Basketball - EC-qualification 2015: NETHERLANDS - BulgariaFirst aired: Wednesday, 20 August 2014 at 19.45 hours
In August 2014, the Dutch Basketball will try to win a ticket for the European Championship in 2015.
In six games, the team of coach Toon van Helfteren will do everything to achieve the European Championships 2015. Games will be played against Bulgaria, Israel and Montenegro. The Netherlands will have to end first, or be one of the six best second places, to enforce qualification. The Netherlands competed in 1989 for the last time in a European Championship.
On Sunday, August 10 the Netherlands start with an away match against Bulgaria. Three days later, on Wednesday, August 13th, Netherlands plays its first home game. In Groningen Martini Plaza the Netherlands will play against Israel. The other two home games are played at the Leiden Vijf Meihal. Podium.TV will broadcast all home games from The Netherlands live.
OnWednesday, August 20th, the 2nd home game is on schedule, in which the opponent is Bulgaria. In the history of the Netherlands versus Bulgaria, the Dutch team won 6x at home against 3 losses. Bulgaria participated in Eurobasket the last time in 2005. The last encounter between the two teams was an exhibition game in 2012, the Netherlands won with 94-84.