Nigeria and Iran each clinched a place in the 2020 Olympics due to their strong showing at the FIBA World Cup.

"We kind of feel like it's the golden age of Nigerian basketball," said Ike Diogu with Nigeria finishing as the top team from the African region in the World Cup.

Nigeria clinched the berth after beating China 86-73.

The loss allowed Iran to leap China for a place in the 2020 Olympics.