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PostPosted: 09/29/19 11:37 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So by finishing third in the Asia Cup has the Opals
qualified for the Olympics?



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PostPosted: 09/29/19 11:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Lib Fan wrote:
So by finishing third in the Asia Cup has the Opals
qualified for the Olympics?

I'm really not clear on the system now so this could be wrong, but my understanding is that no, the Opals have not qualified for the olympics yet. But by finishing 3rd they have qualified for one of the "Olympic Qualifying tournaments" that will be held in February 2020. 16 teams will participate in these tournaments (I think 4 tournaments, each with 4 teams?) and the top 12 will qualify for the Olympics. To make things weirder, I think the USA (World Cup winners) and Japan (Olympic hosts) automatically qualify for the Olympics, but for some reason will still participate in the qualifying tournaments.



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PostPosted: 09/30/19 12:09 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

^ Nope. Ok, I got that very wrong. Told you I wasn't clear!
Looks like there is another tournament, held from November 14-17, with the participants being the exact same 8 teams that just competed in the Asia Cup.
The top 4 of that next tournament are the ones who will qualify for the "Olympic Qualifying tournaments" in February 2020.

What a fucked up system that is.

To quote FIBA:
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The FIBA Women’s Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Asia-Oceania region for the Tokyo games will take place from November 14-17. The host of the Asia-Oceania Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournaments will be announced next week.
Eight teams will compete for four spots at the FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020 in February next year.



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PostPosted: 09/30/19 3:11 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 09/30/19 6:38 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
^ Nope. Ok, I got that very wrong. Told you I wasn't clear!
Looks like there is another tournament, held from November 14-17, with the participants being the exact same 8 teams that just competed in the Asia Cup.
The top 4 of that next tournament are the ones who will qualify for the "Olympic Qualifying tournaments" in February 2020.

What a fucked up system that is.

To quote FIBA:
Quote:
The FIBA Women’s Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Asia-Oceania region for the Tokyo games will take place from November 14-17. The host of the Asia-Oceania Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournaments will be announced next week.
Eight teams will compete for four spots at the FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020 in February next year.

Yeah, Europe is the only region that got to use its continental tournament as the qualifier for the Olympic Qualifying Tournaments - the other three regions are doing all this shit again in November. It's basically the left-hand third of this: http://www.fiba.basketball/womens-calendar-timeline-2019-2022

And yes, as I said in one of the other threads around here, it's a wildly overcomplicated system.



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PostPosted: 09/30/19 7:26 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Do these national teams do anything between tournaments? It seems like Team USA just throws together a team at the last minute. Do the other teams play in any competitions or friendly games not part of this goofy system of tournaments.



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PostPosted: 09/30/19 7:51 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
Do these national teams do anything between tournaments? It seems like Team USA just throws together a team at the last minute. Do the other teams play in any competitions or friendly games not part of this goofy system of tournaments.

For a lot of countries most of the other games they'll play will be qualifiers for the continental tournaments, although in Asia they basically don't bother with qualifiers because virtually everyone gets in. Beyond that, any games they play outside the major tournments will usually be in the build-up to them as preparation. The centralisation obviously varies by region/country, but in most places the players are scattered around with their club teams for much of the year. So they'll only come together as national teams during the international windows FIBA has established in November and February, or in the offseason.



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PostPosted: 09/30/19 7:54 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Thanks.



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PostPosted: 09/30/19 7:58 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It's not like in soccer(FIFA) where teams play friendlies throughout the year to stay fresh & competitive. The whole system FIBA has for qualifiers this time is very odd and bizarre.



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PostPosted: 10/08/19 9:13 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

New Zealand hosts their group, which could be the difference in their latest attempt to finish above South Korea.

Malaysia will be used as a neutral site for the other group for who knows what reason.
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PostPosted: 10/08/19 9:14 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

awhom111 wrote:
New Zealand hosts their group, which could be the difference in their latest attempt to finish above South Korea.

Malaysia will be used as a neutral site for the other group for who knows what reason.

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