The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) announced on Monday the dates for the next edition of the Men’s World Cup, which will take place in 2023 in three venues: Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines. After approval by the host countries and their Central Council, the entity released the schedule of its main competition, which will take place from August 25 to September 10, in addition to announcing the launch of the official website of the event, which will update the main events of the organization.
The 2023 World Cup will be Fiba’s first in history with shared headquarters. The three countries will share the matches in the first round, while the final round will be held in Manila, the capital of the Philippines.
As in China last year, the 2023 World Cup will feature 32 teams. The qualifying process will include six game windows within a 15-month period, starting in November 2021 and ending in February 2023.
Some clashes that count as qualifiers for the World Cup have already been held earlier this year as the European Pre-Qualifiers, which will give four places to the final continental tournament. Following the same model, there will be a Pre-Qualifier for the Americas at the end of this year, which will give four qualifiers.
The last edition of the World Cup saw Spain become champions by beating Argentina in the big decision. The United States, which always arrives as favorites, ran the worst campaign in its history, bitter seventh place. Brazil finished in 13th place and secured a place in the World Pre-Olympic Games, which will take place in June next year.