How to qualify

Road to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Qualifiers

First round

  • November 2017
  • Februrary 2018
  • June 2018

32

Teams

24

Teams qualify

Top 3 of each group

Second round

  • September 2018
  • November 2018
  • Februrary 2019

24

Teams

12

Teams qualify

Top 3 of each group

World Cup

  • 31 August -
    15 September
    2019

32 participating teams

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


The 32 teams participating in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 - European Qualifiers will be the 24 teams which competed in the FIBA EuroBasket 2017 and 8 additional teams which qualified through the European Pre-Qualifier.

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 B => I
C and D => J
E and F => K
G and H => L

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 the Second Round to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
The three (3) highest-placed teams from each group (a total of twelve (12) 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

For more information, go to the Official Basketball Rules and consult Art. D.1.3 (pages 75-80)

Event Timeline

  • 7 May 17 Draw
  • 2 Aug 17 Pre-Qualifiers
  • 20 Nov 17 1st Round - 1st Window
  • 19 Feb 18 1st Round - 2nd Window
  • 25 Jun 18 1st Round - 3rd Window
  • 13 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