The draw for the Rio 2016 Paralympic wheelchair rugby tournament will be made in Sheffield on Thursday (June 2), it has been confirmed.
Eight teams have qualified for the Games in September, with the draw in the English city set to be made under the supervision of the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation's (IWRF) Competitions Committee.
All eight sides have been divided up into four pairs - based on the IWRF world rankings - with one team from each pair going into each of the two pools.
Pair one features world number one side Canada - the silver medallists from London 2012 - and number two ranked United States, who won bronze in the British capital.
Japan, the world number three side, are paired with Australia, the defending Paralympic and current world champions who are now ranked fourth.
European champions Great Britain, fifth in the world, and number six team Sweden are joined together in pair three while France and Brazil make up the final pair.
The French are ranked seventh in the world while Brazil, who received an automatic host nation berth for the Paralympics, will be the tournament's outsiders as they are 19th in the IWRF rankings.
As hosts, Brazil will be given their choice of pools after the first three pairs have been drawn, with France going into the other group.
The draw process will be recorded and then posted online.
The top two in each pool will progress to the semi-finals.
Following the draw, the competition schedule for Rio 2016 will be prepared by the IWRF in consultation with the Rio 2016 Organising Committee.