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Dakar to host second window of World Cup 2023 African Qualifiers
ABIDJAN (Cote d'Ivoire) - FIBA Africa on Friday confirmed Senegal as the host country for the second window of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 African Qualifiers.
The three-day tournament will take place at newly built Dakar Arena from February 25-27 with eight teams from Groups B and D vying for six places in the decisive Second Round of the African Qualifiers.
Teams competing in the event include Cameroon, Rwanda, South Sudan and reigning African champions Tunisia in Group B, while Group consist of DR Congo, Egypt, Kenya and hosts Senegal.
The first window of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 African Qualifiers started in November 2021 in the Angolan city of Benguela where AfroBasket 2021 runners-up Cote d'Ivoire finished as the only undefeated team in three games.
The top three teams from Groups A,B, C and D will advance to the Second Round of the African Qualifiers scheduled to start in fourth window in August 2022. And the teams that finish in the top two places of Groups E and F in the Second Round, followed by the best third-place team will qualify to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 to be co-hosted by Indonesia, Japan and Philippines.
Senegal hosted one qualifying window for the World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers in the capital Dakar in June-July 2018 at Marius N'Diaye Stadium.
Launched in 2019, Dakar Arena was home to the FIBA Women's AfroBasket 2019.
Click here for the African Qualifiers schedule.
The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 African Qualifiers is scheduled to be played over the course of 15 months (November 2021, February 2022, July 2022, August 2022 and February 2023) to define the continent's five representatives in the 32-nation FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.
The host countries for the remaining African Qualifiers windows will be announced at a later date.
For the fist time in its history, the FIBA Basketball World Cup will be played across multiple countries.