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FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019

31 Aug 2019 - 15 Sep 2019

The flagship event of the Fédération Internationale de Basketball (FIBA) or simply the International Basketball Federation, the FIBA Basketball World Cup is a quadrennial event that sees 32 men's national teams fight it out for the gold medal in a round robin and knockout format. The 2019 edition of the FIBA World Cup is taking place from 31st August to 15th September in China. Team USA are the defending champions having won the tournament back in 2014.


Why is the FIBA World Cup in 2019?


2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup - Day Fourteen


As mentioned earlier, the FIBA World Cup is a quadrennial event. Yet, the last edition of the same took place in 2014 and upcoming FIBA World Cup is taking place in 2019. This makes it a gap of 5 years. This was done to ensure that the FIBA World Cup does not coincide with the FIFA World Cup, as was the case for every edition of the tournament from 1970 to 2014.


Where is the FIBA World Cup?


As mentioned early, China will be hosting the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. This will be the first time that the tournament will be taking place in the Asian country and a total of 8 cities will be hosting the games. They are namely Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Foshan, and Guangzhou.


Will NBA players play in FIBA World Cup?


While several NBA superstars have opted out of playing in the FIBA World Cup, there are still several NBA players that we will get to see in FIBA's flagship tournament.


Spain v United States


The likes of Kemba Walker and Donovan Mitchell will be playing for Team USA Basketball. The Greek Freak Giannis Antetokounmpo will be playing for Greece while reigning Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert will be lining up for France.


How many teams are in the 2019 FIBA World Cup?


A total of 32 teams will be playing in FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. All the teams will be divided into 8 groups of 4 teams each where they will play each other once. The top two teams from each group will qualify for Round 2 where the remaining 16 teams will be split into 4 groups of 4 teams each where they will again face each other once.


The remaining 8 teams will then move on to the quarter-finals and the knockout format will ensue from there until the winner is ultimately decided in the final. A third-place game will also be played between the two semi-finals losers.

Videos
FIBA World Cup 2019: Top 5 players from the tournament

FIBA World Cup 2019: Top 5 players from the tournament

FIBA World Cup 2019 final: Argentina vs Spain - match preview & predictions

FIBA World Cup 2019 final: Argentina vs Spain - match preview & predictions

FIBA World Cup 2019: Top 5 individual performances from the semi-finals

FIBA World Cup 2019: Top 5 individual performances from the semi-finals

FIBA World Cup 2019: Argentina vs France - Match Preview & Predictions

FIBA World Cup 2019: Argentina vs France - Match Preview & Predictions

FIBA World Cup 2019: Spain vs Australia - Match Preview & Predictions

FIBA World Cup 2019: Spain vs Australia - Match Preview & Predictions

FIBA World Cup 2019: Top 5 individual performances from the quarterfinals

FIBA World Cup 2019: Top 5 individual performances from the quarterfinals

FIBA World Cup 2019: 3 Talking Points from USA vs France

FIBA World Cup 2019: 3 Talking Points from USA vs France

FIBA World Cup 2019: Twitter reacts as France knock out USA in the quarterfinals

FIBA World Cup 2019: Twitter reacts as France knock out USA in the quarterfinals

FIBA World Cup 2019: USA vs France - Match Preview & Predictions

FIBA World Cup 2019: USA vs France - Match Preview & Predictions

FIBA World Cup 2019: Power Rankings heading into the quarter-finals

FIBA World Cup 2019: Power Rankings heading into the quarter-finals

FIBA World Cup 2019: USA vs Brazil - Match Preview & Predictions

FIBA World Cup 2019: USA vs Brazil - Match Preview & Predictions

FIBA World Cup 2019: 3 Talking Points from USA vs Greece

FIBA World Cup 2019: 3 Talking Points from USA vs Greece

FIBA World Cup 2019: Top 5 individual performances from Day 7

FIBA World Cup 2019: Top 5 individual performances from Day 7

FIBA World Cup 2019: USA vs Greece - Match Preview & Predictions

FIBA World Cup 2019: USA vs Greece - Match Preview & Predictions

FIBA World Cup 2019: Top 5 individual performances from Day 6

FIBA World Cup 2019: Top 5 individual performances from Day 6

FIBA World Cup 2019: 3 Talking Points from USA vs Japan

FIBA World Cup 2019: 3 Talking Points from USA vs Japan

FIBA World Cup 2019: Top 5 individual performances from Day 5

FIBA World Cup 2019: Top 5 individual performances from Day 5

FIBA World Cup 2019: USA vs Japan - Match Preview & Predictions

FIBA World Cup 2019: USA vs Japan - Match Preview & Predictions

FIBA World Cup 2019: 3 Talking Points from Philippines vs Serbia

FIBA World Cup 2019: 3 Talking Points from Philippines vs Serbia

FIBA World Cup 2019: Angola vs Philippines - Match Preview & Predictions

FIBA World Cup 2019: Angola vs Philippines - Match Preview & Predictions

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