France face USA as Olympic men's basketball draw is finalised


The draw for the Olympic men's basketball competition at Rio 2016 has been finalised, with France pitted alongside the United States.

Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker scored 26 points as France overcame Canada 83-74 in the Olympic qualifying tournament in Manila on Sunday.

On Saturday, Serbia and Croatia had already booked their spots in the draw with victories over Puerto Rico and Italy respectively.

France and Serbia will subsequently compete against reigning gold medalists USA, Venezuela, China and Australia in Group A in Rio.

Group B consists of Argentina, Spain, who won the silver medal at London 2012, Brazil, Lithuania, Croatia and Nigeria.

The first match of the competition will see Australia take on France at the Carioca Arena 1 in Barra Olympic Park on August 6.