MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina – Brazil and Argentina won their final games in the second round of the Olympic basketball qualifying tournament for the Americas on Thursday, setting the matchups for the deciding semifinals.
That set up Saturday's semifinals where the winners secure berths for the London Olympics.
Brazil (6-1) faces the Dominican Republic (4-3) in one semifinal, while Argentina (6-1) meets Puerto Rico (5-2). The winners move to Sunday's finals.
The third- through fifth-place teams earn spots in a qualifying tournament just before the Olympics, which will award the berths for London.
The United States won the world championship last year and has already qualified for the London Games.