group Italy, calendar and qualified teams

group Italy, calendar and qualified teams
group Italy, calendar and qualified teams

For the first time since 2004, Italy in Basketball takes part in the Olympic Games. Sacchetti’s national team is included in Group B and will play against Germany, Australia and Nigeria. Italy will play the three group matches between 25 and 31 July. The top two teams from each group will advance to the quarter-finals. To compete for the Olympic gold there are 12 men’s and 12 women’s national teams. Here is the complete schedule and information on where to follow the matches live in detail.

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There will also be basketball at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Basketball matches are scheduled from 25 July to 8 August. After 17 years Italy will take part in the Olympic Games: Meo Sacchetti’s national team managed to qualify by winning an extraordinary match in Belgrade against the very strong Serbia, thanks to that success the Azzurri won the pre-Olympic tournament. Now in Japan Italbasket will also try to return to the medal area, as in 2004 when Italy got silver in the Athens Olympics, lost the final to Argentina. Among the 12 called up there is also Danilo Gallinari, who will be the star of this national team. There are 12 national teams for the men’s tournament and 12 for the women’s tournament, divided into 3 groups. The matches will be played in two venues, the Saitama Super Arena and the Aomi Urban Sports Vebue. Here is the complete schedule of the Tokyo Olympics basketball tournament and information on where to watch the matches on TV.

The squad of ItalBasket for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

The squad of ItalBasket for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, announced by the FIP – Italian Basketball Federation and CONI, are: Simone Fontecchio, Danilo Gallinari, Niccolò Mannion, Nicolò Melli, Riccardo Moraschini, Alessandro Pajola, Achille Polonara, Giampaolo Ricci, Marco Spissu, Amedeo Tessitori, Stefano Tonut, Michele Vitali. Six of the twelve players called up play in international clubs (three in the NBA, two in Germany and one in Spain), three players of Virtus Bologna, Italian champion, a basketball player from Milan, Sassari and Venice have been called up.

Italy at the Basketball Olympics, the group and match times

There are 12 national teams taking part in the Olympic basketball tournament. Italy have been included in Group B and will face Germany, Australia and Nigeria.

Italy’s match schedule has already been established. Basketball fans will have to stay late to follow the matches of the national basketball team, especially for Italy’s first and third games.

  • July 25: Italy-Germany, 6.40 (13.40 local time)
  • July 28: Italy-Australia, 10.20 (17.20 local time)
  • July 31: Italy-Nigeria, 6.40 am (1.40 pm local time)

The teams participating in the 2021 Basketball Olympics: the men’s and women’s groups

A total of 24 teams will take part in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, 12 for the men’s tournament and 12 for the women’s tournament. In detail, as regards the men’s tournament, the groups are:

  • Group A: France, the United States, Iran, the Czech Republic
  • Group B.: Italy, Australia, Nigeria, Germany
  • Group C: Argentina, Spain, Japan, Slovenia

As for the women’s tournament, however, the groups are:

  • Group A: Spain, Canada, Serbia, South Korea
  • Group B: United States, France, Japan, Nigeria
  • Group C: Australia, Belgium, China, Puerto Rico

The first two of each group qualify for the quarterfinals to which the two best third parties also access.

Basketball at the 2021 Olympics, the complete men’s and women’s program

Here is the basketball Olympics calendar for the men’s and women’s tournament, with dates and times of the matches:

Group stage (25 July – 2 August)

Sunday 25 July
3:00 am Iran-Czech Republic (men)
6:40 am Italy-Germany (men)
10:20 am Australia-Nigeria (men)
2.00 pm France-United States (men)

Monday 26th July
3:00 am South Korea-Spain (women)
6:40 am Argentina-Slovenia (men)
10:20 am Serbia-Canada (women)
14:00 Japan-Spain (men)

Tuesday 27th July
3:00 Japan-France (women)
6:40 am Nigeria-United States (women)
10:20 am Australia-Belgium (women)
2.00 pm Puerto Rico-China (women)

Wednesday 28 July
3:00 Nigeria-Germany (men)
6:40 am United States-Iran (men)
10:20 am Italy-Australia (men)
14:00 Czech Republic-France (men)

Thursday 29 July
3:00 Canada-South Korea (women)
6:40 am Slovenia-Japan (men)
10:20 am Spain-Serbia (women)
2.00 pm Spain-Argentina (men)

Friday 30th July
3:00 am Belgium-Puerto Rico (women)
6:40 am USA-Japan (women)
10:20 am France-Nigeria (women)
2.00 pm China-Australia (women)

Saturday 31 July
3:00 Iran-France (men)
6:40 am Italy-Nigeria (men)
10:20 am Australia-Germany (men)
14:00 United States-Czech Republic (men)

Sunday 1st August
3:00 Canada-Spain (women)
6:40 am Argentina-Japan (men)
10:20 am Spain-Slovenia (men)
14:00 South Korea-Serbia (women)

Monday 2nd August
3:00 Nigeria-Japan (women)
6:40 am France-United States (women)
10:20 am China-Belgium (women)
2.00 pm Australia-Puerto Rico (women)

Quarter finals
Tuesday 3 August – men’s quarter-finals
Wednesday 4 August – women’s quarter-finals

Wednesday 5th August – Men’s semifinals
Thursday 6 August – Women’s semifinals

Friday 7 August – Men’s bronze final, Women’s gold final, Men’s gold final
Saturday 8 August – Women’s bronze final

Where to see the 2021 Basketball Olympics live on TV and streaming

Matches for the men’s and women’s tournaments are live streamed on Discovery + which holds the exclusive rights to the Olympic events. Dazn subscribers will be able to follow the basketball matches by connecting to the Eurosport channels. Rai, on the other hand, will broadcast live and unencrypted only the most important matches.

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