Hours before the United States-Spain in Las Vegas, FIBA ??has published an analysis on the path of the 12 national teams towards the Olympic Games, which it calls ‘power ranking’. In it, place Spain as the second candidate for the gold medal in Tokyo, only behind … Australia. TO United States gives him the third position.

The report –which warns that it is subjective- specifies that it is not a question of predictions but an analysis based exclusively on the results obtained in the preparation matches. Australia reaches the first position thanks especially to his victory over the United States in Las Vegas, to which he added as many over Argentina Y Nigeria, missing a second test against the USA for health reasons. The Australian squad is brimming with talent and experience under the leadership of Patty mills, and is led by a new coach, Brian Goorjian, who already managed the team years ago.

Only behind the ‘Aussies’ is Spain in this ranking. Its four victories in the first four preparation games stand out – all with double victories over Iran and France – and the report considers that the National Team has a “habit of winning.” Spain is 2nd in the world in the official FIBA ??ranking in absolute category and the current world champion since the unforgettable 2019 China Championship.

After Spain, FIBA ??places the United States, the product of their two initial defeats against Nigeria and Australia: the same defeats that they had conceded, in preparation games, in the previous 29 years … The USA, yes, have reacted by beating Argentina and Spain.

Nigeria –Which has won United States and Argentina- and Slovenia –Which has the ‘factor Doncic– are the following, from a relationship between the hosts and Iran.

THE ‘POWER RANKING’ FIBA

1 Australia
2 SPAIN
3 United States
4 Nigeria
5 Slovenia
6 France
7 Italy
8 Argentina
9 Germany
10 Czech Republic
11 Japan
12 Iran

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