Action continued today at the 2016 FIBA 3x3 Under-18 World Championships ©FIBA 3x3/Facebook

Slovenia booked their place in the men’s quarter-finals of the 2016 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) 3x3 Under-18 World Championships on a rain-affected day in Kazakhstan's capital Astana.

Slovenia suffered an 18-16 defeat at the hands of The Netherlands in their first Pool A encounter of the day but recovered to overcome Uruguay 14-10 and beat their opponents to top spot.

Uruguay went into match undefeated having beaten Egypt 22-13 earlier in the day to add to their victories against Belgium and The Netherlands on Thursday (June 2).

They had to settle for the runners-up position, however, by virtue of a lower points average to Slovenia's. 

The quarter-final opponents of both Slovenia and Uruguay have yet to be determined with heavy rain causing the final four matches in Pool D to be postponed until tomorrow.

The only game to take place in Pool D was that between Hungary and defending champions New Zealand with the latter coming out 21-13 winners to extend their unbeaten start to three matches.

New Zealand's men's team remain on course to defend their title
New Zealand's men's team remain on course to defend their title ©FIBA 3x3/Facebook

In the women’s competition, last year’s gold medallists France cruised into the last eight with victories against the United Arab Emirates, 21-0 and China, 15-3.

Having started their Pool C campaign with wins against Andorra and Tunisia, the French go through to the knockout stage with a perfect record.

Joining them are China, who preceded their loss against France by beating Andorra 16-11 to ensure a runners-up finish at the very least.

Italy won the only game to beat the conditions in Pool B, defeating The Netherlands 14-13 to move to the top of the standings with two wins out of three.

The pool stage is due to conclude tomorrow morning followed by the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.