The IWBF has held the draw for the men's and women's tournaments at Tokyo 2020 ©IWBF

The top four finishers at the 2018 World Championship have been drawn together in the men's wheelchair basketball tournament at the postponed Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Defending Paralympic champions the United States, reigning world champions Britain, world bronze medallists Australia and Iran have been placed in Group B.

They are set to be joined by Germany and Algeria after the draw was conducted by the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation in Stoke Mandeville, England today.

Group A of the men's event features Rio 2016 silver medallists Spain, Paralympic bronze medallists Turkey, Canada, South Korea, Colombia and hosts Japan.

Reigning Paralympic champions the US will take on world champions The Netherlands, China, Spain and Algeria in Group B of the women's competition.

Rio 2016 silver medallists Germany are in Group A with Australia, Britain, Canada and Japan.

The top four in each group in both the men's and women's tournaments will qualify for the quarter-finals.

The draw had been due to take place in Tokyo before being moved to England because of COVID-19 restrictions.

The IWBF had been threatened with wheelchair basketball being stripped of its place at the Games by the International Paralympic Committee following a classification dispute last year.

Wheelchair basketball events at Tokyo 2020, postponed to this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, are due to run from August 26 to September 6.

Musashino Forest Sports Plaza is set to stage the group matches, while Ariake Arena is set to host the finals.