Venezuela Wins FIBA America 2015 Championships Over Argentina 76-71

Venezuela 76 – 71 Argentina 

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Venezuela made history by winning their first ever FIBA America Championship. They played with tenacious defensive and the offense was almost perfect for a final game. Venezuela held nothing back and their direct ticket to the Rio Olympic is even sweeter with this gold medal.

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Argentina Will Face Venezuela In FIBA America Finals

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Argentina got revenge over Mexico who defeated them earlier and will play in the FIBA America Finals against a surprising Venezuela National Team. With this Final appearance Argentina and Venezuela will receive a direct ticket to the 2016 Rio Olympics, the second time in history. Mexico and Canada will match up for the 3rd place game today.

The schedule for today is:

  • Canada vs Mexico – 6:00PM local time
  • Venezuela vs Argentina – 8:30pm local time

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FIBA America Results – September 8th

 

Argentina still remains undefeated and Mexico, however today one will be defeated as they match up in the featured game of the day. Mexico vs Argentina 8:30Pm local time.
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

 

Time Home Visitor Score
12:00  Argentina  Dominican Republic 92 – 84
14:30  Venezuela  Uruguay 75 – 77
18:00  Panama  Puerto Rico 71 – 78
20:30  Mexico  Canada 73 – 94

Schedule for today

 

 

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

 

Time Home Visitor Score
12:00  Panama  Venezuela
14:30  Dominican Republic  Canada
18:00  Uruguay  Puerto Rico
20:30  Mexico  Argentina

 

2016 FIBA Qualifier Tournament Format

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The 2016 Rio Olympics Qualifier Tournament will consist of 18 teams that will compete in 2016 are to consist of 15 which have qualified – through their respective 2015 continental championships – for the OQTs and three that are OQT hosts.

Africa: 3
Americas: 3
Asia: 3
Europe: 5
Oceania: 1
OQT hosts: 3

 

 

FIBA America Men’s Championship

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Who will be the qualifiers for the 2016 Olympics in Rio for the FIBA Americas Championships. The decision will be made on September 12th. Currently, Mexico and Argentina are undefeated (4-0) and the Argentinians are favorite to win it all.

Group A

  • Mexico
  • Dominican Republic
  • Panama
  • Uruguay
  • Brazil

Group B

  • Argentina
  • Canada
  • Venezuela
  • Puerto Rico
  • Cuba

View this weeks schedule for the second round and knockout stage.

September 8th

  • 12:00 vs Argentina vs Dominican Republic
  • 14:30 vs Venezuela vs Uruguay
  • 18:00 vs Panama vs Puerto Rico
  • 20:30 vs Mexico vs Canada

September 9th

  • 12:00 vs Panama vs Venezuela
  • 14:30 vs Dominican Republic vs Canada
  • 18:00 vs Uruguay vs Puerto Rico
  • 20:30 vs Mexico vs Argentina

September 11th

  • 18:00 Team X/1 Team X/4
  • 20:30 Team X/2 Team X/3

September 12th

  • 18:00 Loser of (37) Loser of (38)
  • 20:30 Winner of (39) Winner of (40)

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Japan Earns Ticket To Rio Olympics With Win Over China

Japan defeated China in the FIBA Asia Championships  (85-50) to defend title. In 2013, Japan captured the Asia Championships over Korea however not as commanding as over China.

Nigeria beat Angola in AfroBasket 2015 For Ticket To Rio

Nigeria beat Angola 74-65 in the Final of AfroBasket 2015 to claim their first-ever continental championship and also qualify for the 2016 Olympics. View more news

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Final standings of AfroBasket 2015
1. Nigeria
2. Angola
3. Tunisia
4. Senegal
5. Egypt
6. Algeria
7. Mali
8. Gabon
9. Cameroon
10. Cape Verde
11. Mozambique
12. Cote d’Ivoire
13. Morocco
14. Central African Republic (CAF)
15. Uganda
16. Zimbabwe

Australia Earns Another Trip to Olympic Games 7th Consecutive

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Australia Opals defeated the New Zealand Tall Ferns to earn yet another trip to the Olympic Games. Australia will participate in the 2016 Rio Olympics. The final game finished with an impressive Australia 80-63 win.

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Australia Squeeze Big Win Over New Zealand To Book Ticket to Rio

Both Women and Men’s team will be representing Australia in the 2016 Rio Olympic Basketball Games! Australia defeated New Zealand 89-79 to close out a very competitive FIBA Oceania Championships.

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Canada Last Squad Standing at FIBA Americas – Earns Ticket To Rio

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Winning on home soil couldn’t feel any better for Team Canada who defeated a tough Cuba 82-66 in Edmonton, Canada at the FIBA Americas Championships. Canada was undefeated throughout the entire tournament and will look forward to Rio next summer.

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