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Fate of FIBA World Cup teams to be known with draw


MIES (Switzerland) – The much-awaited Official Draw Ceremony for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers takes place on Tuesday, August 31 at 6:00PM (PHT) from the Patrick Baumann House of Basketball.

The qualifier draw ceremony marks the tip-off as teams try to successfully navigate their way on the road to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023. Set to take place in two years in Indonesia, Japan, and the Philippines, the 2023 edition of the FIBA Basketball World Cup marks the first time multiple countries will host this showpiece event.

Continuing with FIBA’s new era of event qualification implemented for the 2019 World Cup, the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 competition system is comprised of six windows played over 15 months across the four regions of Africa, Americas, Asia/Oceania, and Europe.

Each qualification window lasts nine days, with the windows running from November 2021 to February 2023.

Eighty (80) countries are left vying to be among the 32 teams at the 2023 World Cup and it will take teams a cumulative 420 games to get there. The national sides play home and away games across each of these event windows, a surefire way to ensure there’s intense national team play for players and fans to experience all around the world.

Africa will have 16 national teams vying for five spots in the World Cup. The Americas qualifiers will feature 16 countries going for seven places. The Asia/Oceania region will have 16 teams in their qualifying games going for six spots. The European qualifiers will feature 32 countries with the 12 top European national teams earning World Cup entry.

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You can watch the Official Draw Ceremony live on One Sports and One Sports+ (Cignal Ch. 91 SD & Ch. 261 HD), with a same-day telecast on TV5 at 10:30PM. You can also access these channels for free on Cignal Play.

The FIBA World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Draw will also be available via livestream on the Facebook pages of One Sports, One Sports+, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas – SBP, and Smart Sports as Smart is a Global Partner of FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.

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