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FIBA has issued the procedure for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020 Draw which will take place on November 27 in Switzerland at the Patrick Baumann House of Basketball.
FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments Draw Procedure
Seven teams have directly qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games men’s tournament. They are Argentina, Australia, France, Iran, Nigeria, Spain and the United States of America, with Japan receiving automatic qualification as the hosts of the event.
24 teams have qualified to participate in the men’s FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments in June 2020. The teams have been distributed into six pots of four teams each, based on the FIBA Men’s World Ranking, presented by Nike.
The seeds for the upcoming tournaments were confirmed last week.
The host cities for the men’s FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments are Belgrade (Serbia), Kaunas (Lithuania), Split (Croatia) and Victoria (Canada).
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.
Below is the draw procedure for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments:
The Draw Ceremony will be live-streamed via FIBA’s YouTube and Facebook channels on Wednesday from 14:00 (GMT+1).