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2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup Schedule, Hosts, Teams and Venues

The most prestigious international basketball competition will have its 19th edition in 2023 at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Check out the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup Schedule, Hosts, Teams and Venues.

Last updated: 05.07.2023
2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup Schedule Hosts Teams and Venues

The most prestigious international basketball competition will have its 19th edition in 2023 at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Three nations—the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia—will co-host the event for the first time. 32 teams from across the world will participate in the competition, which will take place from August 25 to September 10 over the course of 92 games.


Teams and Groups:

The draw for the group stage was held on April 29 in Manila, Philippines, and resulted in the following groups:

Group A: Angola, Dominican Republic, Philippines, Italy

Group B: South Sudan, Serbia, China, Puerto Rico

Group C: USA, Jordan, Greece, New Zealand

Group D: Egypt, Mexico, Montenegro, Lithuania

Group E: Germany, Finland, Australia, Japan

Group F: Slovenia, Cape Verde, Georgia, Venezuela

Group G: Iran, Spain, Cote d’Ivoire, Brazil

Group H: Canada, Latvia, Lebanon, France




Four locations in the three host nations will host the group stage matches: the Philippine Arena in Bulacan, the Okinawa Arena in Okinawa, the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, and the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex in Jakarta, Indonesia. The top two teams from each group advance to the second round after playing in a round-robin style inside their respective groups.


The results from the first round will be carried over to the second round, which consists of four groups of four teams each (Groups I to L). Both the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, the Philippines, and Jakarta International Expo Hall A in Jakarta, Indonesia, will host the second round of competition. The top two teams in each group will advance to the championship round.


With eight teams left, the final round will be a single-elimination competition. Philippine Arena in Bulacan, Philippines, will host the competition's semifinals, final, and quarterfinals. The third-place match will be place in Pasay, the Philippines, at the Mall of Asia Arena.


A dazzling display of basketball brilliance and variety is anticipated during the FIBA Basketball World Cup in 2023. Some of the top players to keep an eye on are Rui Hachimura of Japan, who is aiming to become the first Japanese player to make it to the NBA playoffs with the Washington Wizards, Victor Wembanyama of France, who led his nation to victory at the U.19 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Hungary and was named the tournament's MVP, Chet Holmgren of the United States, who skipped the World Cup to concentrate on his NBA debut, and Victor Wembanyama of France.


Previous Champions:

  • Spain won the competition in China in 2019 after defeating Argentina in the championship match. This was Spain's second championship, following its triumph in Japan in 2006.

  • The USA has won five championships, making them the most successful team in the tournament's history (1954, 1986, 1994, 2010, and 2014). Additionally, the United States has won three titles in a row (from 2010 to 2014), which is a record.

  • Yugoslavia is the other team with five championship victories; they did it in 1970, 1978, 1990, 1998, and 2002. However, Yugoslavia disintegrated in 1992, and since then, its successor governments have engaged in independent competition.

  • While Croatia and Serbia reached the final as sovereign countries in 1994 and 2014, respectively, Serbia and Montenegro won the championship in 2002 as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

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