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USA to begin notify for Olympic basketball four-peat in opposition to France

Olympic males’s basketball champions the United States will play France of their Tokyo Video games opener on July 25 — three days after the quit of the NBA Finals — organisers stated Monday.

The mighty US, aiming to spend their fourth straight gold and 16th in total, will face the French at Saitama Stadium, north of the Japanese capital, on the first day of the basketball competitors.

They’re going to then play Iran on July 28 and a but-to-be-obvious qualifier at the an identical venue on July 31. The NBA Finals are scheduled to dwell on July 22.

Greece, China, Canada, Uruguay, the Czech Republic and Turkey will play a qualifying tournament in Canada in dreary June to settle the last team in the neighborhood.

Australia and Nigeria will additionally face off on the gap day, sooner than host nation Japan begin up their campaign in opposition to Spain, bronze medallists at Rio 2016, a day later.

The girls’s competitors will get below system on July 26 with South Korea taking up Spain in the first match.

The US ladies, who are looking out for their seventh straight gold and ninth overall, birth in opposition to Nigeria on July 27.

The US ladies will then buy on Japan on July 30 and France on August 2.

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