Basketball at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Men's qualification

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The men's qualification for the Olympic basketball tournament will take place from 2019 to 2020; all five FIBA (International Basketball Federation) zones are expected to have representation in the Olympic basketball event.

Japan as host qualifies directly. The first qualifying tournament will be the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in which seven teams will qualify for the Olympics. The next best 16 teams in the FIBA Basketball World that did not qualify directly to the Olympics along with 2 select teams from each of the four FIBA regions or 24 teams will participate in four separate wild card tournaments which will determine the final four teams which will play in the Olympics.

Method[edit]

A total of 12 teams will take part in the Olympics, with each NOC sending in one team.

Qualification via hosting the Olympics[edit]

The host nation (Japan) is qualified to participate in the Olympic men's basketball event as the host.[1]

Qualification via World Cup[edit]

The best finishing team/s in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup from each FIBA zone qualifies directly to the Olympics.[2]

Qualification via the wild card tournament[edit]

The additional four qualifying teams will be determined through four FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournaments of six teams each or between twenty four teams, totally. The tournaments will be contested by the 16 best non-qualifying teams at the 2019 World Cup and an additional 8 teams; 2 teams from each of the four regions of Africa, Americas, Asia (and Oceania), and Europe.[2] According to the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup results, each zone is allocated with the following berths:

Qualified teams[edit]

# Qualified team Zone Qualification Method
1  Argentina FIBA Americas Top finishing American team in 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup (#2)
2  Australia FIBA Oceania Top finishing Oceanian team in 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup (#4)
3  France FIBA Europe Top-2 finishing European team in 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup (#3)
4  Iran FIBA Asia Top finishing Asian team in 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup (#23)
5  Japan FIBA Asia Host nation of 2020 Summer Olympics
6  Nigeria FIBA Africa Top finishing African team in 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup (#17)
7  Spain FIBA Europe Top finishing European team in 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup (#1)
8  United States FIBA Americas Top-2 finishing American team in 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup (#7)
9 TBA TBA Top team of first FIBA World Olympic qualifying Tournament
10 TBA TBA Top team of second FIBA World Olympic qualifying Tournament
11 TBA TBA Top team of third FIBA World Olympic qualifying Tournament
12 TBA TBA Top team of fourth FIBA World Olympic qualifying Tournament

2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup[edit]

Final standing by FIBA zone
Qualify to the 2020 Summer Olympics via sub-zone rank
Qualify to the 2020 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament
Qualify to the 2020 Summer Olympics as the host country
# FIBA Africa
(1/5 teams)
FIBA Americas
(2/7 teams)
FIBA Asia
(1/6 teams)
FIBA Europe
(2/12 teams)
FIBA Oceania
(1/2 teams)
Team W–L Team W–L Team W–L Team W–L Team W–L
1  Nigeria 3–2  Argentina 7–1  Iran 2–3  Spain 8–0  Australia 6–2
2  Tunisia 3–2  United States 6–2  China 2–3  France 6–2  New Zealand 3–2
3  Angola 1–4  Brazil 3–2  South Korea 1–4  Serbia 6–2
4  Ivory Coast 0–5  Venezuela 2–3  Jordan 1–4  Czech Republic 4–4
5  Senegal 0–5  Puerto Rico 2–3  Japan 0–5  Poland 4–4
6  Dominican Republic 2–3  Philippines 0–5  Lithuania 3–2
7  Canada 2–3  Italy 3–2
8  Greece 3–2
9  Russia 3–2
10  Germany 3–2
11  Turkey 2–3
12  Montenegro 1–4

FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournaments[edit]

After the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup results, each zone is represented by the following national teams:[3]

FIBA Africa FIBA Americas FIBA Europe FIBA Asia and FIBA Oceania
 Tunisia  Brazil  Serbia  New Zealand
 Angola (WC)  Venezuela  Czech Republic  China (WC)
 Senegal (WC)  Puerto Rico  Poland  South Korea (WC)
 Dominican Republic  Lithuania
 Canada  Italy
 Mexico (WC)  Greece
 Uruguay (WC)  Russia
 Germany
 Turkey
 Croatia (WC)
 Slovenia (WC)

The FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments will include the 16 best-placed non-qualified teams from the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup and two highest-ranked countries per region in the FIBA World Ranking. On 19 September 2019, FIBA announced those teams, which are Angola and Senegal (Africa), Mexico and Uruguay (Americas), China and Korea (Asia-Oceania), and Croatia and Slovenia (Europe).

Draw[edit]

In 2020 four qualifying tournaments, each producing a team which will be qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics. The format consisted of 24 national teams divided into four tournaments of six teams each, with the winning team from each event qualifying for the Olympics.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stein, Mark (2 May 2017). "USA Basketball to use non-NBA players for qualifying after FIBA changes". ESPN. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Qualification for Olympic Games". FIBA. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Field set for FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020". FIBA. Retrieved 19 September 2019.