The 1937 European Basketball Championship
, commonly called Eurobasket 1937
, was the second regional championship held by FIBA Europe
. Eight national teams affiliated with the International Basketball Federation
(FIBA) took part in the competition. Defending champions Latvia
hosted the tournament, held in Riga
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The preliminary round consisted of the eight teams being separated into two groups of four. Each group played a round-robin
format tournament, with the top two teams in each group advancing to the semifinals and the bottom two playing in the lower classification matches. Wins counted for 2 points, losses for 1 point.
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Egypt won against Italy 31:28 but because of the mistake, FIBA ruled to replay the game. Egypt objected the ruling of FIBA and decided to withdrew from replaying of the match.
Unfortunate to hosts, Latvia, they are classificated here third, because of scores differences between France-Poland-Latvia, (Latvia has -1, Poland +2 and France -1) and the next factor - points scored (Latvia has 26, France 29).
The bottom four teams from the preliminary group faced off in the classification matches.
The semifinals pitted the four top teams of the preliminary round against each other. Winners advanced to the final, with the losers playing... Read More