Basketball: Olympic qualifying draw set for Wednesday


FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments draw ceremony will be held on Wednesday.

The ceremony will take place at the Patrick Baumann House of Basketball, FIBA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

“Each tournament will host two groups of three teams, Group A and Group B. In order to balance the quality of the tournaments and their respective group’s Pots 1, 4 and 5 will feed Groups A and Pots 2, 3 and 6 will feed Groups B of each tournament,” FIBA said on its website.

The Turkish men’s basketball team will be on seed 3 along with Croatia, Slovenia, and Puerto Rico.

FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments will take place in four cities, Belgrade (Serbia), Kaunas (Lithuania), Split (Croatia) and Victoria (Canada) between on Jun. 23 and 28, 2020.

The seven teams have directly qualified for Olympic Games which are Argentina, Australia, France, Iran, Nigeria, Spain, the United States of America so far.

The host country Japan also secured automatic qualification for the Olympics.

In addition to these eight nations, four more teams from the qualifying tournaments will book their Tokyo Olympics tickets.

The nations and their seeds for the 2020 FIBA Olympic Qualifying are as follows:

Seed 1: Serbia, Greece, Lithuania, Russia

Seed 2: Czech Republic, Brazil, Italy, Poland

Seed 3: Croatia, Turkey, Slovenia, Puerto Rico

Seed 4: Germany, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Canada

Seed 5: New Zealand, Mexico, China, South Korea

Seed 6: Angola, Tunisia, Senegal, Uruguay
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