Thursday marks exactly one year until the beginning of FIBA basketball World Cup, with the first games set to be played on Aug. 25, 2023.

FIBA world cup 2023 : Asian qualifiers | Africa | India

The tournament will be the second to feature 32 teams. For the first time in its history, the World Cup to be hosted by multiple nations: the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia from 25 August to 10 September 2023.

FIBA world cup 2023 : Asian qualifiers | Africa | India

Tournament details
    Host countries      Philippines
Dates 25 August – 10 September
Teams 32 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s) 5 (in 5 host cities)

It is the first World Cup to be hosted in Indonesia, and the second to be hosted in both the Philippines and Japan since they first hosted the tournament in 1978 and 2006, respectively. 

The tournament will serve as qualification for the 2024 Summer Olympics, where the top two teams from each of the Americas and Europe, and the top team from each of Africa, Asia and Oceania, will qualify alongside the tournament’s host France.

Asian qualifiers 

The 16 teams from Asia and Oceania will play the FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers during six windows. 

As the host of the World Cup’s Final Phase, the Philippines are already qualified, in addition to the seven spots reserved for the Asian qualifiers. These qualified teams will play in the 2023 edition of the World Cup that will take place in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia.

FIBA world cup 2023 : Asian qualifiers | Africa | India

Japan is also qualified as host in virtue of its ranking, but takes up one of the available seven spots for Asia at the event. 

The Philippines and Japan will play in the FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers First Round and Second Round, advancing to the next phase as automatically qualified.

Indonesia’s guaranteed spot is subject to reaching the Quarter Finals of the FIBA Asia Cup. Six spots are therefore available for the remaining teams. 


The 16 African teams will play the FIBA Basketball World Cup African Qualifiers during five World Cup qualifying windows.

In the first round, the 16 teams will be divided into four groups with four team apiece. Each team will face the other three teams in their group in two tournaments played over three event windows.

FIBA world cup 2023 : Asian qualifiers | Africa | India

The teams will play three games in each window. These nine-day windows will be played starting in November 2021, February 2022 and June 2022.

The top three teams from each group will advance to the Second Round of the African Qualifiers.

Here, the group’s three advancing teams will join three other teams to create two six-team groups.  All teams will carry over their results from the First Round.

Fiba world cup India

India are at the bottom of Group E in the second round of qualifiers. They will now face Lebanon in their next match.

The Indian men’s basketball team lost 80-64 to Jordan in Group E of the second round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Asian Qualifiers at the Prince Hamza Hall in Amman, Jordan on Thursday.

Amarendra Nayak was India’s best performer, scoring 15 points while Dar Tucker led the way for Jordan with 18 points.

India’s Pranav Prince opened the scoring in the game with a dunk in the very first minute.

It set the tone as Seijin Mathew and Muin Bek Hafeez also scored to help India to an early 13-8 lead. Jordan found their rhythm towards the end of the quarter and levelled it up at 17-17.

By Rishabh

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