Qualifiers

2017 will be the start of the new FIBA Competition System & Calendar

Over a four-year cycle (2017-2021), national teams will play regular home and away games to qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 and the FIBA Continental Cups 2021.

FIBA BASKETBALL WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS
  • A total of 80 national teams from the four regions of Africa, Americas, Asia (which includes Oceania) and Europe will play in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Qualifiers.

    Number of teams
    AFRICA
    AMERICAS
    ASIA
    EUROPE
    FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Qualifiers
    16 16 16 32
    FIBA Continental Cups 2021 Pre-Qualifiers
    All remaining registered teams
    • Teams playing in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Qualifiers will be required to meet appropriate quality standards in terms of facilities/infrastructure and organisation to hold international basketball games;
    • The FIBA Continental Cups 2021 Pre-Qualifiers will take place during the same windows as the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Qualifiers, starting in November 2017.


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    • Two games per window to be played on a home and away basis will be played in six windows to qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019;
    • Each window will be 9 days long, beginning on a Monday and finishing on the following Tuesday;
    • Windows dates: 20-28 November 2017, 19-27 February 2018, 25 June to 3 July 2018, 10-18 September 2018, 26 November to 4 December 2018 and 18-28 February 2019;
    • The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 will qualify teams directly for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games or through 4 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments.
  • Qualifiers for the FIBA Continental Cups 2021 will begin in Africa, Americas, Asia and Europe regions immediately after the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China.


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    • Home and away games will be played in four windows to qualify for the FIBA Continental Cups 2021;
    • Windows dates: 25 November to 3 December 2019, 17-25 February 2020, 23 November to 1 December 2020 and 15-23 February 2021;
    • After the FIBA Continental Cups 2021, the four-year cycle (2021-2025) begins once again with the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers starting in November 2021.

For a detailed explanation of the Qualifiers in your Region, consult the information below:

AFRICA
  • FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Africa Qualifiers & FIBA AfroBasket Cup 2021 Qualifiers

    Watch this video in French.

     

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    Download Africa Qualifiers brochure in English or French.

  • FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers & FIBA AmeriCup 2021 Qualifiers

    Watch this video in Spanish.

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    Download Americas Qualifiers brochure in English or Spanish.

  • FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Asia Qualifiers & FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers

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    Download Asia Qualifiers brochure here.

  • FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Europe Qualifiers & FIBA EuroBasket 2021 Qualifiers

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    Download Europe Qualifiers brochure here.