How to qualify

Europe
  • 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.

    Event Timeline

    • 7 May 17 Draw
    • 20 Nov 17 1st Round - 1st Window
    • 19 Feb 18 1st Round - 2nd Window
    • 25 Jun 18 1st Round - 3rd Window
    • 30 Aug 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
  • Road to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas 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

    7

    Teams qualify

    Top 3 of each group
    +
    best 4th

    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 - Americas Qualifiers qualified through the Centrobasket and South American Championships 2016.

    Event Timeline

    • 7 May 17 Draw
    • 20 Nov 17 1st Round - 1st Window
    • 19 Feb 18 1st Round - 2nd Window
    • 25 Jun 18 1st Round - 3rd Window
    • 30 Aug 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
  • Road to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Asian 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

    7

    Teams qualify

    Top 3 of each group
    +
    best 4th

    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 - Asian Qualifiers will be the 16 teams which competed in the FIBA Asia Cup 2017.

    Event Timeline

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

    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
    • 30 Aug 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