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Official Draw of FIBA AmeriCup 2017 set for Thursday
SAN JUAN (FIBA AmeriCup 2017) – The International Basketball Federation in the Americas announced on Tuesday that the Official Draw for the FIBA AmeriCup 2017 will take place on Thursday April 20th in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Draw will be held in the Boca Hotel in Buenos Aires at 12pm (GMT-3) and broadcasted live in Spanish on FIBA’s Youtube Channel. A live blog of the Draw will be available in both Spanish and English in the event's official website fiba.com/AmeriCup.
The FIBA AmeriCup 2017 will be played from August 25 to September 3 in Medellin (Colombia), Bahia Blanca (Argentina), Montevideo (Uruguay) and Cordoba (Argentina), and will feature the National Teams from Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela, the Virgin Islands and a South American representative yet to be determined*.
During the Draw, the participating teams will be divided in three (3) groups of four (4) teams on each. Colombia will be in Group A, Argentina in Group B and Uruguay in Group C as they are host countries for each of the three preliminary groups. The nine (9) remaining teams will be assigned respectively to their preliminary group, along with their position number.
Recipient 1: Argentina, Colombia, Ururguay
Recipient 2: USA, Venezuela, Puerto Rico
Recipient 3: Dominican Republic, Mexico, Canada
Recipient 4: Panama, Virgin Islands, TBC
A second Draw will be held immediately after to determine which position within each group will face off in the Semi-Final Phase.
The FIBA AmeriCup 2017 will open with a Group Phase consisting of three (3) groups of four (4) teams each to be played in a round-robin format in Medellín (Colombia), Bahía Blanca (Argentina) and Montevideo (Uruguay). The best team from each group will advance to the Final Phase, along with Argentina who will automatically qualify because of its status as the main organizer of the competition. The Final Phase will be played in Cordoba (Argentina), where the winners of the Semi-Finals will square off in the title game.
The calendar is as follows:
Group A: Medellín, Colombia – 25-27 August
Group B: Bahía Blanca, Argentina – 27-29 August
Group C: Montevideo, Uruguay – 28-30 August
Semifinal and Final: Córdoba, Argentina – 2-3 September
For the most up-to-date information and coverage of the FIBA AmeriCup 2017, visit fiba.com/americup and follow our social media channels @FIBA.
*The South American Championship qualified five teams to the FIBA AmeriCup 2017, including Brazil, a national federation currently suspended. A decision on the fifth South American representative will be taken by the FIBA Central Board and announced at a later date.
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