 30-year-old will do everything he can to help Serbia to a historic fourth consecutive 3×3 Europe Cup victory. If he does this, ‘Dr Strange’ should change his name to ‘Dr Success.’

Marijus Uzupis (Lithuania) (Lithuania)

Do you know who is currently in video game mode? Marijus Uzupis, a dangerous Lithuanian, has picked heat mode since his lovely left stroke is hitting nothing but the net.

With an MVP performance at the Eaubonne Challenger, the 29-year-old fuelled a Sakiai Gulbele (LTU) resurrection on the World Tour, and he would have likely gotten top honors again if his side had won one more game in Montreal.

We’ve seen him whip out the uzi on the grandest stage, where Uzupis helped Lithuania win silver at the Crelan 3×3 World Cup 2022.

Off the court, he proved to be a romantic as he grabbed the show with the most unforgettable proposal.
But when the game is on the line, Uzupis has no respect for his opponents, so expect a buzzer-beater or two from this assassin in Graz.

Van der Horst, Dimeo (Netherlands)

‘Dimes’ has been overshadowed in 2022, although not through his own fault. With a great 7.4ppg, he has the most significant average on the World Tour for players who have played more than 10 games.

The Dutch Master is a walking bucket who keeps getting better, and he can easily be the best half-court player when he wants to be.

Prepare for his well-known celebrations, which will be repeated in Graz. You know, the one where van der Horst dominates Guitar Hero by playing string music.

Conclusion:
The 2022 FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup will be an exciting event showcasing the best 3×3 basketball talent across Europe. Be sure to watch the action live from 9 to 11 September 2022.

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