The Tokyo Olympics present a new format for both men’s and women’s basketball. The competition will feature:
– A initial phase with three groups of four teams, who will face each other. The top two from each group and the top two third-placed teams advance to the quarterfinals.
– A final phase direct playoffs. It will start from the quarterfinals and advance to the semifinals and, finally, to the final.
How is the painting drawn? Final phase pairings will be decided through a draw that will take place on August 2. In it, the first three of each group and the best two seconds will start from one side and, from the other, the rest (the other two seconds and the two third parties), with the condition that rivals that already are have faced in the first round.
Group A: Canada, Serbia, Spain and South Korea
B Group: United States, France, Japan and Nigeria
Group C: Australia, Puerto Rico, Belgium and China