On November 11, 2021 at 20:45, Nataliya Trafimava's charges will play against the women’s team of the Czech Republic.

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Today, November 10, the women's team arrived in Prague, where they will play the opening match of the FIBA Women’s EuroBasket 2023 Qualifiers against the Czech National team. Representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the Czech Republic met the women's squad at the airport, wished good luck in tomorrow's game and assured that the diplomatic mission staff will attend the match to support the team.

Basketball players who went to the Czech vs. Belarus match: Anastasiya Verameyenka, Yanina Inkina, Yuliya Vasilevich, Volha Ziuzkova, (all of them play for Horizont, Belarus), Alexandria Marie Bentley, Maryia Papova (both play for UMMC, Russia), Aliaksandra Tarasava (plays for Hannover, Germany), Marina Ivaschenko (plays for Helios, Switzerland), Alena Karasevich (plays for Triumph Botosani, Romania), Hanna Brych (plays for Elazig, Turkey), Aryna Masko (plays for Vologda-Chevakata, Russia), Darya Mahalias ( plays for Tsmoki-Minsk, Belarus).

Tatsiana Likhtarovich (plays for ESCH, Luxembourg) joined the team in Prague.

Head coach is Nataliya Trafimava, assistants are Aliaksei Pyntsikau, Zlatan Presic.

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The Belarus 5 TV channel will broadcast this match live. Also, the broadcast of the match will be available for viewing online on the FIBA ​​YouTube channel.

Nataliya Trafimava, the head coach of the women's national team of Belarus said: “The so called “window” format itself does not imply a lot of time to prepare for matches. Therefore, in those few days that the training camp in Minsk lasted, our main task was to refresh the memory of the defense and attack. Unfortunately, there were some losses in the roster. Two experienced players at once - Yuliya Rytsikava and Viktoryia Hasper - for health reasons will not be able to join the team in the November matches. Despite these circumstances, we are getting ready to show top-level basketball and will try to get two victories in the two upcoming matches".

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On November 14, 2021, on Sunday, as part of the FIBA Women’s EuroBasket 2023 Qualifiers in the capital's Sports Palace, the women's team of Belarus will play a home match against the Netherlands. The match starts at 15:00.

Tickets for the match Belarus vs. Netherlands can be purchased on the official website Ticketpro, as well as at the box offices.

Traditionally, all proceeds from ticket sales will be used to provide children's schools and basketball sections with the necessary equipment.


Let us remind you that according to the competition system of the FIBA Women’s EuroBasket 2023 Qualifiers, each team will play home and away games with all the opponents of their pool (round robin system).

The FIBA Women’s EuroBasket 2023 Qualifiers games will be played in three windows (two games in each window) as follows:

1st "window": from November 7 to 15, 2021 (games on November 11 and November 14, 2021);

2nd "window": from 20 to 28 November 2022 (games on November 24 and November 27, 2022);

3rd "window": from 5 to 13 February 2023 (games on February 9 and February 12, 2023).

As part of the FIBA Women’s EuroBasket 2023 Qualifiers, Nataliya Trafimava's charges will meet with the National teams of the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Ireland (Group I).

Teams participating in the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 do not automatically qualify for the FIBA Women’s EuroBasket 2023 Qualifiers (they also need to qualify to get there).

All teams, including the hosts of the FIBA Women’s EuroBasket 2023 Qualifiers - Israel and Slovenia, will take part in the competition.

The 10 group winners and the four top 4 runners-up teams in the pools will partake in FIBA Women’s EuroBasket 2023.

Note: the results of all games will be taken into account to determine the standings in the group. To determine the top 4 teams from 10 groups that took second places in them, the results against the teams located on the fourth lines in the pools will not be taken into account.

If one of the hosts of the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2023 is among the 14 teams that qualified for FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2023  during the FIBA Women’s EuroBasket 2023 Qualifiers (10 group winners and 4 best teams that took 2nd places), the team that became the fifth best of runners-up among all pools in the qualifying tournament (if the two host countries are among the above-mentioned 14 national teams, respectively, the sixth best team from the runners-up of all pools in the qualifying tournament will also get the right to participate in the main round of the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2023).

16 teams will play in the final part of the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2023.

Israel and Slovenia, although they will play in the qualifying tournament, however, despite the result in it, they automatically go to FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2023 as the hosts of the competition. Another 14 teams will qualify for FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2023.

To the attention of the media!

For coverage of the home game, representatives of the media must send an application on the official letterhead of the organization indicating the name and surname of the journalist, their role (photographer, TV correspondent, videographer, writing journalist), as well as their contact details (phone, e-mail) to the email address . The deadline for submission of applications is November 12, 2021 until 15:00. Detailed information can be obtained from the Press Secretary of the BBF Anna Maklakova by phone: +375 29 7808448.

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