Serbia national basketball team
The Serbian national basketball team represents the Republic of Serbia in international tournaments or friendly matches. The Serbian national basketball team is the successor of the Serbian - Montenegrin and Yugoslav national team.
In the statistics of the FIBA games of the national team of the Yugoslav national team of Serbia selection be attributed, as it has become the successor of the Yugoslav federation in the organization of the Serbian Basketballallverbandes.
- 2.1 Basketball World Cup
- 2.2 The Olympic Games
- 2.3 European Basketball Championships
When Yugoslavia / Serbia and Montenegro
As the legal successor of Yugoslavia, the history of the Serbian national team in 1936 begins. Developing into one of the most successful basketball nations began in 1961, as was achieved with the second place at the European Championships, the first international success. With five titles Yugoslavia won more World Championships than USA or USSR. Other successes were also five European titles. Between 2003 and 2006, the still remaining countries of former Yugoslavia played under the name Serbia and Montenegro.
After the state division in 2006 Serbia was there for the first time at the European Championships in 2007. With a 13th place as the conclusion, the team remained in the tournament without success. For the 2008 Olympic Games could not qualify you look. At Euro 2009, the first success when Serbia was won in a FIBA tournament with the silver medal. The 2010 World Cup was relatively successful. Serbia entered the semifinals, but lost first against the host Turkey and subsequently the match for third place against Lithuania. At the next European Championship 2011 in Lithuania Serbia came into the quarterfinals and failed here in Russia. For the Olympic Games of 2012, Serbia failed to qualify.