The stage is set for the world’s top basketball teams to battle it out for the ultimate prize – the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 championship.
With the completion of the Qualifiers on February 27, Monday, the 32-team field has been confirmed, and the teams now know who they will face in their quest for glory.
With the previous 17 spots already determined, Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Jordan, Mexico, Montenegro, Puerto Rico, Serbia, South Sudan, USA, and Venezuela claimed their spots in the event’s final window.
The teams will represent four regions: Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Among them are nine countries that didn’t participate in the 2019 edition, with four of those set to make their World Cup debut.
Egypt, Finland, Lebanon, Mexico, and Slovenia, meanwhile, will make their return to the competition’s biggest stage.
From August 25 to September 10, 2023, the participating teams will battle to be crowned world champions.
But before that, they’ll need to find out which group they’ll play in and who their opponents will be. The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Draw will take place on April 29 at the Araneta Coliseum in Manila, one of the event’s host venues.
The 28 teams that competed in the second round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers but failed to qualify will play in the FIBA Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournaments.
These teams come from Africa (Mali), the Americas (Chile, Cuba, and Virgin Islands), Asia (Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Korea, and Syria), and Europe (the winner of each group of the FIBA EuroBasket 2025 Pre-Qualifiers and the highest-ranked European team that failed to qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023).
These tournaments will be held from August 12-20, 2023, and five teams will qualify for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments in 2024.
The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 promises to be an exciting event, with the world’s best players showcasing their skills and representing their countries on the world stage.
The FIBA Basketball World Cup is the premier global basketball tournament, featuring the best national teams from around the world.
The 19th edition of this prestigious event is set to be historic, as it will take place for the first time across three host nations – the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia.
Basketball fans can look forward to a thrilling competition that promises to be bigger and better than ever before. With the tournament spread across multiple venues in three countries, fans will have a chance to experience the excitement and energy of the games up close and personal.
The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 is not just a showcase of basketball talent, it’s also a celebration of international sportsmanship and culture.
As teams from all over the world come together to compete, fans can expect a diverse and inclusive atmosphere that promotes unity and camaraderie.
With the tournament scheduled to take place from August 25 to September 10, basketball fans all over the world can mark their calendars and prepare for what promises to be an unforgettable event.