FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifier games Draw results
9/2/2021 8:48:18 AM
MIES (Switzerland) - The much-awaited Draw for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers took place under high-luminosity television studio lights inside the Patrick Baumann House of Basketball on Tuesday afternoon.
The qualifiers draw marks the tip-off for men's national teams trying to successfully play their way to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023. Set to take place in two years in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia, the FIBA Basketball World Cup’s 2023 edition marks the first time multiple countries will host this showpiece event.
Continuing with the success of the FIBA Competition System implemented in 2017 for team qualification to the 2019 World Cup, the process of qualifying for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 will include six windows over 15 months across the four regions of Africa, Americas, Asia/Oceania and Europe.
Two-time World Cup winner Rudy Fernandez took part in the proceedings from the FIBA Headquarters after FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis provided the draw's opening remarks.
A host of sporting luminaries joined the captain of Spain's golden basketball generation virtually from a Manila-based broadcast studio. These included FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Board Member Manuel V. Pangilinan and weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, the Philippine’s first Olympic gold medalist.
Spanish Basketball President Jorge Garbajosa provided a moment of levity by delivering the Naismith Trophy to the stage.
Eighty national teams were drawn across four different draws, one for each region - Africa, Americas, Asia/Oceania and Europe.
Here are the results: