The 18th FIBA Mens 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 in China will be the biggest edition of FIBA’s flagship event with a record 32 participating teams. The event will see 92 games played over 16 days
The Official Draw for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 will take place following the conclusion of the Qualifiers, which will see the 32 teams divided into 8 groups of 4 teams each for the Group Phase. The Final will take place in Beijing on Sunday September 15 2019.
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.