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06 Aug 2012

Last verdicts

The men's basketball tournament rounds will be wrapped up today

The last games of the preliminary rounds of the men's basketball tournament will be held today. In Group A, the USA, who dominated the round of heats, will wrap up the day taking on at the Basketball Arena, at 10.15 pm, Argentina, currently lying in second place. A South American defeat would enable France, in the event of a victory over Nigeria, to rise to second place in the current standings. For the fourth place, the last good spot to qualify for the quarter finals, all odds are in favor of Lithuania, who will be taking on Tunisia, currently at the bottom of the pile. In Group B, Russia, still unbeaten, at 9 am will be playing Australia, already through to the quarter finals, to confirm their leadership position in the round. The most eagerly awaited match of the day is undoubtedly Spain vs Brazil, who will be playing one another to secure the second spot in the standings, currently occupied by the South American team. On the other hand, the game between Great Britain and China will be almost just for show, as both teams are still in search of their first victory. In the women's tournament, the preliminary round games have come to an end and these are the quarter final pairings: right at the top of the table, Australia will take on China, and the winner of this match will be battling it out in the semifinal against either the USA or Canada, depending on the outcome of their quarter final challenge; at the bottom of the table, the winner of the game between Turkey and Russia will take on the winner of France vs Czech Republic. All matches will take place on Tuesday, August 7.