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The 1949 European Basketball Championship, commonly called Eurobasket 1949, was the sixth regional championship held by FIBA Europe. Seven national teams affiliated with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) took part in the competition. The competition was hosted by Egypt after the Soviet Union refused to host it, as was the Soviet's obligation as defending champion under FIBA Europe rules. Czechoslovakia, the silver medallist at Eurobasket 1947, had been the host that year, so was not asked to repeat hosting duties and those duties fell to bronze medallist Egypt.

The event took place in Cairo, with travel difficulties cited by many nations as the reason for not competing. Only four of the seven competing teams were European, and even this bare majority includes the transcontinental country of Turkey, which is considered part of Europe in international sport. FIBA Europe refers to the contest as "undoubtedly the weakest in the history of the competition," as only 3 of the 7 entrants had previously competed at any Eurobasket-level event.

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Results

The 1949 competition was in the same format as Eurobasket 1939. Each team played each of the other teams once. A win was worth 2 standings points, a loss worth 1. The rankings were based on those standing points.

Final standings

Rank Team Pts W L PF PA Diff
1  Egypt 12 6 0 346 216 +130
2  France 11 5 1 281 199 +82
3  Greece 10 4 2 269 241 +28
4  Turkey 9 3 3 247 256 -9
5  Netherlands 8 2 4 174 255 -81
6  Syria 7 1 5 219 287 -68
7  Lebanon 6 0 6 183 265 -82

Match results

Greece 46 - 28 Netherlands
Egypt 71 - 44 Syria
Lebanon 36 - 45 Greece
France 58 - 35 Netherlands
Netherlands 40 - 37 Syria
France 43 - 26 Lebanon
Greece 54 - 41 Turkey
France 47 - 33 Turkey
Lebanon 28 - 38 Syria
Netherlands 23 - 54 Egypt
France 41 - 36 Greece
Lebanon 30 - 57 Egypt
Syria 33 - 43 Turkey
Lebanon 22 - 34 Netherlands
Turkey 44 - 57 Egypt
Syria 45 - 49 Greece
Turkey 38 - 24 Netherlands
Egypt 50 - 39 Greece
France 56 - 22 Syria
Turkey 48 - 41 Lebanon
France 36 - 57 Egypt

Team rosters

1.Egypt: Youssef Mohammed Abbas, Youssef Kamal Abouaouf, Fouad Abdelmeguid el-Kheir, Gabriel Armand "Gaby" Catafago, Nessim Salah el-Dine, Abdelrahman Hafez Ismail, Hussein Kamel Montasser, Mohammed Ali el-Rashidi, Wahid Chafik Saleh, Mohammed Mahmud Soliman, Albert Fahmy Tadros, Medhat Mohammed Youssef (Coach: Carmine "Nello" Paratore)

2.France: André Buffière, Robert Busnel, René Chocat, Jacques Dessemme, Maurice Desaymonnet, Louis Devoti, Jacques Favory, Fernand Guillou, Jean Perniceni, Jean-Pierre Salignon, Jean Swidzinski, André Vacheresse, Jacques Freimuller, Marc Quiblier (Coach: Robert Busnel)

3.Greece: Alekos Apostolidis, Stelios Arvanitis, Nikos Bournelos, Thanasis Kostopoulos, Giannis Lambrou, Fedon Mattheou, Nikos Nomikos, Missas Pantazopoulos, Nikos Skylakakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Takis Taliadoros, Sokratis Apostolidis (Coach: Georgios Karatzopoulos)

4.Turkey: Huseyin Ozturk, Samim Gorec, Avram Barokas, Vitali Benazus, Hasim Tankut, Ali Uras, Mehmet Ali Yalım, Tevfik Tankut, Sacit Selduz, Erdogan Partener, Ayduk Koray, Candas Tekeli

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