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Qualification system for participant teams
Zone's Qualification (10 Teams)
Of the 10 participant teams, 8 qualified after playing in the qualification tournaments from their respective Zones celebrated during 2008.
With the participation of ten (10) teams, and under FIBA's current Games Rules, this Championship will be played in three (3) rounds. If there is a tie for the same position during the First and Second Rounds, the respective system established by FIBA for that kind of situations will be also utilize. The teams will be divided in two (2) groups of five (5) teams each.
The best four teams per group enter the quarterfinals where they will play four games against the teams that entered from the other group. The quarterfinals are scheduled from September 1-4. The best four in the standings at the end of the quarterfinals will qualify into the FIBA World Championship and the semifinals. The semifinals are going to be played on September 5 and the finals the next day.
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