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60-team lineup complete for Second Round of FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers

MIES (Switzerland) - All 60 teams that will compete in the Second Round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers are now known following the completion of the third window.

46 of the teams that have advanced to the Second Round also played in the Second Round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Qualifiers.

Additionally, nine teams have made it to the Second Round for the first time after being eliminated from the First Round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Qualifiers.

Those teams are DR Congo and Guinea from the African QualifiersBelgium, Great Britain, Sweden, and Iceland from the European Qualifiers; India from the Asian Qualifiers; and Bahamas and Colombia from the Americas Qualifiers.

Four teams have made it to the Second Round in their first ever appearance in the World Cup Qualifiers which are Cape Verde and South Sudan from the African Qualifiers; and Saudi Arabia and Bahrain from the Asian Qualifiers.

Among the teams that will be playing in the Second Round, only five remain undefeated including Canada, Cote d'Ivoire, South Sudan, Australia, and New Zealand. These teams will have a slight advantage as all First Round results carry over to Second Round. None of the teams in the European Qualifiers enter the Second Round undefeated.

All results from all games in the First Round - including those against teams that were eliminated - carry over to the Second Round.

Here is how the Second Round shapes up:

African Qualifiers

Group E

All First Round results carry over to Second Round

# Team P W L Points 
1 CIV Cote d'Ivoire 4 4 0 8
2 CPV Cape Verde 4 3 1 7
3 ANG Angola 4 2 2 6
4 NGR Nigeria 4 2 2 6
5 UGA Uganda 4 1 3 5
6 GUI Guinea 4 0 4 4
*As per Article D.3.3 of the Official Basketball Rules, and to uniformly classify teams across these two groups (A and C), the first-round games against the last ranked team of Group C, will not be considered for the classification to Group E, resulting in all teams in Group E having the same number of games played.

 

Group F

All First Round results carry over to Second Round

# Team P W L Points 
1 SSD South Sudan 6 6 0 12
2 EGY Egypt 6 5 1 11
3 TUN Tunisia 6 4 2 10
4 COD Congo DR 6 4 2 10
5 SEN Senegal 6 3 3 9
6 CMR Cameroon 6 1 5 7

The two highest-placed teams in each group and the best third-placed team (a total of five teams) shall qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023. Click here for more information.

Americas Qualifiers

Group E

All First Round results carry over to Second Round

# Team P W L Points 
1 CAN Canada 6 6 0 12
2 VEN Venezuela 6 5 1 11
3 ARG Argentina 6 5 1 11
4 DOM Dominican Republic 6 4 2 10
5 PAN Panama 6 2 4 8
6 BAH Bahamas 6 2 4 8

Group F 

All First Round results carry over to Second Round

# Team P W L Points 
1 BRA Brazil 6 5 1 11
2 USA USA 6 5 1 11
3 URU Uruguay 6 4 2 10
4 MEX Mexico 6 4 2 10
5 PUR Puerto Rico 6 3 3 9
6 COL Colombia 6 2 4 8

The three highest-placed teams from each group and the best 4th-placed team (a total of seven teams) shall qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023. Click here for more information.

Asian Qualifiers

Group E

All First Round results carry over to Second Round

# Team P W L Points 
1 NZL New Zealand 4 4 0 8
2 LBN Lebanon* 4 3 1 7
3 JOR Jordan* 4 2 2 6
4 PHI Philippines 4 2 2 6
5 KSA Saudi Arabia* 4 1 3 5
6 IND India 4 0 4 4
*As per Article D.3.3 of the Official Basketball Rules, and to uniformly classify teams across these two groups (A and C), the first-round games against the last ranked team of Group C, will not be considered for the classification to Group E, resulting in all teams in Group E having the same number of games played.

 

Group F

All First Round results carry over to Second Round

# Team P W L Points 
1 AUS Australia 6 6 0 12
2 KAZ Kazakhstan 6 5 1 11
3 CHN China 6 4 2 10
4 IRI Iran 6 4 2 10
5 JPN Japan 6 2 4 8
6 BRN Bahrain 6 2 4 8

The three highest-placed teams (a total of six teams) from each group in addition to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 co-hosts, Philippines and Japan, shall qualify to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.

Indonesia's guaranteed spot as co-host of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 is subject to reaching the Quarter-Finals of the FIBA Asia Cup 2022 Should Indonesia also be guaranteed a spot, then only the best third placed team would qualify in addition to the top two highest-placed teams from each group (a total of five teams).

Click here for more information.

European Qualifiers

Group I

All First Round results carry over to Second Round

# Team P W L Points 
1 GRE Greece 4 3 1 7
2 LAT Latvia* 4 3 1 7
3 TUR Turkey 4 2 2 6
4 BEL Belgium* 4 2 2 6
5 SRB Serbia* 4 1 3 5
6 GBR Great Britain 4 1 3 5
*As per Article D.3.3 of the Official Basketball Rules, and to uniformly classify teams across these two groups (A and B), the first-round games against the last ranked team of Group A, will not be considered for the classification to Group I, resulting in all teams in Group I having the same number of games played.

 

Group J

All First Round results carry over to Second Round

# Team P W L Points 
1 GER Germany 6 5 1 11
2 FIN Finland 6 5 1 11
3 SLO Slovenia 6 4 2 10
4 ISR Israel 6 3 3 9
5 SWE Sweden 6 2 4 8
6 EST Estonia 6 2 4 8

Group K

All First Round results carry over to Second Round

# Team P W L Points 
1 FRA France 6 5 1 11
2 LTU Lithuania 6 5 1 11
3 MNE Montenegro 6 4 2 10
4 CZE Czech Republic 6 3 3 9
5 BIH BIH 6 3 3 9
6 HUN Hungary 6 3 3 9

Group L

All First Round results carry over to Second Round

# Team P W L Points 
1 GEO Georgia* / ESP Spain* / UKR Ukraine*        
1 ITA Italy* 4 3 1 7
2 GEO Georgia* / ESP Spain* / UKR Ukraine*        
2 ISL Iceland* 4 3 1 7
3 GEO Georgia* / ESP Spain* / UKR Ukraine*        
3 NED Netherlands* 4 0 4 4
*The last game of the First Round of the European Qualifiers between Ukraine and Spain postponed to July 7 will determine the exact standings in Group G between Spain, Georgia and Ukraine but those three teams will advance to the Second Round.
Same principle as above, as per Article D.3.3 of the Official Basketball Rules, and to uniformly classify teams across these two groups (G and H), the first-round games against the last ranked team of Group G, will not be considered for the classification to Group L, resulting in all teams in Group L having the same number of games played.

 

The three highest-placed teams from each group (a total of twelve teams) shall qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023. Click here for more information. 

The Second Round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers will consist of three windows taking place in August and November 2022 and February 2023.

The qualified teams will join Japan and Philippines to complete the 32-team playing field at the FIBA Basketball World Cup, taking place from August 25 -September 10, 2023.

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