11:47AM, Wed 10 June 2009

Draw of the 2009 FIBA Americas Championship held in San Juan:

SAN JUAN (2009 FIBA Americas Championship) – FIBA Americas, in cooperation with the Puerto Rican Basketball Federation, hosted the draw of the 2009 FIBA Americas Championship.

The 2009 FIBA Americas Championship will be played at Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Ten of the best national teams will be and the top four qualify for the 2010 FIBA World Championship to be played in Turkey.

Please find below the result of the draw, as well as the complete event schedule.

Composition of Groups:

Group A: Canada, Uruguay, US Virgin Islands, Mexico

Group B: Brazil, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Cuba

Event schedule:

Preliminary Round:


August 26:


US Virgin Island vs. Uruguay   

Venezuela vs. Argentina
Mexico vs. Puerto Rico  

Dominican Rep vs. Brazil

Free/Libre: Canada and Cuba  
August 27:


Canada vs. Mexico   

Cuba vs. Dominican Rep
Puerto Rico vs. US Virgin Island  

Brazil vs. Venezuela

Free/Libre Uruguay and Argentina  
August 28:


Uruguay vs. Puerto Rico  

Argentina  vs. Brazil
US Virgin Island vs. Canada  

Venezuela vs. Cuba

Free/Libre Mexico and Dominican Rep  
August 29:


Mexico vs. US Virgin Island  

Dominican Rep vs. Venezuela
Canada vs. Uruguay   

Cuba vs. Argentina
 Free/Libre Puerto Rico and Brazil  
August 30:

Puerto Rico vs. Canada  

Brazil vs. Cuba
Uruguay vs. Mexico   

Argentina vs. Dominican Rep
Free/Libre US Virgin Island and Venezuela 


*The order of the games and times will be announced later.

*Puerto Rico has the right to select their final opponent in the first round (Canada).

Second Phase (1-4 of September)

Before the beginning of the second phase, the local team (Puerto Rico) will again have the right to select the order of game days for the second phase. After the second phase all eight teams are ranked in one group and the top four teams Qualify for the semi-finals.

Semifinals (September 5)

The first place team faces the fourth place and the second faces the third team in the quarterfinal standings. The winners play for gold and losers for bronze in the finals.

Finals (September 6)

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