The defeat to Slovenia (87-95) in a very close match that was decided at the last minute, gave Slovenia the final first place in Group C and the second place to the National Team. A classification that made Sergio Scariolo’s men unable to be seeded in the quarter-final draw held minutes after the conclusion of the first phase of the men’s Olympic basketball tournament. A draw that has matched Spain with the United States in the quarterfinals. The game will be played this Tuesday, August 3 at 6:40 am (5:40 am in the Canary Islands). In the case of winning, Spain would face the winner of Australia-Argentina in the semifinal.
The Men’s National Team has been on the podium in the last three Games (silver in Beijing 2008 and London 2012 and bronze in Rio 2016) and has played, including this edition, the quarterfinal round seven times, the last five in consecutively. It will be the twelfth time he has faced the United States in the Olympics.
This is how the four quarter-final pairings of the men’s Olympic tournament in Tokyo 2020 have remained. The four crosses will be played on Tuesday, August 3.
- France vs Italy (10:20 am)
- Slovenia vs Germany (03:00 hours)
- United States vs Spain (6:40 am)
- Australia vs Argentina (2:00 p.m.)
The winners of France-Italy and Slovenia-Germany will meet in a semi-final. The other will be disputed between the winners of the United States-Spain and Australia-Argentina.
The Women’s National Team will meet its rival tomorrow, Monday
The Women’s National Team, which has concluded the group stage as the undefeated leader of Group A, will meet their rival in the quarterfinals tomorrow, Monday, August 2. The draw for the women’s team will be held once the Australia-Puerto Rico match ends at 2:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. in the Canary Islands).