The 2005 European Basketball Championship, is commonly called Eurobasket 2005. The FIBA European Basketball Championship is a basketball competition held every 2 years between national teams organised by FIBA Europe, the sports governing body in Europe. This is the third time that championship is hosted by city of Belgrade (previously in 1961 and 1975). Why we care Pistons fans are especially anxious to see Darko Milicic make his Serbian National Team (the host squad) and how he performs in the tournament. Where Belgrade, is the capital of Serbia since 1404, Serbia and Montenegro (2003–Present) and Yugoslavia (1918–2003). The city lies on the outfall of the Sava river to the Danube river in northern central Serbia, at 44.83° N 20.50° E. The population of the Belgrade region 1,711,800 (2002 census.) When Between 16 September and 25 September 2005. Timezone offset: All Game Times CEST - Central European Summer Time Belgrade is currently GMT+2. Detroit is currently GMT-4 (EDT - Eastern Daylight Time) All of these games are on six hours ahead of Detroit local time. 17:30 Belgrade gametime is 11:30 in Detroit. PRELIMINARY ROUND 16.09.2005 Slovenia vs. Bosnia & Herzeg. @ Beograd, SCG - 17:30 Latvia vs. Israel @ Novi Sad, SCG - 17:30 Germany vs. Italy @ Vršac, SCG - 18:00 Croatia vs. Bulgaria @ Podgorica, SCG - 18:00 France vs. Greece @ Beograd, SCG - 20:30 Serbia & Montenegro vs. Spain @ Novi Sad, SCG - 20:30 Russia vs. Ukraine @ Vršac, SCG - 21:00 Turkey vs. Lithuania @ Podgorica, SCG - 21:00 17.09.2005 Bosnia & Herzeg. vs. France @ Beograd, SCG - 17:30 Spain vs. Latvia @ Novi Sad, SCG - 17:30 Italy vs. Russia @ Vršac, SCG - 18:00 Lithuania vs. Croatia @ Podgorica, SCG - 18:00 Greece vs. Slovenia @ Beograd, SCG - 20:30 Israel vs. Serbia & Montenegro @ Novi Sad, SCG - 20:30 Ukraine vs. Germany @ Vršac, SCG - 21:00 Bulgaria vs. Turkey @ Podgorica, SCG - 21:00 18.09.2005 Slovenia vs. France @ Beograd, SCG - 17:30 Spain vs. Israel @ Novi Sad, SCG - 17:30 Italy vs. Ukraine @ Vršac, SCG - 18:00 Lithuania vs. Bulgaria @ Podgorica, SCG - 18:00 Greece vs. Bosnia & Herzeg. @ Beograd, SCG - 20:30 Latvia vs. Serbia & Montenegro @ Novi Sad, SCG - 20:30 Russia vs. Germany @ Vršac, SCG - 21:00 Croatia vs. Turkey @ Podgorica, SCG - 21:00 ** UPDATED 9-13-05: Israel qualified as the last team in the tournament. They go into Pool D as the 4th team.