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Nigeria’s D’Tigers surge to fourth on FIBA Power Rankings

Nigeria’s senior basketball team, D’Tigers, has been ranked the fourth best team on the power rankings of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

The in-form Nigerian team, one of 12 countries that will be featuring at the Olympics, ranked behind Australia, Spain and the USA.

The power rankings, which is different from the FIBA World Ranking presented by Nike, is based on the recent performances of the teams.

And Nigeria unsurprisingly placed fourth after their astonishing victories over world No.1 USA and fourth-ranked Argentina during their exhibition games in Las Vegas recently.

The West African team was beaten 108-69 by Australia, their opponents in their opening game at the Olympic Games on July 25 at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.

Australia is currently No.1 in the pre-Olympic power rankings after earning three warm-up games victories over the USA, Argentina and Nigeria in Las Vegas.

Spain, second in the world, are also second-placed on the power rankings.

After losing to Nigeria and Australia in the exhibition games in Las Vegas, USA placed third in the power rankings. The Americans, who are aiming to win their fourth Olympic gold in a row, beat Argentina 108-80 in their final exhibition match.

Inspired by Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic, Slovenia won all games at the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Lithuania beating Angola, Poland, Venezuela and Lithuania to book their Olympics ticket.

Others are France, Italy, Argentina, Germany, Czech Republic, Japan and Iran.

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