With one spot left in the 2016 Olympic basketball tournament, Canada and France look will battle out for a ticket to Rio in the Finals of the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila, Philippines.
Canada vs. France is scheduled to tip Sunday at 9 p.m. local time in Manila which is 9 a.m. ET in United States. The game will be broadcast on TV5 in Philippines and TSN 2 in Canada.
Live streaming of the match will be available via LiveBasketball.tv and as well Sports5.ph.?Canadian fans with a cable subscription can also catch the Canada vs France FIBA OQT Final via TSN.ca, which will require users to authenticate the subscription with a username and password.
Basketball fans in United States can watch the game for free on ESPN3 via WatchESPN.com.?Unlike games that are on ESPN or ESPN2 which require a cable or satellite log-in to watch online, this game can be watched simply by signing in to your internet service provider. Here?s a complete list of ESPN3?s participating internet providers.
Both Canada and France are undefeated entering this contest, and it will surely be very exciting to see which team emerges triumphant in making it to the Olympics.?The Frenchmen rolled past Turkey, 75-63 in the semis yesterday, while the Canadians were 78-72 victors against the New Zealand’s Tall Blacks in other semi finals game.
It will also be a battle of talent-laden squads as both the Road Warriors and Les Bleus are stacked with NBA players. Cory Joseph, Tristan Thompson and Anthony Bennett are expected to lead Canada in this titanic tussle, while Tony Parker, Boris Diaw and Nicolas Batum are expected to be the big players for France.
Here?s all you need to know:
What: FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament Final
Who: Canada vs France
Where: Manila, Mall of Asia Arena
When: Sunday, July 10
Kickoff: 9:00 PM PH, 9:00 AM ET (US Time)