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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Results of the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship Draw
by: FIBA

Monterrey, Mexico - The International Basketball Federation, FIBA, held today, March 25, the draw for the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship at the Horno 3, Museo del Acero, Parque Fundidora of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México.

The special guest responsible for conducting the draw: the Mexican players Victor Mariscal, Lorenzo Mata, the Argentinian National Team Head Coach, Sergio Hernandez, coach and Eddie Casiano, the Mexico head coach.

At the ceremony attended by Carlos Padilla, head of the Mexican Olympic Committee (COM); Jesus Mena, head of the National Commission for Physical Culture and Sport (Conade); the Rigional Director of FIBA Americas, Alberto García; and Melody Falco, director of the Institute of Culture and Sports of Nuevo León.

The ten teams that will seek two tickets for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games were divided into two groups:

Group A: Mexico, Panama, Dominican Republic, Brazil and Uruguay.

Group B: Canada, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Argentina and Venezuela.

In the Draw, the ten participating teams will be divided into two groups of five (A and B). In the first phase of the championship, the teams will play a Round-robin format within the group. At the conclusion of the five match-days, the top four teams from each group will advance to the next round.

In the second phase, teams that have advanced are brought together in one group and will face the four teams that were part of the other group in the preliminary round. The top four teams in this group advance to the semifinals. The winners of the semifinals will play for the gold medal, while the other two teams will play for the bronze.

In the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship, held in Caracas, Venezuela, Mexico was crowned champion of the continental contest for the first time in history. The 2013 FIBA Americas was played by, Gustavo Ayon (Mexico), José Juan Barea and Carlos Arroyo (Puerto Rico), Luis Scola (Argentina), Karl Towns (Dominican Republic), among others.


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