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What is the FIBA World Cup?

  • 32 teams qualified from 94 national federations that entered
  • All 92 games shown live and on-demand on Courtside 1891
  • FIBA Basketball World Cup hosted in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia
  • 2 group stages and a 3 round single elimination game final phase
  • Defending champions from 2019 is Spain

When is the FIBA Basketball World Cup?

25th August to 10th September 2023

What Times Are the FIBA Basketball World Cup Games On?

Games start between 16:00 and 16:30 (GMT+8 & GMT+9). There are eight games each day, with the final game starting at 20:30 (GMT+7) each night.

Check out the Courtside 1891 Game Center for matchup times in your country as well as the official FIBA World Cup schedule page.

How To Watch the FIBA Basketball World Cup?

As FIBA’s premium streaming partner for the world cup, Courtside 1891 is the only platform with access to every 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup game. Each game is potentially subject to local market rights restrictions where official FIBA broadcast partners have exclusivity. Check out our ‘where to watch’ page for the latest information.

As well as basketball world cup live streams, Courtside 1891 has exclusive highlights packages to suit die-hard basketball fans and casual viewers alike. Customers can watch the exhilarating action across multiple devices. Do not forget to download the app for free via the App Store for Apple devices and Google Play for Android smartphones.

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Which teams have qualified for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023?

Cape Verde
Cote D'Ivoire
Dominican Republic
New Zealand
Puerto Rico
South Sudan

How does the FIBA World Cup work?

This year’s men's basketball world cup competition system consists of two group stages and a three-round single elimination game final phase. At every stage, there are also classification games to establish the final rankings of every team that competes in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.

The tournament will take place across four arenas and each arena will host two groups of four teams.

There are two arenas in the Philippines’ capital city of Manila. The Arneta Coliseum will host Group A featuring Gilas Pilipinas and Serbia in Group B. The Mall of Asia Arena is where Team USA and Greece will battle it out in Group C. Mexico’s ‘12 Guerreros’ are among the four teams looking to advance from Group D.

The beautiful Japanese island of Okinawa is the setting for Group E, seen as the group of death by many, with Germany, Australia, Japan, and Finland all competing for two quarter final places. Many fans will hope to see Slovenian superstar Luka Dončić put on a show in Group F.

Defending Champions, Spain starts their title defence in Jakarta, Indonesia. Among their Group G opponents are two-time title winners, Brazil. Finally, Group H sees four nations that had strong FIBA World Cup 2023 qualifying campaigns all go head-to-head in the shape of France, Lebanon, Latvia, and Canada.

As the competition draws closer, make sure you are subscribed to our Courtside 1891 email alerts to discover when the superstars of the game such as Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokić, and Karl-Anthony Towns, are confirmed to be displaying their electrifying plays during the 2023 FIBA World Cup.


Time to get excited about basketball

Anticipation is building for the 19th and latest instalment of the basketball World Cup. The journey began in 2020 with 94 national federations dreaming of making it to the Finals. A three-year FIBA Qualifiers campaign saw 32 teams punch their ticket to the biggest event on the FIBA basketball calendar.

For the first time in the competition’s rich history, FIBA World Cup 2023 will be held across multiple countries. The Philippines, Japan and Indonesia are hosting this year’s tournament. Since the inaugural 1950 contest that was held in Argentina, 15 different nations have hosted the tournament.

In 2019, the basketball World Cup had a TV audience reach of 3 billion, with a further 1.5 billion views on social media. Held in China, the latest basketball World Cup winners were Spain, for the second time in their history.

Whether you are a die-hard basketball fan or a casual viewer, this comprehensive guide will provide you with everything you need to know about the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

The History of the FIBA World Cup

The FIBA Basketball World Cup, formerly known as the FIBA World Championship, has evolved into one of the most highly anticipated international basketball tournaments. It features teams from four sporting continents competing to lift The Naismith Trophy, named after the inventor of basketball, James Naismith. The trophy was first awarded to the Soviet Union in 1967, who were the first team from outside the Americas to win the competition. There have only been six different champions since Argentina won on home soil in 1950.

1994 was the first tournament to feature active US NBA players. Held in Canada, the star-studded Team USA roster included basketball icons such as Shaquille O'Neal, Shawn Kemp, and Reggie Miller. They dominated the field, securing the third of five FIBA titles for the Americans. The name FIBA stands for Fédération Internationale de Basketball Amateur, and it was only after this tournament that the competition was deemed fully professional.

In the corresponding years, NBA current and future Hall of Famers such as Paul Pierce, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Steph Curry, Kevin Durrant, Anthony Davis, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, and Jason Tatum have all competed in the FIBA World Cup.


Where To Stream Men's FIBA World Cup Qualifying Games?

Courtside 1891 has a full archive of on-demand full game, highlights and game MVP mixtapes for every nation competing at the 2023 FIBA World Cup. Head over to the Competition and Team page in the main navigation menu to find what you are looking for from the hundreds of videos we have free to watch for Courtside 1891 Plus plan subscribers.

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