The third and last window of the first round has started on 27 June and will continue till 7 July. This will determine which teams will make it to the second phase across all regions. Here is a brief tour of the opening round of the qualifications. It will include lots of basketball action throughout the globe. A review of the selection procedure is also explained.
Qualifiers Format Recap
Teams are placed into groups for the first round, which consists of three windows. Every team will play their group twice, once at home and once away.
After these initial games, the top three sides from each group will lead to the second round. Winning teams will combine to form six-team groups. There will be two six-team groups each for Asia, Africa, and the Americas, and four for Europe.
Again, teams will come together to play each other at home and away across three windows. The top three teams from each group in the European area will go to the World Cup, giving the region a total of 12 countries to choose between.
The top two teams from each round in Africa, together with the best third-place team, will punch their tickets, whilst the top three teams from each group in the Americas, along with the best fourth-place team, will do so. Apart from these countries, Indonesia are required to make a significant improvement in their overall ranking to make it through the quarterfinals at this year’s FIBA Asia Cup.
The top three teams from each group, along with the Philippines and Japan, will qualify for the World Cup by the end of the second window. As Indonesia has already secured their position, only the best third-placed team in contrast to the top two sides from each group will advance.
When is the FIBA 2023 World Cup?
The 2023 World Cup will be played in three countries Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines. FIBA World Cup will commence from August 25 to September 10, 2023. Marking the first time the competition will be divided across many countries.