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Australia's next opponent
The draw will be made in a few moments but they are likely to be Spain's opponents in the quarterfinals.
Players of the match
Australia's dominance in the post has been key and thanks to the great games of the inside players Cayla George (19 points and 7 rebounds) and Marianna Tolo (26 points, 17 rebounds and a 41 valuation).
In Puerto Rico, Jazmon Gwahtmey tried his best and scored 26 points and handed out 6 assists.
End of the game (96-69)
Australia achieves what seemed impossible and secures its place in the quarterfinals after a 27-point win over Puerto Rico.
Jenna O'Hea makes a free throw and Australia will secure the victory.
Basket and free throw for Cayla George to make it +26.
Great triple by Cayla George to keep fighting for the +25 partial.
Jazmon Gwathmey who wants to ruin the Aussies' dream and does not forgive with another triple.
Big basket by Jazmon Gwathmey for Puerto Rico.
Australia continues to push the average they need of 25 points with the baskets of Ebzery and Jenna O'Hea. They are 6 points away from achieving it.
Jazmon Gwathmey scores both free throws for Puerto Rico who has 17 points.
End of third quarter (68-52)
Australia breaks the game in this third quarter and imposes a 16-point lead to face the final quarter. Australia will need 9 more points to qualify for the quarterfinals.
Cayla George's three pointer, great fourth quarter by the Australian center.
Basket under the hoop by Dayshalee Salaman with assistance from Tayra Melendez.
Australia takes a time-out and goes 7 up, but it is still not enough to qualify.
Marianna Tolo continues to not miss from the free throw line. 10 of 10 for the Australian.
First basket of the second half for Australia, Cayla George scores her third field goal.
Important to remember
The team coached by Sandy Brondello will need to finish the game with a 25-point lead to qualify, so they will have to go all out in these last two quarters.
End of second quarter (45-44)
An Australia not very decisive but with the great game of Marianna Tolo who already has 18 points and 9 rebounds and Jenna O'Hea who has scored 3 of 4 three-pointers. Puerto Rico is giving war and signing their best scoring game of this championship.
Marianna Tolo taking over the Australian team and manages to score after grabbing an offensive rebound.
Puerto Rico tied the game with two points from Puerto Rican captain Pamela Rosado.
Australia continues to take advantage of the disadvantages in the post that the Puerto Ricans have with two more points from Marianna Tolo.
Australia takes the lead with two free throws by Marianna Tolo and a three-pointer from the corner by Tess Lavey.
The Puerto Rican team continues with its success in the triple and put an advantage of 6 on the scoreboard.
End of the first quarter (22-24)
Puerto Rico had a very good start in this first quarter hitting 4 of 7 from the 3 point line. Jennifer O'Neill and Marianna Tolo led the scoring with 8 points.
Very good start of the Puerto Rican players led by Jennifer O'Neill. Australia very unsuccessful from the 3 point line.
Blicavs, Tess Magden, Katie Ebzery, Jenna O'Hea and Marianna Tolo.
Puerto Rico's Quintet
Ali Gibson, Gwathmey, Jennifer O'Neill, Isalys Quiñones and Pamela Rosado.
We begin with the coverage of the match
The last game of this group stage will start shortly, with both Australia and Puerto Rico looking for the long-awaited qualification. China managed to win the previous game 74-62 against Belgium.
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Just before the game starts, we will share with you the starting lineups Australia vs Puerto Rico live in the women's basketball group stage of the 2020 Olympic Games, as well as the latest information from the Saitama Super Arena. Don't miss any detail of the match with VAVEL's live online minute-by-minute coverage.
Where and how to watch Australia vs Puerto Rico online and live Olympic Games 2020
The match will kick off at 8 a.m ET and can be enjoyed live on EuroSport.
However, the best way to follow this exciting match online is through VAVEL.com.
The great favourite
The great favourite to qualify as one of the two best third place teams is Australia, but Puerto Rico will be looking for the almost impossible.
Previous Puerto Rico matches
Puerto Rico made it to the Tokyo Olympics as one of the big surprises but have yet to win, losing 52-87 to Belgium and 55-97 to China.
Australia's previous matches
Despite being considered one of the best teams in the world, the Australians have not finished the Olympic Games with two consecutive defeats. 70-85 to Belgium and 74-76 to China.
Puerto Rico Call-up
Jennifer O'Neill, Tayra Meléndez, Pamela Rosado, Ali Gibson, Jada Shanice Stinson, Dayshalee Salaman, Jazmon Gwathmey, Isalys Quiñones, India Pagan, Jacqueline Benítez y Michelle González.
Call-up of Australia
Jenna O'Hea, Leilani Mitchell, Steph Talbot, Tess Magden, Sara Blicavs, Bec Allen, Katie Ebzery, Alanna Smith, Tess Lavey, Ezi Magbegor, Marianna Tolo and Cayla George.
It will be the first meeting between the two teams
They have never met and whoever ends up winning could qualify as one of the best third-placed teams in the group.
Where will the game be played?
The game will be played at the main venue for basketball at these 2020 Olympic Games: the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo.
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