>> Illustrative photo – Czech Republic – Ireland, match of group I qualification for promotion to European Championship 2023 women's basketball, February 9, 2023, Prague. From the left, Bridget Herlihy from Ireland, Czech representative Eliška Hamzová.
Prague – Czech women's basketball players can celebrate their fifteenth consecutive European Championship promotion today. In the final match of the qualification, they will play against the Netherlands, and to participate in the June championship in Israel and Slovenia, they can lose by a maximum of five points. The match in Prague at Královka will start at 18:00.
Photo gallery: Qualification of female basketball players for European Championship 2023
“We certainly won't talk about those points at all. We go into it like any other game, wanting to win. I know it will be extremely difficult,” said coach Romana Ptáčková, who spent last November on the bench of the national team in Almere against the Netherlands with a 71:66 win, the competitive premiere.
The Czech team took a step towards advancement with Thursday's win over Ireland 74:57. The last time he was absent from the EC was in 1993 in Perugia, Italy, where the former Czechoslovakia still qualified, but the Slovak women presented themselves there as the replacement team.