BERLIN (dpa) – The German national basketball team already knows two of its three early-round opponents in Tokyo in Olympic qualification status.
The DBB team, which still wants to secure tickets for a tournament, will face Australia and Nigeria in Group B. The third opponent will be the winner of another qualifying tournament with Dominican Republic, Italy, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Senegal and Serbia. This was the result of a draw in Meese, Switzerland, announced by the German Basketball Association.
DBB team of national coach Heinrich Roald will play its qualification tournament in the split from 29 June to 4 July. Opponents are initially Russia and Mexico. The second season has Croatia, Tunisia and Brazil. Only the winner is allowed to travel to Tokyo in August.
Eight contestants have already been scheduled in the Olympic tournament. In Group A, the record Olympic champions USA will meet Iran and France and the qualifying winners will meet Canada, China, Czech Republic, Greece, Turkey and Uruguay. Argentina, Spain, Olympic hosts Japan and another qualifier play in Group C. It is either Angola, South Korea, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia or Venezuela.
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