Nicolas Laprovittola Spain Argentina
Photo: FIBA Basketball

Argentina became the final team that reaches the knockout stage of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

The Argentinians defeated Japan in their third game in the group stage (97-77) and claimed the third place in Group C (1-2).

For their part, the Japanese remained winless (0-3) and got eliminated.

The winners took over from the opening tip (26-16) and never looked back.

Even though the Japanese attempted to stay close (46-38), Argentina stood tall (67-53, 80-63) and cruised to the win.

Argentina will now face either Team USA, France or Australia in the quarter-finals.