The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 has been nothing short of dramatic, and as we approach the final day of the Classification 17-32 Round, anticipation is building for more excitement. Sixteen teams are now in the race for the World Cup title in the Second Round, while another 16 teams are battling for Olympic qualification through the classification 17-32 Round. To keep you informed, we’ve done the calculations so you don’t have to!
Olympic Games Qualification – September 2nd, 17-32 Classification Round
All Asian teams remain in contention to directly qualify for the Olympic Games as the highest-ranked team from Asia in the World Cup.
Japan holds its destiny in its own hands. They face a crucial “Final for Olympic Qualification” match against Cape Verde at home. A win for Japan secures their qualification.
If Japan loses to Cape Verde, all Asian teams are still in contention.
All African teams are still in the running to directly qualify for the Olympic Games next year as the highest-ranked team from Africa in the World Cup.
Egypt and South Sudan are well-positioned after securing victories and improving to 2-2 records.
Egypt will qualify for Paris if they beat NZL and ANG beats SSD.
South Sudan will qualify for Paris if they beat ANG, and NZL beats EGY.
In case both South Sudan and Egypt win, the team with the highest points difference will qualify.
Currently, Egypt has a +3 point difference, while South Sudan has a +2 point difference.
If both South Sudan and Egypt lose, the race for the best-ranked African team in the World Cup will be wide open.
Americas and Europe
No other team can secure direct qualification for the Olympic Games on September 2.