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Spain happy with Dream Team draw
World basketball champions Spain have been drawn in the same Olympic group as the United States but nobody is complaining.


Pau Gasol with Island Connections Karl McLaughlin during the last Olympic games
Pau Gasol with Island Connections Karl McLaughlin during the last Olympic games

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17.05.2008 - Pau Gasol and his colleagues will have to face a strong US side anxious to make up for the dismal showing in Athens four years ago but the draw will at least mean that the two favourites will avoid each other in the first knock-out stage (quarter finals).   In 2004, the United States could only finish fourth in their first-phase group but then raised their game in the quarter final against Spain, depriving the Spaniards of a medal option. The other teams in Spains group are hosts China and African champions Angola, plus two other sides who will be known after the final qualifying event in June. Top European sides Italy and France failed to qualify for Beijing.



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