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How to Qualify

80 teams from across FIBA's regions of Africa, Americas, Europe and Asia (which includes Oceania) will play home and away games over the course of six windows to qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China.

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Event Timeline

  • 7 May 17 Qualifiers Draw
  • 2 Aug 17 European Pre-Qualifiers
  • 20 Nov 17 Qualifiers 1st Round - 1st Window
  • 19 Feb 18 Qualifiers 1st Round - 2nd Window
  • 25 Jun 18 Qualifiers 1st Round - 3rd Window
  • 14 Sep 18 Qualifiers 2nd Round - 4th Window
  • 26 Nov 18 Qualifiers 2nd Round - 5th Window
  • 18 Feb 19 Qualifiers 2nd Round - 6th Window
  • 31 Aug 19 Group Phase
  • 10 Sep 19 Final Phase
  • 15 Sep 19 Final

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Destination China 2019


The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 will take place in China from August 31 to September 15. With a record 32 participating teams, the tournament will see 92 games played over 16 days: