World Cup Standings: The 18th Men’s Basketball World Championship took place from 31 August to 15 September 2019 in the People’s Republic of China. The organizer was The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) in collaboration with the local organizing committee and the national basketball association of China.
World Cup Standings:
For the first time since the fifth World Cup 1967, the tournament took place again in the middle of the year odd years.
This was accompanied by an increase in the number of participants from 24 to 32 teams for the first time. Seven teams of this tournament qualified alongside hosts Japan directly for the basketball competition of the 2020 Olympics.
The 2019 FIBA World Cup has finally concluded officially as Spain beat Argentina to take home the gold.
Following are the teams that qualified for the 2020 Olympics through FIBA World Cup:
This is going to be for the first time, there is a total of 12 teams will be participating in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. As such, the top-ranked team from Oceania, Asia, and Africa and top 2 ranked teams each from the Europe and America at the FIBA will all qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Japan is qualified for the Summer Olympics as the host nation and 7 of those remaining 11 spots were filled at 2019 World Cup:
· FIBA Europe: France and Spain (Two best-ranked teams from the region)
· FIBA Americas: Argentina and United States (Two best-ranked teams from the region)
· FIBA Asia: Iran (Best-ranked team from the region)
· FIBA Africa: Nigeria (Best-ranked team from the region)
· FIBA Oceania: Australia (Best-ranked team from the region)
The organizer’s selection process began in April 2014 before the final tournament in the summer of 2014. In March 2015, the Executive Committee settled on an organizer in the continental association FIBA Asia, either the Philippines or the People’s Republic of China. Read more about basketball world cup here.
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