The Japanese men’s basketball team presented a shocking comeback in the group matches, which defeated Finland with points 98-88.
Japan entered the ranking round of 17th to 32nd with 1 win. Japan overcame the 15 points behind and defeated Venezuela, which ranked 17 place in the world, with 86-77. Also, defeated the Republic of Cape Verde with 80-71.
Japan won 3 games in the World Cup for the first time. Determined to become the team with the best record in Asia this year and take first place in Asia. Also qualified for the Paris Olympics.
Japan fulfilled the Olympics dream for 48 years. The last time entering the Olympics was in 1976. As for 2020, Japan entered the Tokyo Olympics as the home country.