The IWBF European Wheelchair Basketball C Division Championships are scheduled to kick off on Sunday in Lisbon at the Pavilhão Municipal do Casal Vistoso. Teams schedule to participate include Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Ireland, Finland and Greece.
Competition officially gets underway on Monday, with Portugal opening against Bosnia and Herzegovina at 20:00 local time. For Portugal, play continues on Tuesday when they play Finland at 20:15 local time. They are in action again on Wednesday when they play Ireland at 15:45 local time. On Thursday, they play Greece at 13:30 local time and then play Serbia at 20:15 local time.
The Portuguese squad includes Carlos Cardoso, Filipe Silva, Rui Nicolau, Filipe Carneiro, Hugo Maia, Hugo Lourenço, Pedro Gonçalves, Nuno Neves, Aníbal Costa, Nélson Oliveira, Pedro Bártolo and Márcio Dias. A number of players have experience playing club wheelchair basketball, with five players playing for clubs in Spain and one playing in France. This includes Carneiro, Lourenço, Gonçalves, Neves, Dias and Bártolo.
The top team at the end of the competition will go up to the IWBF B Division, and will be eligible to compete in the next European B Division championships.