Tokyo Olympics: 4 countries complete Men’s basketball roster
The roster for the Men’s Basketball tournament has been completed after Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Slovenia qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at the weekend in their respective FIBA Olympics Qualifying Tournament.
The four winners join the eight previously qualified countries: Argentina, Australia, France, Iran, Japan, Nigeria, Spain and the USA.
The 12 countries will battle in Tokyo for Olympic Gold in Men’s Basketball.
The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 produced seven teams that qualified directly for the Olympics, while Japan received automatic qualification as the event’s host.
The Czech Republic became the last team to seal a berth after beating Greece 97-72 in the final of their qualifying event on Sunday in Canada.
The Czechs, who stunned tournament hosts Canada 103-101 in Saturday’s thrilling semi-final, will join holders, the USA, France and Iran in Group A at the Olympics.
In the other qualifiers, Italy, Slovenia and Germany sealed their own Tokyo 2020 spots earlier on Sunday.
The Italians stunned 2016 silver medallists Serbia 102-95 in Belgrade; European champions Slovenia beat Lithuania 96-85 in Kaunas, while Germany overpowered Brazil 75-64.
Italy and Germany will join Australia and Nigeria’s D’Tigers in Group B at the Games.