How To Qualify

Road to the FIBA Asia Cup 2021



After the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in November 2019, the qualification process for the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup begins. With the 16 FIBA Asia Cup 2017 teams and best 8 teams that played the pre-qualifiers during the previous qualification windows.

This makes a total of 24 teams playing qualification games for the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup. The 24 teams are divided into 6 groups of 4 teams and each team plays the other 3 teams on a home and away basis over 3 windows with 2 games per window. The windows are; November 2019, February 2020, and November 2020. The top 2 teams from each of the 6 groups qualify for the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup, making a total of 12 teams.

The six 3rd place teams from each group qualify to play in a final qualifying tournament in February 2021. And the top 4 teams from this tournament, will qualify for the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup.