When can I watch World Cup FIBA Basketball? The FIBA Basketball World Cup will be the 18th tournament of the FIBA for men’s national basketball team.
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When World Cup FIBA Basketball starts this year?
This year FIBA Basket Ball will be played in China from August 31st to September 15th. During this period, there are 32 teams will play 92 matches for the first time in history. The team includes 12 from Europe, 7 from America, 7 teams from Union of Asia and the Pacific region, and 5 teams from Africa. Out of these teams, 7 teams will be directly selected to participate in the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020. Read more about FIBA championship here.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019: The venues:
The World Cup will be held in eight cities in China: Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Dongguan, Foshan, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen.
Mode and Schedule:
The 32 teams are divided into eight groups (A to H), each with four teams each playing once against each other. The third and fourth placed compete against each other in placement games. The first two teams of each group reach the second round of the World Cup, where there are four groups of four teams each (I to L).
For example, the first and second group leaders of groups A and B meet in group I in the second round. Again, the top two of each group continue – to the quarter-finals.
There, the first of the group I meet the second of the group J and vice versa. It is the same as the groups K and L.
Qualification and Teams:
A total of 80 teams from four regions compete in the World Cup qualifiers for a ticket to China. Each of the four qualifying tournaments consists of two rounds.
In the end, twelve teams from Europe, seven from America, seven from Asia and five from Africa make it to the World Cup. Host China is ready.
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