The FIBA Basketball World Cup fixtures for 2023 are now available. This basketball competition starts on Friday August 25 and concludes with the final on Sunday September 10.
What is the FIBA World Cup Format?
In the upcoming Basketball World Cup, 32 teams will compete across eight qualification groups. Also, each group has four teams who will play each other once.
Then, once the three initial group games are complete, the tournament splits into a second group stage. Here the teams that finished top or second in their first group face off to qualify for the quarter finals.
Moreover, the teams that finished third and fourth in the first group stage are eliminated from the competition. But, these nations continue to participate in classification games.
Once the second group round is complete, the top two nations of each group head to the quarter final stages. Then, the winners of these go to the semi-finals and finals if they’re successful.
Where can I get FIBA World Cup predictions?
During the FIBA schedule, you can find basketball matches wager on. Many of the best betting sites in Nigeria will have markets available for the FIBA basketball World Cup. Furthermore, you can also make predictions on match winners, scores, under/over stats and individual player betting.
Learn more about the FIBA World Cup predictions.
FIBA World Cup Group Stage fixtures
Here, you can view an overview of the FIBA Basketball World Cup fixtures 2023 for each group.
Angola, Dominican Republic, Philippines, Italy will compete in Group A. Italy enter as group favourites following a EuroBasket quarterfinals run, while host nation the Philippines are competing in a second consecutive World Cup finals. However, the potential group leaders will face a tough challenge from the Dominican Republic and Angola. The Dominican Republic eliminated Argentina in the 2019 competition, while Angola is one of the strongest African nations in basketball.
South Sudan, Serbia, China, Puerto Rico participate in Group B. The likes of Puerto Rico and China have plenty of experience at previous World Cups with 24 finals appearances between them. But Serbia is an up and coming nation and finished second in 2014. South Sudan are group outsiders as the African nation is making its World Cup debut.
Group C is made up of the USA, Jordan, Greece, and New Zealand. USA is one of the pre-tournament favourites. The nation has some of the best NBA players available and they are likely to win the group. However, Greece and New Zealand also have quality to progress through the qualifiers, while Jordan are the outsiders.
The four teams in Group D are Egypt, Mexico, Montenegro, and Lithuania. In this group, Lithuania is the favourites and the European nation has finished third in the World Cup before. Egypt is also strong and is the highest ranked African country. Mexico also has a host of strong players, while Montenegro comes in as outsiders. A match to watch on the schedule from this group is the opening game of Egypt vs Lithuania on August 25.
Germany, Finland, Australia, and Japan take part in Group E. Australia are group favourites as the 2019 semi-finalists have a squad stacked with NBA talent.Also, Germany are ranked 11th and finished third in the 2022 EuroBasket finals. Finland are making their first finals appearance since 2014 and could struggle. Co-hosts Japan are also ranked as the lowest nation in the group.
Slovenia, Cape Verde, Georgia, Venezuela are the four nations in Group F. Slovenia are likely favourites to win Group F. The European nation is one of the strongest nations at the World Cup, led by NBA star Luka Doncic. Venezuela is also the highest-ranked South American nation and will be confident of qualification. However, Cape Verde and Georgia are making their World Cup debuts and face tricky competition in Group F.
In Group G, Iran, Spain, Côte d’Ivoire, and Brazil face off. Two time winners Spain and Brazil are the standout teams in these group qualifiers. In the second group match, Spain took on Brazil in a huge clash of the tournament schedule.
Group H, containing Canada, Latvia, Lebanon, France is set to provide several competitive fixtures. Canada has a host of NBA talent in their ranks and will be considered favourites. Yet France are Eurobasket runners up and Lebanon are playing in their fifth World Cup. Latvia have quality, but are the lowest ranked nation in this tough group.
Where Can I Bet on The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023?
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FAQs About the FIBA Basketball World Cup Fixtures
Lastly, you can find answers to the most common questions about the FIBA World Cup fixtures 2023.
How many games are there in the FIBA World Cup?
In total, 48 FIBA World Cup fixtures 2023 will take place.
Who will host the 2023 FIBA World Cup?
The 2023 FIBA finals take place in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia.
How many times has Nigeria been in the FIBA World Cup?
Previously, Nigeria has never won the FIBA World Cup finals. The nation has qualified for the finals three times.
Is Nigeria going for the FIBA World Cup?
No, Nigeria did not progress through the qualifiers and it will not feature at the 2023 FIBA World Cup.
How many teams will play in the FIBA World Cup 2023?
32 nations will compete at the finals.
Who are the favourites to win the FIBA World Cup this year?
Currently, World Cup holders Spain are the favourites to win the title. However, the United States are also in contention to win the competition.
Do NBA players participate in the FIBA World Cup?
Several NBA players will compete for their nations at the upcoming World Cup. The likes of Jamal Murray and Anthony Edwards will participate this year.
Did Nigeria qualify for FIBA 2023?
Nigeria did not reach the World Cup this year and will not compete in the finals.
How many African teams qualified for the FIBA World Cup 2023?
Five African nations reached the 2023 World Cup for basketball. These teams are Angola, South Sudan, Egypt, Cape Verde and Cote d’Ivoire.