The FIBA Worldcup is a basketball competition that was founded by the International Basketball Federation. This event was initially known as the FIBA World Championship from its starting in 1950 until 2010. After that, it got here to be called the FIBA World Cup.
The first FIBA World Cup was held in Argentina in 1950. This country was chosen as the venue because it was the only country prepared to host it. Argentina won all of the games and has become the primary FIBA World Champion. After this tournament, the next five tournaments were scheduled in South America. During this time, the basketball teams from America dominated and won eight of the nine medals in the first three tournaments.
Between the time period of 1963 and 1990, the US, Yugoslavia, the Soviet Union and Brazil together gained each medal at the tournament. Later, the 1994 FIBA World Championship was held in Toronto. This year was marked as the beginning of the new era as before this only European and South American professionals were allowed to play in the championship. But, now all the NBA players from America played in the 1994 FIBA World Championship. Thereafter, the 1998 FIBA World Cup Championship took place in Greece. In this tournament, the Yugoslavian team won the gold medal.
Since 1998, the winners of the match had been honoured with the brand new Naismith Trophy, named after the inventor of basketball, Dr. James Naismith. In 2002, Yugoslavia was the World Champion after they won the final games against Argentina. During this championship, Dirk Nowitzki was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.
The Turkey men’s basketball team was defeated by the USA in the 2010 FIBA World Championship. After the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the FIBA made some significant changes to the structure of the FIBA World Cup Championship. The team size in the final competition was expanded from 24 to 32. Another change was that the tournament would no longer overlap with the FIFA World Cup. These changes were successfully applied in the 2019 edition in China.
FIBA World Cup 2023 Locations
The 2023 FIBA World Cup is the 19th championship in the history of this event. It will be hosted by multiple countries including Japan, Philippines, and Indonesia. This tournament will begin on 25 August to 10 September 2023.
It will be the first time when a world cup is going to be organised in Indonesia. However, it will be the second occasion for the Philippines and Japan. The Philippines took the task in 1978, where Yugoslavia won and Japan hosted it in 2006, which was won by Spain. These host cities were announced in 2017 with precise locations across these nations.
In the Philippines, the tournament will be held at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippine Arena in Bocaue and PhilSports Arena in Pasig. Additionally, in Indonesia, the FIBA World Cup will be organised at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno in Jakarta. Moreover, this championship will take place at Okinawa Arena in Okinawa. The Philippines will be the country which will host the final phase.
NBA Players in FIBA World Cup 2023
The upcoming FIBA World Cup Tournament is coming with several talented NBA Players. The teams that are going to play in this tournament have already started their practice after selecting the players for their teams. The United States Men’s National Team has already selected the players that will represent them in the 2023 FIBA World Basketball World Cup. Here is the list of the players along with their playing positions and the team, who are going to play for the United States Men’s National Team.
|New Jersey Nets
|New York Knicks
|New York Knicks
|New Orleans Pelicans
|Jaren Jackson Jr.
|New Jersey Nets
|Los Angeles Lakers
Teams in FIBA World Cup 2023
The FIBA World Cup 2023 is the 19th edition in the event's history. It will take place across the parts of three nations namely Japan, Philippines, and Indonesia. This tournament will start on August 25 and go through on 10 September. The new rules that were implemented after the 2014 FIBA World Cup will be followed in this year’s tournament. There will be a total of 32 groups as a way to play in this championship. These teams will be selected from a complete of 80 teams from across 4 regions (Asia and Oceania, Africa, Americas and Europe). The groups were selected via the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers which is a fifteen-month-lengthy process.
Let’s have a look at the teams that are selected via the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers. Despite hosting the event, Indonesia did not qualify for the championship.
|People’s Republic of China
|Islamic Republic of Iran
A. The Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia are hosting the FIBA World Cup 2023.
A. No, India has never qualified for the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
A. A overall of 16 teams had been qualified for the event and these are divided into four groups.
A. This event will commence on August 25 and will end on September 10.
A. The FIBA World Cup was started by the International Basketball Federation in 1950.