As the 2024 IWBF Asia Oceania Championships captivate audiences with thrilling wheelchair basketball action, a parallel anticipation builds for another pivotal event—the Group Draw for the 2024 IWBF Repechage. Set to unfold on Saturday, 20th January 2024, at 22:00 DST (16:00 CET).
The Group Draw holds paramount importance in shaping the Repechage journey for each participating team, determining the groups for both the men’s and women’s competitions. The roster of qualified countries from around the world is as follows:
Colombia, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Morocco, France (hosts), The final spot, determined by the second-place team in the AOZ Champs.
Canada, Spain, Germany, Algeria, France (hosts of Paralympics), Japan (hosts of Repechage), The final two teams from the AOZ Zone.
Teams are paired by Zones and rankings before being drawn into either Group A or Group B. Japan and France, as hosts of the Repechage, will have the unique opportunity to choose their groups once the paired teams have been drawn.
The Group Draw’s timing aligns seamlessly with the banquet of the IWBF Asia Oceania Championships, providing an ideal backdrop for this significant occasion. As teams strategize and plan their path through the Repechage, the draw becomes a crucial juncture, setting the stage for intense competition.
Stay tuned for live updates on the draw, streaming on the IWBF YouTube channel, and witness the unfolding of group placements. With teams gearing up for the 2024 IWBF Repechage, this event promises to be a spectacle that basketball enthusiasts won’t want to miss.