22 November, 2021
28 February, 2023

Draw

The Official Draw of the Qualifiers for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 took place at the FIBA House of Basketball on August 31, 2021 at 12:00 CET. There were four draws, one for each region - Africa, Americas, Asia (which includes Oceania) and Europe. 

Meet the 16 Asian teams vying to qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023: 

 

 Australia

The recent Tokyo 2020 Olympic bronze medalists, Australia was 4th at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China, their best performance to date. The Boomers won 10 of their 12 games during the 2019 Asia Qualifiers. 

 Bahrain

Bahrain, who recently qualified for the FIBA Asia Cup, is looking to play at the FIBA Basketball World Cup for the first time in their history.  

 China

China is attempting to qualify for their 10th World Cup, with their best appearance at the event in 1994 when they finished eighth. China automatically qualified for the 32-team event in 2019 as the host nation. 

 Chinese Taipei

Having recently clinch the final FIBA Asia Cup 2021 ticket, Chinese Taipei will be looking to make their 3rd FIBA Basketball World Cup. Their previous two participations came in 1954 and 1959 where they finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

 India

India dramatically clinched a play in Jakarta following the comeback win over Palestine and will be aiming for their first-ever appearance in the FIBA Basketball World Cup. The last time during the qualifiers they failed to register a win and were eliminated from the first round.

 Indonesia

Although one of the three hosts with the Philippines and Japan, Indonesia will need to follow the qualification process to seal their spot in the event in 2023. This will be the first time the national team plays in these home and away World Cup qualifiers. 

 Iran

Iran, fresh off their second-ever appearance at the Olympics, has played at the last three World Cups. They finished 23rd when the World Cup was staged in China two years ago.

 Japan

Japan automatically qualified for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 as one of the three co-hosts. After losing their first four games in the last Asian Qualifiers, Japan pulled off an impressive recovery to clinch a spot at the World Cup in China two years ago.

 Jordan

Jordan is hoping to play at the FIBA Basketball World Cup for the third time in 2023. They were 28th at the event in China two years ago while in 2010, Jordan placed 23rd. 

 Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is yet to play at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. They did play in the Second Round of the previous Asia Qualifiers but missed out on a spot in the 32 team line up in China. They have recently completed a successful qualifying campaign for the FIBA Asia Cup.

 Korea

Korea has played at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 eight times, including two years ago in China when they finished 26th. Korea had a terrific Asia Qualifiers campaign for the last World Cup, winning 10 of their 12 games.

 Lebanon

Lebanon won six of their 12 games in the Asia Qualifiers for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China and narrowly missed out on clinching a spot in the tournament. They last played at the World Cup in 2010.

 New Zealand

New Zealand has played at the last five FIBA Basketball World Cups, with their best placing a memorable fourth place at the event in Indianapolis in 2002. "The Tall Blacks" were the highest scoring team in China two years ago, averaging 99.4 points per game. 

 Philippines

The Philippines are co-hosting the 2023 World Cup and have automatic qualification. The country has played at the last two World Cups and recently qualified for the FIBA Asia Cup as the top team in their Group, winning all six games. 

 Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has never played before in the FIBA Basketball World Cup. They have recently clinched their spot in the FIBA Asia Cup 2021, their first appearance in the region’s flagship competition since 2013.

 Syria

Syria will be looking to seal their first appearance at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. The country recently had a successful qualifying campaign for the FIBA Asia Cup, booking its spot in the 16-team tournament.