GB Women Olympic qualifying tournament seeding confirmed!

Great Britain’s Women have been placed in seeding pot three for the Olympic Qualifying competition in February.

It comes after the conclusion of the FIBA Women’s Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournaments 2019 in Africa, Americas, and Asia-Oceania and the November window of the FIBA Women’s EuroBasket 2021 Qualifiers.

The top-seeded teams include the current Olympic and FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup champions, the USA, along with the Women’s World Cup runners-up, Australia, the FIBA Women’s EuroBasket reigning champions, Spain, and the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup finalists, Canada.

The official draw ceremony will take place at the Patrick Baumann House of Basketball, FIBA headquarters, on November 27, 2019, and will sort the 16 qualified teams into four tournaments. The FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments for 2020 will be hosted in Belgium, China, France and Serbia. The top three teams from each of these tournaments, consisting of four teams each, will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Fiba seeding pots

FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2018 champions USA and the hosts of the Olympic Games, Japan, will play in the qualification tournaments but will advance through to the Tokyo 2020 Women’s Olympic Basketball Tournament regardless of their results.

The draw ceremony for the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments will be live-streamed via the FIBA YouTube channel and Facebook account.