The International Basketball Federation has set the dates for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.
The global event will take place from August 25 to September 10, 2023.
The approved dates of the competition have been decided by FIBA’s Central Board following consultation with the host nations and a recommendation by FIBA’s Competitions Commission.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 will see the Group Phase take place in Indonesia, Japan, and the Philippines, with the Final Phase to follow in the Philippine capital city of Manila. It marks the first time in the competition’s history that it is to be staged in more than one country.
With this announcement also comes the launch of the tournament’s official website, which will be continually updated in the lead up to this flagship event.
The World Cup will once again feature the 32 national teams from around the world, with the expanded format adopted for the 2019 edition of the tournament in China, FIBA’s biggest event to date.
Continuing with the success of the FIBA Competition System implemented in 2017, the qualification process for the World Cup will include six windows over a 15-month period across the four regions of Africa, Americas, Asia/Oceania, and Europe.
The road to the 2023 World Cup in Indonesia, Japan, and the Philippines began in February 2020 with the start of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 European Pre-Qualifiers, which will qualify eight teams for the European Qualifiers. Set to follow later in 2020, the Americas Pre-Qualifiers will qualify four teams to the Americas Qualifiers.
Qualification for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup will take place from November 2021 to February 2023, with 80 national teams competing for a spot in the World Cup. The first window of qualification will be played from November 22-30, 2021.