How to qualify

Road to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers

First round

  • November 2017
  • Februrary 2018
  • June 2018

16

Teams

12

Teams qualify

Top 3 of each group

Second round

  • September 2018
  • November 2018
  • Februrary 2019

12

Teams

5

Teams qualify

Top 2 of each group
+
best 3rd

World Cup

  • 31 August -
    15 September
    2019

32 participating teams

Window: Two games to be played on a home and away basis


The 16 teams participating in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 - African Qualifiers will be the 16 teams which competed in the FIBA AfroBasket 2017.

How teams advance from the First Round to the Second Round?
The top 3 teams from each group progress. In the Second Round, the First Round Groups merge as follows:
A and C => E
B and D => F

All results from all games in the First Round (even the ones from games against teams that did not advance) are carried over to the Second Round.

How teams advance from Round 2 to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019?
The two (2) best highest-placed teams in each group and the best third-placed team (a total of five (5) teams) shall qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.

What happens if teams are tied (classification in the same group)?
- Win Loss
- Goal difference of games between teams concerned
- Higher number of goals in the games between them
- Higher goal difference in all games of the group
- Higher number of goals in all games in the group
- Draw

Go to the Official Basketball Rules and consult Art. D.1.3 Official Basketball rules (pages 75-80)

Event Timeline

  • 7 May 17 Draw
  • 20 Nov 17 1st Round - 1st Window
  • 19 Feb 18 1st Round - 2nd Window
  • 29 Jun 18 1st Round - 3rd Window
  • 14 Sep 18 2nd Round - 4th Window
  • 26 Nov 18 2nd Round - 5th Window
  • 18 Feb 19 2nd Round - 6th Window
  • 31 Aug 19 FIBA Basketball World Cup Start
  • 15 Sep 19 FIBA Basketball World Cup Final