Based on the results of the FIBA Cup qualification, all opponents for the group stage of our team were known. The fourth team of group F became the Israeli "Bnei Herzliya".
"Herzliya" played in the first qualifying round with the Polish "Ostrow" and fought for a place in the main draw of the tournament with "Porto". The Israeli team lost at home (65:68), won away (85:83), but in the sum of two meetings was a loser in the pair. Nevertheless, due to the withdrawal of several clubs from the championship, "Herzliya" got the opportunity to play in the tournament.
"Bnei Herzliya" was divided into group F with "Tsmoki", Hungarian "Alba" and Belgian "Charleroi".
"Tsmoki" had already met with "Herzliya" in the last season in the second group stage of the FIBA-Europe Cup, the teams exchanged home victories.