US Olympic Champion vs. World Champion Spain are the most interesting pairing in the quarter-finals of the Olympic Basketball Tournament in Tokyo. It will be a replay of the 2008 and 2012 finals and the semi-finals of 2016. Live coverage of the USA-Spain match from 06.40 on Polsatsport.pl.

In other pairs, on Tuesday, the reveal will play Slovenia against Germany, Australia against Argentina and France against Italy.

Results after the first stage and draw determined pairs mating in 1/4 of the finals – teams that competed in groups were unable to meet in the quarter-finals.

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With complete victories, Slovenia (Group C), Australia (Group B) and France (Group A) qualified for the quarter-finals. The Americans and Spaniards finished second in their group with a similar balance 2-1. The two best teams from the three groups and two third-place teams with the best balance qualified to the quarter-finals.

“If your goal is gold, you have to beat every opponent,” said Spanish midfielder Marc Gasol.

For his older brother, Pau Gasol, 41, a two-time NBA champion (2009 and 2010 with the Los Angeles Lakers), the Tokyo tournament is the national team’s last appearance.

American basketball players beat the Spaniards in the semi-finals in Rio de Janeiro 82:76 (the Spaniards won the bronze), in the final in Beijing 118: 107, and in the Olympic championship game in London 107:100.

Live coverage of the USA-Spain match from 06.40 on Polsatsport.pl.

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