2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup

The 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup will be the 19th tournament of the FIBA Basketball World Cup for national men's basketball teams.

2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup
Piala Dunia Bola Basket FIBA 2023[1]
FIBA Basukettobōru Wārudo Kappu 2023
Tournament details
Host countriesIndonesia
DatesAugust 25 – September 10
Teams32 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)

It is expected that there will be 32 teams in the tournament. As announced on December 9, 2017, this will be the first World Cup to be hosted by multiple nations: the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia from August 25 to September 10, 2023.[3] It is the first World Cup to be hosted in Indonesia, and the second to be hosted in both the Philippines and Japan since they first hosted the tournament in 1978 and 2006, respectively.

The tournament will serve as qualification for the 2024 Summer Olympics, where the top two teams from each of the Americas and Europe, and the top team from each of Africa, Asia and Oceania, will qualify alongside the tournament's host France.

Spain will be the defending champions, having beaten Argentina in the 2019 final.

Host selectionEdit

On June 7, 2016, FIBA approved the bidding process for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.[4] On June 1, 2017, FIBA confirmed the list of candidates for the hosting of the World Cup.

  • Argentina / Uruguay
  • Philippines / Japan / Indonesia
  • Russia (withdrawn)
  • Turkey (withdrawn)

Solo bidders Russia and Turkey ended their bids, leaving joint bids of Philippines–Japan–Indonesia and Argentina–Uruguay left in the race. On December 9, 2017, it was announced that the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia won the bid against Argentina and Uruguay and will host the upcoming World Cup.[5][6]

Development & preparationsEdit


During the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China, the three host countries for the 2023 World Cup sent representatives to observe the tournament.[7] Representatives from the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia, as well as from the playing venues had a full-scale briefing from September 10 to 15, 2019 and observed the tournament's final phase. The delegations also observed the FIBA Congress and the Opening Ceremonies.[8]

In May 2019, Representatives from the Philippines visited China to check and inspect on the venues to be used for the 2019 World Cup, to learn on how preparations are being done, that can be utilized for the 2023 edition. Among these venues were the Wukesong Arena in Beijing, the Foshan International Sports and Cultural Center in Foshan, and the Wuhan Gymnasium in Wuhan.[9]

During a visit to Switzerland, FIBA Central board member Erick Thohir and Indonesian vice president Jusuf Kalla, along with other officials, met with FIBA Secretary-General Andreas Zagklis and other officials, to show Indonesia's readiness to host the World Cup, as well as the support provided by the Indonesian government.[10] Prior to the meeting with FIBA, Vice President Kalla, Mr. Thohir, and other officials, visited the International Olympic Committee headquarters, and met with IOC President Thomas Bach, expressing their seriousness to host the 2032 Summer Olympics.[11]

A turnover ceremony was held at halftime of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Final between Argentina and Spain at the Wukesong Arena in Beijing, to officially hand over the hosting rights of the FIBA Basketball World Cup from China to the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia.[12] FIBA Central Board members Manuel V. Pangilinan from the Philippines, Yuko Mitsuya from Japan, and Erick Thohir from Indonesia, received the FIBA Flag from Yao Ming, chairman of the Chinese Basketball Association.[13] Also present at the turnover ceremony were then-FIBA President Horacio Muratore and FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Global Ambassador Kobe Bryant.


During FIBA Executive Committee's meeting on January 31, 2020, International Olympic Committee and FIBA Executive Committee member Richard Carrión was appointed as the Chairman of the Joint Management Committee for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023. FIBA Oceania Executive Director David Crocker will also be the tournament's Executive Director.[14]

Indonesian Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali revealed plans for a new arena to be built in Jakarta for the tournament, with a capacity of between 15,000 and 20,000. According to Danny Kosasih, president of the Indonesian Basketball Association (PERBASI), President Joko Widodo has granted a permit for its construction.[15] The arena will reportedly be similar to that of the Staples Center in Los Angeles.[16]

The schedule of the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup was announced on May 11, 2020. The tournament will be held from August 25 to September 10, 2023.[17]

On August 25, 2020, three years before the start of the tournament, Okinawa City officials conducted a symposium on the construction of an acceptable system for the World Cup. The local organizing committee for the city's hosting was also formed during the same event. In attendance were Okinawa City Mayor Sachio Kuwae, Okinawa Chamber of Commerce President Toshiyuki Miyazato, and Ryukyu Golden Kings President Tatsuro Kimura.[18]

On October 16, 2020, during a visit to Switzerland, Indonesian Minister of State-Owned Enterprises and FIBA Central board member Erick Thohir visited the FIBA Headquarters in Mies, Switzerland to convey the progress of Indonesia's preparations for the World Cup, as well as the development of the country's national team.[19] Thohir mentioned that the Istora Gelora Bung Karno was only approved for the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup, which will be hosted by the country,[20] but not for the World Cup. There are two options for the venue - to build a new arena or use an existing facility.[21]


The Okinawa Arena hosted a "pre-opening event" from April to May 2021, which consisted of home games of the Ryukyu Golden Kings. Full operations of the arena began in June 2021.[22]

On August 31, 2021, the draw for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers was held in Mies, Switzerland. In attendance were FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis, Spanish Basketball Federation President Jorge Garbajosa, and 2006 and 2019 World Cup champion Rudy Fernández. Representatives from the Philippines attended the event virtually from Manila, which included FIBA Central Board member Manuel V. Pangilinan and 2020 Summer Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz.[23]

According to Nirmala Dewi, Secretary-General of the Indonesian Basketball Association (PERBASI), the groundbreaking for the new arena to be built at the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex in Jakarta is planned for December 2021.[24] The new venue, known as the Gelora Bung Karno Indoor Multifunction Stadium (IMS), is also set to open by July 2023. Construction of the venue began in December 2021.[25]


Five venues from five host cities will host matches for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Three cities in the Greater Manila Area will host four Preliminary Round Groups, two Second Round Groups, and the Final tournament phase from the Quarterfinals onwards. On the other hand, Okinawa and Jakarta will each be host to two Preliminary Round Groups and one Second Round Group. The Philippines will host 16 teams while Japan and Indonesia will host 8 teams each.

In the Philippines, there will be three venues that will be used for the World Cup: The Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, and the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. The Mall of Asia Arena hosted the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship, the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila, and hosted the 5v5 basketball events of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. The arena also hosted three FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers games of the Philippines. The Smart Araneta Coliseum hosted the 1978 FIBA World Championship. The Philippine Arena has a 55,000 seating capacity and is poised to host the tournament's final phase and the World Cup Final. The arena also hosted the 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup and the opening ceremony of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.

There will be one venue each in Japan and Indonesia. The Okinawa Arena in Okinawa has a 10,000 seating capacity and is the new home arena of the Ryukyu Golden Kings of the Japanese B.League. The arena also hosted exhibition games involving the Japanese men's basketball team in preparation for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Initially, the Istora Gelora Bung Karno in Jakarta was the venue to be used for the tournament. However, FIBA Central Board member Erick Thohir mentioned that the said venue was only approved for the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup (postponed to 2022) to be hosted by the city, but not for the World Cup. During the draw for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers on 31 August 2021, it was revealed that a new venue located at the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex will be used for the tournament,[26] with a seating capacity of 16,000 spectators.[27]

Bulacan Metro Manila
Bocaue Quezon City Pasay
Philippine Arena
Capacity: 55,000
Smart Araneta Coliseum
Capacity: 25,000
(renovated venue[30])
Mall of Asia Arena
Capacity: 20,000
Host cities FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Venues within Metro Manila
  Indonesia   Japan
Jakarta Okinawa City
Gelora Bung Karno Indoor Multifunction Stadium
Capacity: 16,000
(new venue)
Okinawa Arena
Capacity: 10,000
(new venue)



David Stockton (left) and Javier Mojica during a February 2022 qualifying game at Capital One Arena

As co-hosts, Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia automatically qualify for the tournament when they were awarded hosting rights. However, the automatic qualification for Indonesia is provisional, with FIBA imposing a strict condition that the country will have to make its national team competitive by 2021.[31] In order for Indonesia to automatically qualify, it had to qualify for the 2022 FIBA Asia Cup (postponed from 2021) first and finish at least in eighth place.[32][33] If so, Indonesia will make their FIBA Basketball World Cup debut. On 18 December 2020, Indonesia was awarded the hosting rights for the 2021 Asia Cup, automatically sealing their place in that tournament.[34]

Team Qualification Appearance Best performance FIBA World Ranking
As Date Last Total Streak
  Japan Host December 9, 2017 2019 5 2 11th place (1967) 40[35]
  Philippines 2019 7 3 3rd place (1954) 31[35]


The final draw will take place in Manila in March 2023.


Similar to the 2019 edition, 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.[36]



The official logo for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 was unveiled on December 4, 2020. The logo's concept consist of three main elements. The heart symbolizes the passion for the game, the Naismith Trophy represents the prize given to the winner of the World Cup, and the "23" represents the year of the World Cup.[37] The logo for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup has already been agreed upon as early as July 2019 and only needed to be approved by FIBA as of that time.[38]

There are also host city logos for Manila, Jakarta, and Okinawa. The Manila logo features a Jeepney, the most popular mean of transportation in the Philippines. Logos for Jakarta and Okinawa feature several landmarks - the Shuri Castle in Shuri, Okinawa and the Monas, the national monument of Indonesia, located in Jakarta.


On November 28, 2020, FIBA released the slogan for the World Cup, "Don't Miss A Beat" in their social media accounts to mark 1,000 days to go before the tournament.[39]

The slogan "Win For All" was also released on August 31, 2021, during the qualifiers draw.[40]


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