Israeli teams reportedly considering three countries to Basketball play home games

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Athens (Greece), Nicosia (Cyprus), and Belgrade (Serbia) are being considered as options to host Israeli teams' games.

With a war going on in Israel, the participation of the country's basketball teams in international tournaments has been hindered. The local federation is taking extra steps to establish suitable conditions for all its teams.

Clubs that compete in European tournaments will practice in Cyprus for the foreseeable future. The Israeli Basketball Association will set up a bubble for all such teams to help them prepare for upcoming matches, Tomer Givati from Israel Hayom reports.

Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv and Hapoel Shlomo Tel Aviv have already played one game each since the all-out war began. Meanwhile, Hapoel Holon and Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem will set their feet on the international basketball court in the Basketball Champions League (BCL) on November 1st.

With uncertainty surrounding the status of the war in Israel, it is possible that all four teams will have to host their home matches outside of the country. With Hapoel Holon already certain to do it at least once, three countries are being considered as possible hosts.

According to multiple reports in Israel, Athens (Greece), Nicosia (Cyprus), and Belgrade (Serbia) are being considered as options where Israeli clubs could host their home games. Since the final decision hasn't been made, the final venue might still change.

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