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2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup

The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup will be the 18th tournament of the FIBA Basketball World Cup for men's national basketball teams. The tournament will be hosted in China and it will mark a new era for the competition as described. Rescheduled from 2018 to 2019, this edition will be the first FIBA Basketball World Cup since 1967 that will not occur in the same year as the FIFA World Cup, but a year following the latter. Also, the group stage will expand from 24 to 32 teams. The top 8 teams, including Japan as the host of the 2020 Summer Olympics (and the top 2 teams from each of the Americas and Europe; and the top team from each of Africa, Asia and Oceania) in this competition will qualify for the men's basketball event in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup
2019年篮球世界杯
FIBA2019WorldCup.svg
Tournament details
Host countryChina
DatesAugust 31 – September 15
Teams32 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)8 (in 8 host cities)
2014
2023

Contents

Hosts selectionEdit

The whole bidding process started in April 2014. Bids from numerous nations were submitted. On 16 March 2015, it was confirmed that the World Cup will be staged in Asia, with China and Philippines as the final countries to be the basis for the selection of the host.[1][2] On 7 August 2015, it was announced that China won the bid against the Philippines and will host the upcoming World Cup.[3]

Voting resultsEdit

2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup bidding results
Nation Votes
  China 14
  Philippines 7

VenuesEdit

QualificationEdit

China as hosts automatically qualified for the tournament. The continental championships will no longer belong to the qualification system for the World Cup. Instead, two rounds of continental qualifying tournaments will be held over two years.[4]

The first round of the Americas, Asia/Oceania and Africa qualifiers will feature 16 teams each, whereas Europe will have 32 teams. Division A teams will be split in groups of four, to be held in a home-and-away round-robin. The top three teams in each groups will advance to round two, and last placed teams will play the best Division B teams to qualify for the next season's Division A.

In round two of the World Cup qualifiers, teams will be split in groups of six, totaling four groups in Europe and two in the other qualifiers. Teams will carry over the points from round one, and face another three teams again in a home-and-away round-robin. The best teams in each group will qualify for the World Cup.

Starting 2019, no wild card selection will be held, and the Olympic champions are not guaranteed a spot in the tournament.

The draw for the qualifiers was held on 7 May 2017 in Guangzhou.[5]

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Qualification Appearance Best performance FIBA World Ranking
As Date Last Total Streak
  China Host nation 7 August 2015 2010 9 1 8th place (1994) / Classification round 29
  Tunisia African Second Round Group E Top 2 15 September 2018 2010 2 1 24th place (2010) / Classification round 52
  Nigeria African Second Round Group F Top 2 15 September 2018 2006 3 1 13th place (1998) / Classification round 32
  Greece European Second Round Group L Top 3 16 September 2018 2014 8 4 Runners-up (2006) / Final 8
  Germany European Second Round Group L Top 3 16 September 2018 2010 6 1 3rd place (2002) / Third place round 22
  Czech Republic European Second Round Group K Top 3 16 September 2018 N/A 1 1 Debut 24
  Lithuania European Second Round Group J Top 3 17 September 2018 2014 6 4 3rd place (2010) / Third place round 6
  Australia Asian Second Round Group F Top 3 30 November 2018 2014 12 4 5th place (1982) / Semifinal round; (1994) / Classification round 10
  France European Second Round Group K Top 3 30 November 2018 2014 8 4 3rd place (2014) 3
  Angola African Second Round Group E Top 2 1 December 2018 2014 8 5 6th place (2006) 37
  New Zealand Asian Second Round Group E Top 2 2 December 2018 2014 6 5 4th place (2002) / Third place round 38
  South Korea Asian Second Round Group E Top 3 2 December 2018 2014 8 5 4th place (1970) / Classification round 33
  Spain European Second Round Group I Top 3 2 December 2018 2014 11 10 Champions (2006) 2
  Turkey European Second Round Group I Top 3 2 December 2018 2014 5 5 Runners-up (2010) 17
  United States American Second Round Group E Top 3 2 December 2018 2014 18 18 Champions (1954, 1986, 1994, 2010, 2014) 1
  Venezuela American Second Round Group F Top 3 2 December 2018 2006 5 1 11th Place (1990) / Classification round 20
  Argentina American Second Round Group E Top 3 2 December 2018 2014 13 9 Champions (1950) 5
  Canada American Second Round Group F Top 3 3 December 2018 2010 13 1 6th place (1978, 1982) / Classification round 23

FormatEdit

The tournament will be played in three stages. In the first stage, the 32 qualified teams will be sorted into eight groups of four (A-H), each team in a group will play each other once. The top two teams from each group will then advance to the second group stage. In the second group stage there will be four groups (I-L) of four made up of the teams that advanced from the first round, again playing each other once. The top two teams from groups I to L will qualify for the final knockout phase.[6]

Classification rounds will be revived after they were not held in 2014.[7] They were traditionally held in every World Championship/World Cup and were last seen in action in 2010.[8]

In total, 92 games will be played over a total of 16 days.

Group phaseEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 TBD1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advanced to second round
2 TBD2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 TBD3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Move to 17th-32nd Classification
4 TBD4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 31 August–1 September 2019. Source: FIBA

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 TBD1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advanced to second round
2 TBD2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 TBD3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Move to 17th-32nd Classification
4 TBD4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 31 August–1 September 2019. Source: FIBA

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 TBD1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advanced to second round
2 TBD2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 TBD3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Move to 17th-32nd Classification
4 TBD4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 31 August–1 September 2019. Source: FIBA

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 TBD1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advanced to second round
2 TBD2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 TBD3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Move to 17th-32nd Classification
4 TBD4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 31 August–1 September 2019. Source: FIBA

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 TBD1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advanced to second round
2 TBD2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 TBD3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Move to 17th-32nd Classification
4 TBD4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 31 August–1 September 2019. Source: FIBA

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 TBD1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advanced to second round
2 TBD2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 TBD3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Move to 17th-32nd Classification
4 TBD4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 31 August–1 September 2019. Source: FIBA

Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 TBD1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advanced to second round
2 TBD2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 TBD3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Move to 17th-32nd Classification
4 TBD4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 31 August–1 September 2019. Source: FIBA

Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 TBD1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advanced to second round
2 TBD2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 TBD3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Move to 17th-32nd Classification
4 TBD4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 31 August–1 September 2019. Source: FIBA

Second roundEdit

Group IEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 A1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advanced to Quarter-Finals
2 A2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 B1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 B2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on September 2019. Source: FIBA

Group JEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 C1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advanced to Quarter-Finals
2 C2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 D1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on September 2019. Source: FIBA

Group KEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 E1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advanced to Quarter-Finals
2 E2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 F1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 F2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on September 2019. Source: FIBA

Group LEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 G1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advanced to Quarter-Finals
2 G2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 H1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 H2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on September 2019. Source: FIBA

17th-32nd ClassificationEdit

Bottom 2 teams from each group in Round 1 will play in the Classification Round.[9]

Group MEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1 A3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 A4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 B3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 B4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on September 2019. Source: FIBA

Group NEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1 C3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 C4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 D3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on September 2019. Source: FIBA

Group OEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1 E3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 E4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 F3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 F4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on September 2019. Source: FIBA

Group PEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1 G3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 G4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 H3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 H4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on September 2019. Source: FIBA

Final phaseEdit

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
10–11 September
 
 
I1
 
13 September
 
J2
 
 
 
10–11 September
 
 
 
K1
 
15 September - Beijing
 
L2
 
 
 
10–11 September
 
 
 
J1
 
13 September
 
I2
 
 
 
10–11 September
 
 Third place game
 
L1
 
15 September
 
K2
 
 
 
 
 
 

5th-8th ClassificationEdit

 
5th-8th ClassificationFifth Place
 
      
 
13 September
 
 
Loser QF1
 
15 September - Beijing
 
Loser QF2
 
 
 
13 September
 
 
 
Loser QF3
 
 
Loser QF4
 
Seventh Place
 
 
15 September
 
 
 
 
 
 

Final rankingsEdit

Qualify to the 2020 Summer Olympics via sub-zone rank
Qualify to the 2020 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament
Qualify to the 2020 Summer Olympics as host country


Rank Team Record Tie-breaker (points average)
 
 
 
4
5th-8th classification
5
6
7
8
Rank 3 in Second Round groups
9
10
11
12
Rank 4 in Second Round groups
13
14
15
16
Rank 1 in 17th–32nd groups
17
18
19
20
Rank 2 in 17th–32nd groups
21
22
23
24
Rank 3 in 17th–32nd groups
25
26
27
28
Rank 4 in 17th–32nd groups
29
30
31
32

MarketingEdit

Edit

The official logo of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup was officially unveiled on 21 March 2017 in a ceremony held in Shanghai. The logo's concept was inspired from the Beijing Opera where the actors symbolize concepts such as wisdom, persistence, power and perfection, which are prerequisite characteristics that the participating players of national team will need to exhibit "in order to succeed". The logo design was also inspired from the Chinese Dragon Dance, a cultural tradition depicting a story of two flying dragons battling over a shining pearl which is meant to parallel the competition of national teams for the Naismith Trophy.[10]

SponsorsEdit

Infront China will become the exclusive marketing partner for the domestic commercial rights of FIBA Basketball World Cup China 2019, according to a strategic cooperation agreement officially announced between Infront China, a Wanda Sports company, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Organizing Committee for the competition. The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 will be staged across eight Chinese cities including Beijing, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Shenzhen, Foshan and Dongguan, from 31 August to 15 September 2019.[11]

MascotEdit

On 18 April 2018 with 500 days to go, The mascot Son of Dreams was chosen. The mascot is inspired by the Chinese Dragon, born in China on August 8, 2015 one day after China was announced as the host, Son of Dreams' magical horns give him the power to see in the future, envisioning plays and moves before they actually happen. He wears a red and blue uniform with the tournament's logo and high tops by China's top player Yao Ming and the winning mascot was designed by Yan Xu. The mascot was chosen over other finalists Speed Tiger who was inspired by a Siberian tiger and QiuQiu (a.k.a. Little Lightning) who was inspired by a Chinese lion. The official mascot made his first public appearance on 28 June 2018 in Shenzhen.[12]

Issues and concernsEdit

There are concerns from national federations that they will not be able to play the qualifiers with players from top professional leagues globally (the National Basketball Association and EuroLeague), which is possible with professional leagues operating in mid-year.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mainini: calendar, system of competition and 3x3 our biggest priorities" (Press release). FIBA. 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2012-07-28.
  2. ^ PR N°20 – Central Board gives green light to new format and calendar of competition
  3. ^ "PR N°30 - People's Republic of China to host 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup". FIBA. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  4. ^ FIBA competitions calendar format 2017–2020
  5. ^ "Draw results in for FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Qualifiers". fiba.com (Press release). FIBA. 7 May 2017.
  6. ^ "2017-2021: FIBA New Competition System". FIBA.com. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ "SBP close to P5-million in spending for 2019 FIBA World Cup bid, hopes to be on November shortlist". Interaksyon.com. Manila: InterAksyon. 17 July 2014. Archived from the original on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  9. ^ http://www.fiba.basketball/basketballworldcup/2019/competition-system/full.pdf
  10. ^ "FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 logo unveiled". FIBA. 21 March 2017. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  11. ^ "Infront wraps up Fiba World Cup rights deal". Retrieved 2017-11-24.
  12. ^ "FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 unveils official fan-chosen mascot Son of Dreams".
  13. ^ Basketball Mimics Soccer’s World Cup Qualifying (Minus the Stars) - Marc Stein, The New York Times, 22 November 2017

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