Switzerland national basketball team

Switzerland National Basketball Team

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The Swiss national basketball team is the basketball side that represents Switzerland in international competitions. They are usually seen as a minor team. Switzerland entered five times EuroBasket, having their best result as 4 th place at the first edition, in 1935. They also qualified twice for the Olympic Basketball Tournament, in 1936 and 1948, but their best result was only 9 th place, in 1936. Since 1955, Switzerland never made again the EuroBasket finals, and as yet to qualify for the Basketball World Championship.

Eurobasket 1935

The host Swiss side came in fourth place at the first European basketball championship, the Eurobasket 1935 held by the International Basketball Federation's FIBA Europe continental federation. They defeated Romania and Italy in the preliminary round to advance to the semifinals. There they lost to Latvia, resulting in a playoff for third place with Czechoslovakia which the Swiss lost 25-23.

Eurobasket 1946

Switzerland did not play in the European championship again until the post-war Eurobasket 1946, which they hosted. There, they placed second in the three-team preliminary group after losing to eventual champions Czechoslovakia 20-17 but defeating Belgium 38-33. That preliminary round finish put the Swiss into a 5th/6th place playoff against Netherlands, which Switzerland won 36-25.

Eurobasket 1951

The next Swiss entry into European championships was the Eurobasket 1951 tournament in Paris. Switzerland finished the preliminary...
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