MIES (Switzerland) – The 32-team field for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 has been confirmed following the conclusion of the Qualifiers on Monday, with the final tickets claimed in the February 2023 window.
With 17 of the 32 spots in the 19th edition of FIBA’s flagship men’s basketball event formalized before the last two game days, Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Jordan, Mexico, Montenegro, Puerto Rico, Serbia, South Sudan, USA and Venezuela were the last ones to stamp their participation to complete the list.
Africa: Angola, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, South Sudan
Americas: Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, USA, Venezuela
Asia: Australia, China, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, New Zealand, Philippines
Europe: France, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain
Scheduled to take place from August 25 to September 10, 2023, the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 will feature nine countries who did not take part in the previous edition in 2019. It will be the first World Cup participation for Cape Verde, Georgia, Latvia and South Sudan. Egypt, Finland, Lebanon, Mexico and Slovenia are back on the biggest stage of international basketball.
The next step for the 32 qualified teams will be finding out what groups they will play in and who they will face as they do battle to be crowned world champions. These answers will come on Saturday, April 29, when the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Draw takes place in Araneta Coliseum, Manila, one of the competition’s host venues in the Philippines.
The 28 teams that played in the second round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers but did not qualify for the World Cup, and the additional 12 teams among the highest-ranked teams from the teams that did not qualify for the second round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers will compete in the FIBA Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournaments.
They are Mali for Africa, Chile, Cuba and Virgin Islands for Americas, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Korea and Syria for Asia and for Europe, the winner of each group of the FIBA EuroBasket 2025 Pre-Qualifiers (North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal) and the best European ranked team that did not qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 (that team being Russia which, according to the decision of the Central Board in December 2022, is followed by Croatia with the final decision to be taken at the Central Board on April 28).
Those tournaments will take place from August 12-20, 2023. Five teams from those FIBA Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournaments will qualify for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments in 2024.
About the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023
The 19th edition of FIBA’s flagship event, the FIBA Basketball World Cup, will take place for the first time across three host nations in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia from August 25 to September 10.
For further information about the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023, visit www.fiba.basketball/basketballworldcup/2023 or follow the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.