Overview

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China will be the biggest edition of FIBA's flagship event with a record 32 participating teams.

In its 18th edition, the FIBA Basketball World Cup will take place in China for the first time ever. The tournament will be played in 8 cities - Beijing, Foshan, Wuhan, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nanjing, Shanghai and Guangzhou - across 5 provinces.

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 will see 92 games played over 16 days.

The Official Draw for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, taking place following the conclusion of the Qualifiers, will see the 32 teams divided into 8 groups of 4 teams each for the Group Phase.

The Final of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 will take place in Beijing on Sunday September 15 2019. The newly-crowned world champions will receive the new FIBA Basketball World Cup Trophy.

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Qualifiers

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Qualifiers will tip off in November 2017 and see 80 countries do battle over a 2-year period to qualify 31 national teams for the top national team competition taking place from August 31-September 15 2019. Hosts China will be joined by 5 teams from Africa, 7 teams from the Americas, 7 teams from Asia and 12 teams Europe.

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019/Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

For the first time, the FIBA Basketball World Cup will qualify 7 teams directly for the following year’s Olympic Games. As such, the top ranked team from Africa, Asia and Oceania respectively and the top 2 ranked teams each from the Americas and Europe at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 will all qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Games.

The 16 next best teams at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 will each be granted a place in 1 of the 4 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments in 2020, where they will have another chance to qualify for the Olympic Games.