GB Women drawn with China, Korea and Spain for Olympic Qualifier

Great Britain Women have been drawn with China, Korea and Spain in their Olympic Qualifying tournament group.

The draw was made today at the Patrick Baumann House of Basketball, FIBA headquarters, in Switzerland.

GB will head to the Chinese city of Foshan in February to face the hosts, Korea and Spain with the top three going through to the Games in July.

The other four-team qualifying tournaments take place in Belgrade (Serbia), Bourges (France) and Ostende (Belgium).

GB head coach Chema Buceta said: "It is fantastic that we are able to compete at this very high level after securing fourth place at EuroBasket this summer.

"Now, we have to be ambitious and do our best to qualify.

"All teams in our group are good and all games will be difficult, but we have shown we are able to beat good teams if we play aggressive defence, wise offence, support each other and are positive."

Full draw:

Belgrade, Serbia: Nigeria, USA, Serbia, Mozambique

Bourges, France: France, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Australia

Foshan, China: Korea, China, Great Britain, Spain

Ostend, Belgium: Canada, Japan, Sweden, Belgium