The Official Draw Ceremony for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers is coming live Tuesday, August 31 at 10pm NZT from the Patrick Baumann House of Basketball in Switzerland.
The qualifier draw ceremony marks the tip-off as the Tall Blacks try to successfully navigate their way on the road to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023. Set to take place in 2 years in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines, the 2023 edition of the FIBA Basketball World Cup will be the first time multiple countries will host this showpiece event.
Continuing with the new era of FIBA 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.
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 Tall Blacks will play home and away games across each of these event windows.
Africa will have 16 national teams vying for 5 spots in the World Cup.
Link to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 African Qualifiers Explained video
The Americas qualifiers will feature 16 countries going for 7 places.
Link to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Americas Qualifiers Explained video
The Asia/Oceania region will have 16 teams in their qualifying games going for 6 spots.
Link to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Asian Qualifiers Explained video
As hosts, the Philippines and Japan are automatically qualified for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023. Both teams will play in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Asian Qualifiers first round and second round, advancing to the next phase as automatically qualified.
Following a decision from FIBA’s Executive Committee, Indonesia needs to be ranked among the top eight teams at the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 in order to receive automatic qualification.
The European qualifiers will feature 32 countries with the 12 top European national teams earning World Cup entry.
Link to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 European Qualifiers Explained video
You can follow all the Official Draw Ceremony action live on the FIBA YouTube channel.
FIBA also has dedicated event websites for each of the World Cup qualifying regions – African Qualifiers, Americas Qualifiers, Asian Qualifiers, European Qualifiers – to keep you up-to-date on the latest news, rosters, player features and game reports as the final teams take to the road to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.