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Belarus knocked out of Rio Olympic basketball tournament

Belarusian basketball players will not be able to reach the play-offs of the Rio Olympics and compete for awards.

After losing in the fourth round to Turkey (71:74), the team of manager Anatoly Buyalsky have lost chance of getting into the top eight in the quarterfinal. 

In another today's match of Group A France won against Brazil 74:64 and secured their ticket to the knockout round. Earlier the same success was achieved by Australia, who will play in the fourth round against the Japanese national team. 

The Asian team will be higher than the Belarusians regardless of the outcome of the last-round match, because they Japan beat Belarus in the head-to-head game.

Now the position of teams in this group is as follows: France - 7 points (4 games), Australia - 6 (3), Turkey - 6 (4), Japan - 5 (3), Belarus - 5 (4), Brazil - 4 (4).

Belarus knocked out of Rio Olympic basketball tournament