This Tuesday (2), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) held a draw for the men’s and women’s groups of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
The Brazilian men’s team will still seek a spot in Tokyo in the pre-Olympic event between June 29 and July 4 in Split, Croatia. The national team is in Group B with the hosts and Tunisia. Group A consists of Germany, Russia and Mexico. The top two teams from each bracket advance to the semi-finals. If they manage to make it through the qualifying tournament and keep the only place available, coach Alexander Petrovi’s team will fall to the B with Australia, Nigeria and former Belgrade former Olympic champions (who will have the Dominican Republic, New Zealand, Serbia) . Puerto Rico, Italy and Senegal).
Already eight teams have been classified in the men’s tournament and four places are still to be defined. Group A will be played by the winner of the pre-Olympic Games in Iran, France, United States and Victoria, Canada (which will include China, Greece, Uruguay, Czech Republic, Turkey and hosts). Group C already has Argentina, Japan, Spain and in Lithuania (which will have South Korea, Venezuela, Poland, Slovenia, Angola and host countries) awaiting the winner of the Council pre-Olympics.
The dispute between the women has already defined all 12 teams and Brazil will not participate in the tournament. Group A will consist of South Korea, Serbia, Canada and Spain; Group B, Nigeria, Japan, France and the United States; And Group C, Australia, Puerto Rico, China and Belgium.
The Olympic Games will begin on 23 July. Men’s basketball matches are scheduled from July 25 to August 7 and women’s matches from July 26 to August 8.
With information from Agência Brasil