FIBA: No chance at Tokyo Olympics for Gilas Pilipinas

Paul Lintag on Sep 19, 2019 05:41 PM
FIBA: No chance at Tokyo Olympics for Gilas Pilipinas
Despite finishing last in the FIBA World Cup, Gilas Pilipinas kept its ranking as the 31st best team in the world. However, South Korea jumped two spots and is now in 30th place. (FIBA)

Gilas Pilipinas will miss the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, that’s for sure.

FIBA has announced the countries competing in the four qualifying tournaments to complete the Olympic teams next year.

The Philippines missed the cut.

The FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments will include the 16 best-placed non-qualified teams from the FIBA Basketball World Cup and two highest-ranked countries per region in the FIBA World Ranking.

Those teams are: Angola and Senegal (Africa), Mexico and Uruguay (Americas), China and Korea (Asia-Oceania), and Croatia and Slovenia (Europe).

Despite finishing last in the FIBA World Cup, Gilas Pilipinas kept its ranking as the 31st best team in the world. However, South Korea jumped two spots and is now in 30th place.

Below is the full list of teams for the four OQTs. Only the champion team of each tournament will qualify for the Tokyo games:

Angola 
Brazil
Canada
China
Croatia 
Czech Republic
Dominican Republic
Germany
Greece
Italy
Korea
Lithuania
Mexico
New Zealand
Poland
Puerto Rico
Russia
Senegal
Serbia 
Slovenia
Tunisia
Turkey 
Uruguay
Venezuela

 

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