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2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup

The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup was the 18th tournament of the FIBA Basketball World Cup for men's national basketball teams. The tournament was hosted in China and was rescheduled from 2018 to 2019, becoming the first since 1967 that did not occur in the same year as the FIFA World Cup (which was held the previous year). The tournament expanded from 24 to 32 teams.

2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup
2019年FIBA篮球世界杯
2019 Nián FIBA lánqiú shìjièbēi
FIBA2019WorldCup.svg
Tournament details
Host countryChina
Dates31 August – 15 September
Teams32 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)8 (in 8 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Spain (2nd title)
Runners-up Argentina
Third place France
Fourth place Australia
Tournament statistics
Games played92
MVPSpain Ricky Rubio
Top scorerSouth Korea Ra Gun-ah
(23.0 points per game)
Serbia Bogdan Bogdanović
(183 total points)
2014
2023

The tournament also served as qualification for the 2020 Summer Olympics, which took the top two teams from each of the Americas and Europe, and the top team from each of Africa, Asia and Oceania, alongside the tournament's host Japan. Montenegro and the Czech Republic each made their first appearance as independent nations after previously being part of Serbia and Montenegro and Czechoslovakia respectively, while Poland marked its return to the FIBA Basketball World Cup for the first time since 1967.

The defending champions, the United States, experienced their worst result at a World Cup, losing to France in the quarter-finals and Serbia in the subsequent classification game.[1] The United States' previous worst result was sixth place in 2002. This was the first World Cup at which all three of the historically most successful teams (United States, Serbia/Yugoslavia and Russia/Soviet Union) failed to reach the semi-finals.

Spain captured their second title after beating Argentina in the final by 95–75.[2] For Spain, this was the second time that it reaches a World Cup final, winning both, while for Argentina it meant the second defeat in a WC final. France went on to win the bronze medal for the second consecutive time after defeating Australia 67–59.[3]

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 would be staged in Asia, with China and Philippines as the final countries to be the basis for the selection of the host.[4][5] On 7 August 2015, it was announced that China won the bid against the Philippines and will host the upcoming World Cup.[6]

Voting resultsEdit

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

VenuesEdit

QualificationEdit

China as the hosts automatically qualified for the tournament. The continental championships were no longer the qualification system for the World Cup. Instead, two rounds of continental qualifying tournaments were held over two years.[7]

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

In round two of the World Cup qualifiers, teams were split in groups of six, totaling four groups in Europe and two in the other qualifiers. Teams carried over the points from round one, and faced other three teams again in a home-and-away round-robin. The best teams in each group qualified for the World Cup.

Starting 2019, no wild card selection was held, and the Olympic champions were not guaranteed a spot in the tournament.

The draw for the qualifiers was held on 7 May 2017 in Guangzhou.[8]

Montenegro and the Czech Republic debuted in the World Cup; Montenegro was formerly a part of Yugoslavia, and later, Serbia and Montenegro teams, while the Czech Republic was a part of the old Czechoslovakia. Poland was returning to the World Cup, after participating in 1967. Canada, China, Germany, Ivory Coast, Russia, and Tunisia were returning to the World Cup after missing out in 2014. Croatia, Egypt, Finland, Mexico, Slovenia, and Ukraine were the teams that participated in 2014 that did not qualify in 2019. Brazil and the United States qualified in 2019, continuing their streaks in participating in all World Cups.

Qualified teamsEdit

SquadsEdit

Each team had a final roster of 12 players; a team can opt to have one naturalized player as per FIBA eligibility rules from its roster.

RefereesEdit

The following referees were selected for the tournament.[9]

1 – Suspended after the match France vs. Lithuania.[10][11]

Preparation gamesEdit

Several teams participated in official tournaments or in exhibition ones, either ad hoc or already existing ones, to prepare for the World Cup.

Pan American GamesEdit

An official and traditional tournament in the Americas. Out of the eight teams from the tournament, five already qualified to the World Cup. Of these five, all except the United States had players expected to be in the World Cup rosters, with the USA playing with collegiate players. Argentina defeated Puerto Rico to win the gold medal.

Acropolis International Basketball TournamentEdit

An exhibition tournament. All four participating teams used the Acropolis Tournament as a warm-up. Serbia topped the table to win the championship, ahead of Greece.

Austiger CupEdit

An exhibition tournament. The four teams played in this tournament hosted by China as a warm-up to the World Cup. Serbia topped the table to win the championship, ahead of France.

Málaga TournamentEdit

An exhibition tournament. Four teams participated in a preparation tournament hosted in Málaga, Spain. It was participated by Spain, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, and the Philippines.[12]

Other gamesEdit

Exhibition games were held as warm-ups for the World Cup. The United States defeated Spain in the Honda Center in Anaheim, which was between the top two teams in the FIBA World Rankings.[13] Australia's defeat of the United States in Marvel Stadium, Melbourne in the 2019 Australian International Basketball series was the first USA team's loss with NBA players since its 2006 FIBA World Championship semifinals loss to Greece. The USA is the second-youngest team in the tournament and features only two players with international experience. Notably the US is missing over 30 of their best players, who opted out either due to injury, or to prepare for the NBA season.[14][15]

FormatEdit

The tournament was played in three stages. During the first stage, the 32 qualified teams were sorted into eight groups of four (A-H) and each team in a group played the other three teams once. The top two teams from each group then advanced to the second group stage. In the second group stage, there were four groups of four (I-L) made up of the teams that advanced from the first round, with the teams that have not yet played each other facing off against one another once. The top two teams from groups I to L will qualify for the final knockout phase.[16]

Classification rounds were revived after they were not held in 2014.[17] They were traditionally held in every World Championship/World Cup and were last seen in action in 2010.[18]

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

DrawEdit

The draw took place on 16 March 2019 at Shenzhen Cultural Center in Shenzhen.[19]

Hosts China and the seven best qualified teams as per the February 2019 FIBA World Rankings were seeded in Pot 1, and China and USA were assigned to groups A and E, respectively. Teams in pots 1, 4, 5 and 8 were drawn into Groups A, C, E and G, and Teams in pots 2, 3, 6 and 7 were drawn into Groups B, D, F and H. Canada was moved from Pot 5 to Pot 6, switching places with Iran (the best ranked team from that pot) to avoid having two teams from the Americas in the same group.

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Global Ambassadors Kobe Bryant and Yao Ming, American singer and songwriter Jason Derulo, and Chinese idol singer Yang Chaoyue led the draw ceremony.

After the draw, Group H, which includes Australia, Canada, Lithuania, and Senegal, was described as the "group of death".[20]

Groups A, C, E, and GEdit

Pot 1 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 8
  China (30) (host)(Group A)
  United States (1) (Group E)
  Spain (2)
  France (3)
  Puerto Rico (16)
  Turkey (17)
  Dominican Rep. (18)
  Venezuela (20)
  Germany (22)
  Czech Republic (24)
  Poland (25)
  Iran (27)
  Japan (48)
  Jordan (49)
  Tunisia (51)
  Ivory Coast (64)

Groups B, D, F, and HEdit

Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 6 Pot 7
  Serbia (4)
  Argentina (5)
  Lithuania (6)
  Greece (8)
  Russia (10)
  Australia (11)
  Brazil (12)
  Italy (13)
  Canada (23)
  Montenegro (28)
  Philippines (31)
  South Korea (32)
  Nigeria (33)
  Senegal (37)
  New Zealand (38)
  Angola (39)

Preliminary roundEdit

Classification of teamsEdit

  1. Highest number of points earned, with each game result having a corresponding point:
    • Win: 2 points
    • Loss: 1 point
    • Loss by default: 1 point, with a final score of 2–0 for the opponents of the defaulting team if the latter team is not trailing or if the score is tied, or the score at the time of stoppage if they are trailing.
    • Loss by forfeit: 0 points, with a final score of 20–0 for the opponents of the forfeiting team.
  2. Head-to-head record via points system above
  3. Point difference in games among tied teams
  4. Points for in games among tied teams
  5. Point difference in all group games
  6. Points for in all group games

Source: FIBA[21]

Group AEdit

Venue: Wukesong Arena, Beijing

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Poland 3 3 0 239 208 +31 6 Second round
2   Venezuela 3 2 1 228 210 +18 5
3   China (H) 3 1 2 205 206 −1 4 17th–32nd Classification
4   Ivory Coast 3 0 3 189 237 −48 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.
31 August 2019
Poland   80–69   Venezuela
Ivory Coast   55–70   China
2 September 2019
Venezuela   87–71   Ivory Coast
China   76–79 (OT)   Poland
4 September 2019
Ivory Coast   63–80   Poland
Venezuela   72–59   China

Group BEdit

Venue : Wuhan Gymnasium, Wuhan

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Argentina 3 3 0 258 211 +47 6 Second round
2   Russia 3 2 1 230 219 +11 5
3   Nigeria 3 1 2 266 242 +24 4 17th–32nd Classification
4   South Korea 3 0 3 208 290 −82 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
31 August 2019
Russia   82–77   Nigeria
Argentina   95–69   South Korea
2 September 2019
Nigeria   81–94   Argentina
South Korea   73–87   Russia
4 September 2019
South Korea   66–108   Nigeria
Russia   61–69   Argentina

Group CEdit

Venue: Guangzhou Gymnasium, Guangzhou

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 3 3 0 247 190 +57 6 Second round
2   Puerto Rico 3 2 1 213 218 −5 5
3   Tunisia 3 1 2 205 235 −30 4 17th–32nd Classification
4   Iran 3 0 3 213 235 −22 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
31 August 2019
Iran   81–83   Puerto Rico
Spain   101–62   Tunisia
2 September 2019
Tunisia   79–67   Iran
Puerto Rico   63–73   Spain
4 September 2019
Puerto Rico   67–64   Tunisia
Spain   73–65   Iran

Group DEdit

Venue: Foshan International Sports and Cultural Center, Foshan

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Serbia 3 3 0 323 203 +120 6 Second round
2   Italy 3 2 1 277 215 +62 5
3   Angola 3 1 2 204 278 −74 4 17th–32nd Classification
4   Philippines 3 0 3 210 318 −108 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
31 August 2019
Angola   59–105   Serbia
Philippines   62–108   Italy
2 September 2019
Italy   92–61   Angola
Serbia   126–67   Philippines
4 September 2019
Angola   84–81 (OT)   Philippines
Italy   77–92   Serbia

Group EEdit

Venue: Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   United States 3 3 0 279 204 +75 6 Second round
2   Czech Republic 3 2 1 247 240 +7 5
3   Turkey 3 1 2 254 251 +3 4 17th–32nd Classification
4   Japan 3 0 3 188 273 −85 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
1 September 2019
Turkey   86–67   Japan
Czech Republic   67–88   United States
3 September 2019
Japan   76–89   Czech Republic
United States   93–92 (OT)   Turkey
5 September 2019
Turkey   76–91   Czech Republic
United States   98–45   Japan

Group FEdit

Venue: Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park Gymnasium, Nanjing

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil 3 3 0 265 245 +20 6 Second round
2   Greece 3 2 1 266 236 +30 5
3   New Zealand 3 1 2 284 288 −4 4 17th–32nd Classification
4   Montenegro 3 0 3 216 262 −46 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
1 September 2019
New Zealand   94–102   Brazil
Greece   85–60   Montenegro
3 September 2019
Montenegro   83–93   New Zealand
Brazil   79–78   Greece
5 September 2019
Brazil   84–73   Montenegro
Greece   103–97   New Zealand

Group GEdit

Venue: Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre, Shenzhen

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   France 3 3 0 271 194 +77 6 Second round
2   Dominican Republic 3 2 1 206 234 −28 5
3   Germany 3 1 2 238 210 +28 4 17th–32nd Classification
4   Jordan 3 0 3 202 279 −77 3
Updated to match(es) played on completed. Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
1 September 2019
Dominican Republic   80–76   Jordan
France   78–74   Germany
3 September 2019
Germany   68–70   Dominican Republic
Jordan   64–103   France
5 September 2019
Germany   96–62   Jordan
Dominican Republic   56–90   France

Group HEdit

Venue: Dongfeng Nissan Cultural and Sports Centre, Dongguan

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Australia 3 3 0 276 242 +34 6 Second round
2   Lithuania 3 2 1 275 203 +72 5
3   Canada 3 1 2 243 260 −17 4 17th–32nd Classification
4   Senegal 3 0 3 175 264 −89 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
1 September 2019
Canada   92–108   Australia
Senegal   47–101   Lithuania
3 September 2019
Australia   81–68   Senegal
Lithuania   92–69   Canada
5 September 2019
Canada   82–60   Senegal
Lithuania   82–87   Australia

Second roundEdit

Group IEdit

Venue: Foshan International Sports and Cultural Center, Foshan

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Argentina 5 5 0 436 343 +93 10 Quarter-finals
2   Poland 5 4 1 383 373 +10 9
3   Russia 5 3 2 373 358 +15 8
4   Venezuela 5 2 3 355 366 −11 7
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
6 September 2019
Poland   79–74   Russia
Argentina   87–67   Venezuela
8 September 2019
Venezuela   60–69   Russia
Poland   65–91   Argentina

Group JEdit

Venue: Wuhan Gymnasium, Wuhan

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 5 5 0 395 319 +76 10 Quarter-finals
2   Serbia 5 4 1 482 331 +151 9
3   Italy 5 3 2 431 371 +60 8
4   Puerto Rico 5 2 3 349 402 −53 7
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
6 September 2019
Serbia   90–47   Puerto Rico
Spain   67–60   Italy
8 September 2019
Puerto Rico   89–94 (OT)   Italy
Spain   81–69   Serbia

Group KEdit

Venue: Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre, Shenzhen

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   United States 5 5 0 437 330 +107 10 Quarter-finals
2   Czech Republic 5 3 2 417 395 +22 8[a]
3   Greece 5 3 2 403 382 +21 8[a]
4   Brazil 5 3 2 409 427 −18 8[a]
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Czech Republic 1–1, +15, Greece 1–1, +6, Brazil 1–1, –21
7 September 2019
Brazil   71–93   Czech Republic
United States   69–53   Greece
9 September 2019
Czech Republic   77–84   Greece
United States   89–73   Brazil

Group LEdit

Venue: Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park Gymnasium, Nanjing

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Australia 5 5 0 458 416 +42 10 Quarter-finals
2   France 5 4 1 447 369 +78 9
3   Lithuania 5 3 2 424 336 +88 8
4   Dominican Republic 5 2 3 337 390 −53 7
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
7 September 2019
Australia   82–76   Dominican Republic
France   78–75   Lithuania
9 September 2019
Dominican Republic   55–74   Lithuania
France   98–100   Australia

17th–32nd ClassificationEdit

Bottom 2 teams from each group in Round 1 will play in the Classification Round.[22]

Group MEdit

Venue: Guangzhou Gymnasium, Guangzhou

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1   Nigeria 5 3 2 435 381 +54 8
2   China (H) 5 2 3 355 365 −10 7
3   South Korea 5 1 4 361 438 −77 6
4   Ivory Coast 5 0 5 326 400 −74 5
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.
6 September 2019
Nigeria   83–66   Ivory Coast
China   77–73   South Korea
8 September 2019
Ivory Coast   71–80   South Korea
China   73–86   Nigeria

Group NEdit

Venue: Wukesong Arena, Beijing

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1   Tunisia 5 3 2 377 386 −9 8
2   Iran 5 2 3 379 372 +7 7
3   Angola 5 1 4 350 435 −85 6
4   Philippines 5 0 5 352 499 −147 5
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
6 September 2019
Angola   62–71   Iran
Tunisia   86–67   Philippines
8 September 2019
Tunisia   86–84   Angola
Iran   95–75   Philippines

Group OEdit

Venue: Dongfeng Nissan Cultural and Sports Centre, Dongguan

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1   New Zealand 5 3 2 497 470 +27 8
2   Turkey 5 2 3 434 427 +7 7
3   Montenegro 5 1 4 370 406 −36 6
4   Japan 5 0 5 334 464 −130 5
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
7 September 2019
New Zealand   111–81   Japan
Turkey   79–74   Montenegro
9 September 2019
Japan   65–80   Montenegro
Turkey   101–102   New Zealand

Group PEdit

Venue: Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1   Germany 5 3 2 409 364 +45 8
2   Canada 5 2 3 445 413 +32 7
3   Jordan 5 1 4 352 482 −130 6
4   Senegal 5 0 5 330 432 −102 5
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
7 September 2019
Canada   126–71   Jordan
Germany   89–78   Senegal
9 September 2019
Jordan   79–77   Senegal
Germany   82–76   Canada

Final roundEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
10 September – Dongguan
 
 
  Argentina97
 
13 September – Beijing
 
  Serbia87
 
  Argentina80
 
11 September – Dongguan
 
  France66
 
  United States79
 
15 September – Beijing
 
  France89
 
  Argentina75
 
10 September – Shanghai
 
  Spain95
 
  Spain90
 
13 September – Beijing
 
  Poland78
 
  Spain (2OT)95
 
11 September – Shanghai
 
  Australia88 Third place game
 
  Australia82
 
15 September – Beijing
 
  Czech Republic70
 
  France67
 
 
  Australia59
 
5th–8th Classification
 
5th–8th classificationFifth place
 
      
 
12 September – Dongguan
 
 
  Serbia94
 
14 September – Beijing
 
  United States89
 
  Serbia90
 
12 September – Shanghai
 
  Czech Republic81
 
  Poland84
 
 
  Czech Republic94
 
Seventh place
 
 
14 September – Beijing
 
 
  United States87
 
 
  Poland74

Quarter-finalsEdit

Argentina vs. SerbiaEdit

10 September 2019
19:00
Argentina   97–87   Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 25–23, 29–26, 14–18, 29–20
Pts: Scola 20
Rebs: Deck 8
Asts: Campazzo 12
Pts: Bogdanović 21
Rebs: Jokić 10
Asts: Jokić 5
Dongfeng Nissan Cultural and Sports Centre, Dongguan
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Tolga Şahin (ITA), Michael Weiland (CAN)

Spain vs. PolandEdit

10 September 2019
21:00
Spain   90–78   Poland
Scoring by quarter: 22–18, 24–23, 21–17, 23–20
Pts: Rubio 19
Rebs: Rubio 5
Asts: Rubio 9
Pts: Slaughter 19
Rebs: Ponitka 11
Asts: Slaughter 6
Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai
Referees: Jorge Vázquez (PUR), Yohan Rosso (FRA), Takaki Kato (JPN)

United States vs. FranceEdit

11 September 2019
19:00
United States   79–89   France
Scoring by quarter: 18–18, 21–27, 27–18, 13–26
Pts: Mitchell 29
Rebs: Mitchell 6
Asts: Barnes, Mitchell 4
Pts: Fournier 22
Rebs: Gobert 16
Asts: Fournier 4
Dongfeng Nissan Cultural and Sports Centre, Dongguan
Referees: Guilherme Locatelli (BRA), Georgios Poursanidis (GRE), Ferdinand Pascual (PHI)

Australia vs. Czech RepublicEdit

11 September 2019
21:00
Australia   82–70   Czech Republic
Scoring by quarter: 17–17, 16–13, 30–18, 19–22
Pts: Mills 24
Rebs: Kay 7
Asts: Mills 6
Pts: Auda 21
Rebs: Satoranský 9
Asts: Satoranský 13
Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai
Referees: Roberto Vázquez (PUR), Ademir Zurapović (BIH), Matthew Kallio (CAN)

Classification semi-finalsEdit

Serbia vs. United StatesEdit

12 September 2019
19:00
Serbia   94–89   United States
Scoring by quarter: 32–7, 12–33, 27–28, 23–21
Pts: Bogdanović 28
Rebs: Bjelica 5
Asts: Jokić 7
Pts: Barnes 22
Rebs: Middleton 6
Asts: Walker 8
Dongfeng Nissan Cultural and Sports Centre, Dongguan
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Yu Jung (TPE), Luis Castillo (ESP)

Poland vs. Czech RepublicEdit

12 September 2019
21:00
Poland   84–94   Czech Republic
Scoring by quarter: 23–23, 12–20, 28–21, 21–30
Pts: Waczyński 22
Rebs: Kulig 7
Asts: Slaughter 10
Pts: Hruban 24
Rebs: Hruban 12
Asts: Satoranský 12
Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai
Referees: Yohan Rosso (FRA), Juan Fernández (ARG), Boris Krejić (SVN)

Semi-finalsEdit

Spain vs. AustraliaEdit

13 September 2019
16:00
Spain   95–88  (2OT)   Australia
Scoring by quarter: 22–21, 10–16, 19–18, 20–16, Overtime: 9–9, 15–8
Pts: Gasol 33
Rebs: Fernández 7
Asts: Rubio 12
Pts: Mills 34
Rebs: Kay 11
Asts: Dellavedova 9
Wukesong Arena, Beijing
Referees: Guilherme Locatelli (BRA), Tolga Şahin (ITA), Omar Bermúdez (MEX)

Argentina vs. FranceEdit

13 September 2019
20:00
Argentina   80–66   France
Scoring by quarter: 21–18, 18–14, 21–16, 20–18
Pts: Scola 28
Rebs: Scola 13
Asts: Campazzo 6
Pts: Fournier, Ntilikina 16
Rebs: Gobert 11
Asts: De Colo 4
Wukesong Arena, Beijing
Referees: Steve Anderson (USA), Ademir Zurapović (BIH), Jorge Vázquez (PUR)

Seventh place matchEdit

14 September 2019
16:00
United States   87–74   Poland
Scoring by quarter: 28–14, 19–16, 16–25, 24–19
Pts: Mitchell 16
Rebs: Turner 8
Asts: Mitchell 10
Pts: Ponitka 18
Rebs: Ponitka 7
Asts: Slaughter 5
Wukesong Arena, Beijing
Referees: Aleksandar Glišić (SRB), Yu Jung (TPE), Takaki Kato (JPN)

Fifth place matchEdit

14 September 2019
20:00
Serbia   90–81   Czech Republic
Scoring by quarter: 20–20, 21–30, 28–12, 21–19
Pts: Bogdanović 31
Rebs: Jokić 14
Asts: Jokić 7
Pts: Auda 16
Rebs: Balvín 10
Asts: Satoranský 6
Wukesong Arena, Beijing
Referees: Guilherme Locatelli (BRA), Georgios Poursanidis (GRE), Michael Weiland (CAN)

Bronze medal matchEdit

15 September 2019
16:00
France   67–59   Australia
Scoring by quarter: 11–16, 10–14, 21–16, 25–13
Pts: De Colo 19
Rebs: Poirier 7
Asts: Batum 6
Pts: Ingles 17
Rebs: Bogut 6
Asts: Dellavedova 5
Wukesong Arena, Beijing
Referees: Roberto Vázquez (PUR), Ademir Zurapović (BIH), Ferdinand Pascual (PHI)

FinalEdit

15 September 2019
20:00
Argentina   75–95   Spain
Scoring by quarter: 14–23, 17–20, 16–23, 28–29
Pts: Deck 24
Rebs: Scola 8
Asts: Campazzo 8
Pts: Rubio 20
Rebs: Fernández 10
Asts: Gasol 7
Wukesong Arena, Beijing
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Yohan Rosso (FRA), Steve Anderson (USA)

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
    Spain[a] 8 8 0 675 560 +115 Qualification to Summer Olympics
    Argentina[b] 8 7 1 688 591 +97
    France[a] 8 6 2 669 587 +82 Qualification to Summer Olympics
4   Australia[c] 8 6 2 687 648 +39
5   Serbia 8 6 2 753 598 +155 Qualification to Olympic Qualifying Tournament[d]
6   Czech Republic 8 4 4 662 651 +11
7   United States[b] 8 6 2 692 587 +105 Qualification to Summer Olympics
8   Poland 8 4 4 619 644 −25 Qualification to Olympic Qualifying Tournament[d]
9   Lithuania 5 3 2 424 336 +88 Qualification to Olympic Qualifying Tournament[d]
10   Italy 5 3 2 431 371 +60
11   Greece 5 3 2 403 382 +21
12   Russia 5 3 2 373 358 +15
13   Brazil 5 3 2 409 427 −18 Qualification to Olympic Qualifying Tournament[d]
14   Venezuela 5 2 3 355 366 −11
15   Puerto Rico 5 2 3 349 402 −53
16   Dominican Republic 5 2 3 337 390 −53
17   Nigeria[e] 5 3 2 435 381 +54 Qualification to Summer Olympics
18   Germany 5 3 2 409 364 +45 Qualification to Olympic Qualifying Tournament[d]
19   New Zealand 5 3 2 497 470 +27
20   Tunisia 5 3 2 377 386 −9
21   Canada 5 2 3 445 413 +32 Qualification to Olympic Qualifying Tournament[d]
22   Turkey 5 2 3 434 427 +7
23   Iran[f] 5 2 3 379 372 +7 Qualification to Summer Olympics
24   China (H) 5 2 3 355 365 −10
25   Montenegro 5 1 4 370 406 −36
26   South Korea 5 1 4 361 438 −77
27   Angola 5 1 4 350 435 −85
28   Jordan 5 1 4 352 482 −130
29   Ivory Coast 5 0 5 326 400 −74
30   Senegal 5 0 5 330 432 −102
31   Japan[g] 5 0 5 334 464 −130 Already qualified to Summer Olympics
32   Philippines 5 0 5 352 499 −147
Source: FIBA[23]
Rules for classification: 1) Positions in each group; 2) Win / Loss ratio; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored; 5) Drawing of lots.
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Spain and France qualified to the Summer Olympics as the top 2 teams from FIBA Europe.
  2. ^ a b Argentina and USA qualified to the Summer Olympics as the top 2 teams from FIBA Americas.
  3. ^ Australia qualified to the Summer Olympics as top team from FIBA Oceania.
  4. ^ a b c d e f The 16 Best non-qualifying teams will proceed to Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
  5. ^ Nigeria qualified to the Summer Olympics as top team from FIBA Africa.
  6. ^ Iran qualified to the Summer Olympics as top team from FIBA Asia.
  7. ^ Japan qualified to the Summer Olympics as host country.

AwardsEdit

The all-star team and MVP were announced on 15 September 2019.[24]


 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Champion 
 
Spain
2nd title

All-Tournament TeamEdit

All-Star Team
Guards Forwards Center
  Ricky Rubio
  Bogdan Bogdanović
  Luis Scola
  Evan Fournier
  Marc Gasol
MVP:   Ricky Rubio

Statistical leadersEdit

Player tournament averagesEdit

Category Player Team Average
Points Ra Gun-ah   South Korea 23.0
Rebounds Ra Gun-ah   South Korea 12.8
Assists Dennis Schröder   Germany 9.4
Steals Omar Abada   Tunisia 2.6
Blocks Salah Mejri   Tunisia 3.2

Team tournament averagesEdit

Category Team Average
Points   New Zealand 99.4
Rebounds   United States 43.6
Assists   Serbia 25.9
Steals   Nigeria 11.2
Blocks   Nigeria 6.2

Player game highsEdit

Category Player Team Opponent Total
Points Ahmet Düverioğlu   Jordan   Dominican Republic 34
Dar Tucker   Jordan   Senegal
Yuta Watanabe   Japan   Montenegro
Patty Mills   Australia   Spain
Rebounds Hamed Haddadi   Iran   Puerto Rico 16
Ra Gun-ah   South Korea   Ivory Coast
Rudy Gobert   France   United States
Assists Scottie Wilbekin   Turkey   Montenegro 13
Tomáš Satoranský   Czech Republic   Australia
Steals Omar Abada   Tunisia   Puerto Rico 6
Blocks Salah Mejri   Tunisia   Angola 8

Team game highsEdit

Category Team Opponent Total
Points   Canada   Jordan 126
  Serbia   Philippines
Rebounds  United States   Japan 58
Assists   Canada   Jordan 37
  Serbia   Philippines
Steals   Argentina   Poland 16
Blocks   Nigeria   Argentina 10
  Montenegro   Japan
Difference   Serbia   Philippines 59

MarketingEdit

 
Opening ceremony of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

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. The logo was created by Shanghai based agency Flagship.[25]

SponsorsEdit

Infront China became 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.[26]

MascotEdit

An international mascot design competition was organized with the winning mascot chosen by fans. Yan Xu's design, a Chinese Dragon-inspired mascot named Son of Dreams, was announced to be the winning mascot on 18 April 2018. Son of Dreams was born in China on 8 August 2015 one day after China was announced as the host according to the mascot's fictional biography. The magical horns of the mascot is described as having the ability to give the dragon "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. 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.[27]

BallEdit

On 16 March 2019, FIBA revealed the official ball that would be used in the World Cup, Molten BG5000, designed by Molten.[28]

Official songEdit

The song "Champion" was released on 24 July 2019, and performed by American singer-songwriter Jason Derulo featuring Chinese singer Tia Ray. It was performed both in English and the host language Chinese.

Issues and concernsEdit

There were concerns from national federations that they would not be able to play the qualifiers with players from top professional leagues globally (the National Basketball Association and EuroLeague), which was possible with professional leagues operating in mid-year.[29]

BroadcastersEdit

The television rights holders by territory as follows:

Territory Rights holder Ref
Andorra [30]
Angola TPA [30]
Argentina [31][32]
Australia Fox Sports [33]
Baltic states TVPlay Sports [30]
Belgium BeTV [30]
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sport Klub [30]
Brazil SporTV [34]
Bulgaria BNT [30]
Canada DAZN [35]
China [30]
Croatia [30]
Cuba ICRT [30]
Cyprus CYTA [30]
Czech Republic ČT [30]
Estonia TV3 [30]
Finland Yle [36]
France Canal+ [37]
Georgia GPB [30]
Germany Magenta Sport [38]
Greece ERT [39]
Hong Kong I-Cable [40]
Hungary M4 Sport [30]
Iceland RÚV [30]
India FanCode [30]
Indonesia TVRI [41]
Ireland Eurosport [30]
Israel Sport 5 [42]
Italy Sky Sport [43]
Japan [30][44]
Kosovo RTK [30]
Latin America [45][30]
Latvia TV3 [30]
Lebanon LBC [30]
Lithuania TV3 [30]
Macau TDM [46]
Malaysia Astro [30]
MENA beIN Sports [30]
Mongolia NTV [30]
Montenegro [30]
Netherlands Ziggo [30]
New Zealand [47]
Nordic NENT [30]
North Macedonia Sport Klub [30]
Pacific Islands Melania Media [30]
Paraguay TigoStarTV [30]
Philippines [48]
Poland TVP [49]
Portugal Eleven Sports [50]
Puerto Rico WAPA-TV [30]
Qatar Al Kass [30]
Russia Match TV [30]
Senegal RTS [30]
Serbia [30]
Singapore StarHub [51]
Slovenia Pop TV [30]
South Korea SPOTV [30]
Spain [52][53]
Sub-Saharan Africa [54][30]
Switzerland [30]
Taiwan Eleven Sports [55]
Turkey [30]
Ukraine XSPORT [30]
United Kingdom Eurosport [30]
United States ESPN [56]
Uruguay ANTEL [30]
Vietnam HTV [30]

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