Today, on November 19, at 11.30 pm Astana time, the capital basketball club will hold an away game within the framework of the regular VTB United League championship against the Latvian basketball club VEF.
is a Latvian professional men's basketball club from the city of Riga, founded in 1958.
- Champion of Latvia — 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
- Silver medalist of the championship of Latvia — 2010, 2014, 2016
- Bronze medalist of the USSR Championship — 1960, 1966, 1991
- Bronze medalist of the Baltic League Cup — 2012
- Latvian Championship semifinalist — 2008, 2009
Basketball club from Latvia participates in the VTB United League since 2009. The season of 2012/2013 has become the most successful for «VEF». Within the year, «VEF» became the champion of Latvia in 2012 and 2013. In addition to the championship title, the players of Riga entered the TOP-16 best teams in the European Cup, and also became the 8th of the best teams in the VTB League, which made it possible to reach the playoff round. At that time, the team was led by Lithuanian specialist Ramunas Butautas, the ex-head coach of «Astana» in 2014-2016. As for the personal games «Astana» — «VEF», the teams met at the court for 14 times, 5 of which were in favor of «Astana». “Astana” is going to play with «VEF» for the first time this season.
At the moment, «Astana» is in the sixth place in the standings, with three wins and three losses. While the rival team finds themselves in the 14th place, having played seven games only one of which ended in victory.
The match will take place on November 19 in Riga at the Olimpic Sports Center arena, starting at 11:30 pm Astana time.
Live broadcast of the match will be available on our website in the Match Center
Detailed information about the tournament, tournament tables, the schedule and the results of the matches are published in the section Tournaments