2020 FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournaments

The 2020 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournaments for Women were the three women's basketball tournaments that were contested by 16 national teams, where the top teams earned a place in the 2020 Summer Olympics basketball tournament. It was held from 6 to 9 February 2020.[1]

2020 FIBA Olympic
Qualifying Tournaments
For Women
Tournament details
Host nation Belgium
 China (canceled)
 France
 Serbia
Dates6–9 February
Teams16 
(from 4 federations)
Venues
(in 3 host cities)
2016
2024 >

FormatEdit

The 16 teams were divided into four groups (Groups A–D) for the qualifying tournaments.[2]

Hosts selectionEdit

The cities of Ostend, Bourges and Belgrade hosted the tournaments.[2]

SquadsEdit

TeamsEdit

Means of qualification Date Venue Berths Qualified
EuroBasket Women 2019 27 June–7 July 2019   Serbia
  Latvia
6   Great Britain
  Spain
  France
  Serbia
  Belgium
  Sweden
Africa Pre-Qualifying Tournament 14–17 November 2019   Mozambique 2   Nigeria
  Mozambique
Americas Pre-Qualifying Tournaments   Argentina 2   United States
  Brazil
  Canada 2   Canada
  Puerto Rico
Asia/Oceania Pre-Qualifying Tournaments   Malaysia 2   Japan
  Australia
  New Zealand[3] 2   China
  South Korea
Total 16


DrawEdit

The draw took place at The House of Basketball in Mies, Switzerland on 27 November 2019.[4][5] There were four World Olympic Qualifying Tournaments. Each tournament featured four teams, three of whom qualified for the Olympic Games. However, because the host nation and the World Cup winner were playing in the qualifying tournaments, the tournaments in which they played each awarded only two additional spots.

SeedingEdit

The latest ranking before the draw served as the basis to determine the pots for the draw (seeding in brackets).[6]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

  United States (1)
  Australia (2)
  Spain (3)
  Canada (4)

  France (5)
  Serbia (7)
  China (8)
  Belgium (9)

  Japan (10)
  Brazil (15)
  Nigeria (16)
  Great Britain (18)

  South Korea (19)
  Sweden (22)
  Puerto Rico (23)
  Mozambique (43)

The following restrictions apply:[7]

  • Spain could not be drawn in the group hosted by another European country (Ostend, Bourges and Belgrade)
  • Australia could not be drawn in the group hosted by another Asian/Oceania country (Foshan)
  • Japan could not be drawn in the group with the USA, Australia or China
  • Brazil could not be drawn in the group with the USA or Canada
  • Mozambique had to be drawn in the group with Nigeria
  • Sweden could not be drawn with two European teams

Qualifying TournamentsEdit

OstendEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Canada 3 3 0 211 174 +37 6 Summer Olympics
2   Belgium (H) 3 2 1 209 198 +11 5
3   Japan[a] 3 1 2 227 216 +11 4
4   Sweden 3 0 3 157 216 −59 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ Japan has already been qualified as the host nation.

BourgesEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   France (H) 3 3 0 250 186 +64 6 Summer Olympics
2   Australia 3 2 1 249 218 +31 5
3   Puerto Rico 3 1 2 216 278 −62 4
4   Brazil 3 0 3 233 266 −33 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host.

Belgrade – Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   United States[a] 3 3 0 288 189 +99 6
2   Serbia (H) 3 2 1 215 200 +15 5 Summer Olympics
3   Nigeria 3 1 2 220 197 +23 4
4   Mozambique 3 0 3 148 285 −137 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ The United States have already been qualified as the World Cup winners.

Belgrade – Group BEdit

The tournament was moved from Foshan, China to Belgrade, Serbia due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.[8]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   China 3 3 0 250 198 +52 6 Summer Olympics
2   Spain 3 2 1 224 179 +45 5
3   South Korea 3 1 2 188 262 −74 4
4   Great Britain 3 0 3 224 247 −23 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM COMPETITION SYSTEM AS OF 2019". FIBA. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b "FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments hosts announced for 2020". FIBA. 15 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Auckland to host major event as part of FIBA Women's Olympic qualifying". Voxy.co.nz. Fuseworks Media. 4 October 2019. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Draw Procedures for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020". FIBA. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  5. ^ "FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments draws confirmed for both women and men". FIBA. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Seedings for FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournaments revealed after latest ranking update". FIBA. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Draw Procedures for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020". FIBA. 25 November 2019.
  8. ^ "FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament relocated to Belgrade, Serbia". FIBA. 27 January 2020.