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Draw results for the FIBA U17 World Championship for Men

With the inaugural edition of the FIBA U17 World Championship for Men less than five months away, the draw for the first round of the competition was held today in Hamburg.

The 12 qualified teams were divided into two groups of six.

Here are the results of the draw:

Group A: Argentina, China, Egypt, Lithuania, Serbia, USA.
Group B: Australia, Canada, Germany, Korea, Poland, Spain.

During the first round, which will begin on 2nd July 2010, each team plays the five others in their respective groups.

The top four teams from each group advance to the quarter-finals, at which point the competition continues through to the final – held on 11th July 2010 – in a standard knock-out format.

The draw was conducted by FIBA in collaboration with the German Basketball Federation in the presence of a number of team and federation representatives.

Reaction to the draw will be made available on the website hamburg2010.fiba.com

Further information about the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship for Men is also available on the event site.

About FIBA and the U17 World Championship

FIBA (www.fiba.com), the world governing body for basketball, is an independent association formed by 213 National Basketball Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The FIBA U17 World Championships for Men and Women were created by FIBA in order to boost the development of the sport among the younger age categories and will be held for the first time in 2010. Twelve teams qualified for each tournament during the 2009 U16 Continental Zone Championships, which saw a highly successful participation rate. The FIBA U17 World Championships will be held every two years.

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