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Men's Basketball Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games

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3 hours ago, LDOG said:

I don't get what is the purpose of this? Was 8 matches in two weeks considered too much or something?

 

They say it's to make it more interesting and that teams have tougher time "picking" their opponents from other group. We did see some instances where no3 in the group in which USA isn't is essentialy better position than no2 in the same group, cause you avoid USA in the semis. 

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2 minutes ago, Vojthas said:

 

so Slovenia and Croatia?

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8 minutes ago, DaniSRB said:

so Slovenia and Croatia?

 

Most likely, unless some top team in Europe really bombs the World Cup

 

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Just now, JoshMartini007 said:

 

Most likely, unless some top team in Europe really bombs the World Cup

 

and 2 wild cards will be given to other continents or no?

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Just now, DaniSRB said:

and 2 wild cards will be given to other continents or no?

 

Yes, 16 teams from the World Cup and 8 teams from the rankings (2 from each continent) will compete in four tournaments of six teams with the winner qualifying to the Olympics.

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This qualification system isn’t much better than the FIVB’s in my opinion. It should be the top 4 from the World Cup. The best team from each of the five regions. The hosts. Then give us two Olympic qualification tournaments with the best ranked unqualified teams.


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So, every team that made the Ro16 at the world cup is guaranteed a spot in one of the four final Olympic qualification tournament. In the end the top 23 or 24 teams (depending on where Japan finishes) will qualify.

 

However, based on FIBA ranking the following teams that aren’t currently guaranteed to qualify for the OQT based on their World Cup finish should qualify:

 

Africa:

1. :NGR Nigeria

2. :SEN Senegal

:ANG Angola and :TUN Tunisia should also be safe. :EGY Egypt, :CMR Cameroon and :MAR Morocco are on the bubble in that order.

 

Americas:

1. :MEX Mexico

2. :CAN Canada

Mexico cannot qualify through the World Cup. If Canada qualifies for the OQT through the World Cup their spot should go to :URU Uruguay. Other than whether Canada qualifies through the World Cup or the world ranking there is no drama here.

 

Asia / Oceania:

1. :IRI Iran

2. :CHN China

The :PHI Philippines and :KOR South Korea should also be safe. :NZL New Zealand, :JOR Jordan, :LBN Lebanon and :TPE Taiwan are on the bubble, in that order.

 

Europe:

1. :SLO Slovenia

2. :CRO Croatia

This one is actually pretty secure since neither Slovenia nor Croatia can qualify for the OQT through the WC.

 

The above assumes no major shakeup in the relative world ranking of the teams that fail to make the top 16 at the World Cup.

 

Edit: this qualification system is terrible.

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