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Seedings revealed for FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 European Pre-Qualifiers Second Round draw
MIES (Switzerland) - The seedings for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 European Pre-Qualifiers Second Round have been confirmed for Wednesday's draw as 12 teams wait to find out who they will face.
Belarus, Iceland, Portugal and Slovakia advanced from the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 European Pre-Qualifiers First Round and, accordingly, will be in Seed 3. They have been joined by the eight nations that did not qualify for FIBA EuroBasket 2022.
Austria, Denmark, Latvia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland have been assigned Seeds 1 or 2 in accordance to the FIBA World Rankings, presented by Nike.
The draw ceremony will take place in Berlin, Germany on April 28 at 16:30 CET with teams drawn into four groups of three.
The seedings are as follows:
The Second Round of the European Pre-Qualifiers will be played in August 2021, with the exact format and dates to be approved.
The top two teams from each group will advance to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 European Qualifiers. Those eight teams will join the 24 teams that qualified for FIBA EuroBasket 2022.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 marks the first time in the competition's history that it is staged in more than one country, with Indonesia, Japan and Philippines winning the rights to co-host the 32-team flagship event in a joint bid.
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