The 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup will be the 19th tournament of the FIBA Basketball World Cup for national men’s basketball teams.
FIBA world cup 2023 : Qualifiers, Schedule, Teams
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.
|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 also be the second straight to be held in Asia after China’s hosting of the 2019 edition.
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. Last tournament details:
|Dates||31 August – 15 September|
|Officially opened by||Xi Jinping|
|Teams||32 (from 4 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||8 (in 8 host cities)|
|Champions||Spain (2nd title)|
|Top scorer|| Ra Gun-ah
(23.0 points per game)
(183 total points)
Spain will be the defending champions, having beaten Argentina in the 2019 final.
FIBA world cup 2023 Qualifiers
As co-hosts, Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia automatically qualify for the tournament when they were awarded hosting rights. However, the automatic qualification for Indonesia is provisional, with FIBA imposing a strict condition that the country will have to make its national team competitive by 2021.
In order for Indonesia to automatically qualify, it had to qualify for the 2022 FIBA Asia Cup (postponed from 2021) first and finish at least in eighth place. If so, Indonesia will make their FIBA Basketball World Cup debut.
On 18 December 2020, Indonesia was awarded the hosting rights for the 2021 Asia Cup, automatically sealing their place in that tournament.
80 teams from four FIBA zones qualified for the World Cup qualifiers through qualification for the FIBA Continental Cups (AfroBasket 2021, 2022 FIBA AmeriCup, 2022 FIBA Asia Cup, and EuroBasket 2022).
For Europe and the Americas, additional teams qualified through the pre-qualifiers of the said regions.
And The participants of both the AfroBasket and the Asia Cup comprise the teams that will also take part in the qualifiers for their respective regions.
The first game of the qualifiers took place in Minsk on 25 November 2021 between Belarus and Turkey, as part of the European Qualifiers.
The draw for the World Cup qualifiers was held at the Patrick Baumann House of Basketball in Mies, Switzerland, on 31 August 2021.
Similar to the 2019 edition, the tournament will be played in three stages. In the first stage, the 32 qualified teams will be sorted into eight groups of four (A–H), each team in a group will play each other once.
The top two teams from each group will then advance to the second group stage.
In the second group stage there will be four groups (I–L) of four made up of the teams that advanced from the first round, again playing each other once. The top two teams from groups I to L will qualify for the final knockout phase.
Each team will have a final roster of 12 players; a team can opt to have one naturalized player as per FIBA eligibility rules from its roster.
In Asia/Oceania, eight slots will be contested but the Philippines and Japan, by virtue of being co-hosts, are automatically given slots, which leaves either six or five slots to be contested to be determined by Indonesia’s performance at the 2022 Asia Cup.
Five slots will be contested in Asia/Oceania if Indonesia advances to the Asia Cup quarterfinals and qualifies for the World Cup as co-hosts, as per FIBA’s strict conditions.
FIBA world cup 2023 Teams
A total of 80 national teams from FIBA’s four regions will compete in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2021 Qualifiers over 15 months, looking to earn a qualifying berth into the 32-team FIBA World Cup competition that will be held Aug. 25-Sept.
Under the FIBA World Cup qualifying format, two games per window will be played and a total of six windows will be held to qualify teams for the 2023 World Cup. Each competition window is nine days.
The first-round competition windows dates are: Nov, 22-30, 2021; Feb. 21-March 1, 2022; and June 27-July 5, 2022; while the second-round dates are set for August 22-30, 2022; Nov. 7-15, 2022; and Feb. 20-28, 2023.
Each FIBA zone will qualify a set number of teams for the 2023 World Cup based on finishes in the qualifiers. Japan and the Philippines will automatically qualify for the 2023 World Cup as host countries, and Indonesia will automatically qualify as a host if it is among the best eight teams of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Additionally, the top five finishing teams in Africa; the top seven placing teams in the Americas; depending on Indonesia’s results at the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup, the top five or six finishing teams in the Asia/Oceania zone; and the top 12 finishing teams from Europe will qualify for the 2023 World Cup.