2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup

The 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup will be the 19th tournament of the FIBA Basketball World Cup for national men's basketball teams. This will be the second tournament under the new cycle which started in 2019.

2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup
Piala Dunia Bola Basket FIBA 2023[1]
FIBA basukettobōru wārudo kappu 2023
2023 FIBA World Cup logo.png
Tournament details
Host countriesIndonesia
Dates1 – 17 September[3]
Teams32 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
2027 →

It is expected that there will be 32 teams in the tournament. As announced on 9 December 2017, this will be the first World Cup to be hosted by multiple nations: the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia from 1 to 17 September 2023.[3] It is the first World Cup to be hosted in Indonesia, and the second to be hosted in both the Philippines and Japan since they first hosted the tournament in 1978 and 2006 respectively.

Spain will be the defending champions, having beaten Argentina in the 2019 final.

Host selectionEdit

On 7 June 2016, FIBA approved the bidding process for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.[4] On 1 June 2017, FIBA confirmed the list of candidates for the hosting of the World Cup.

  •   Argentina /   Uruguay
  •   Philippines /   Japan /   Indonesia
  •   Russia (withdrawn)
  •   Turkey (withdrawn)

Solo bidders Russia and Turkey ended their bids, leaving joint bids of Philippines–Japan–Indonesia and Argentina–Uruguay left in the race. On 9 December 2017, it was announced that the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia won the bid against Argentina and Uruguay and will host the upcoming World Cup.[5][6]


During the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China, the three host countries for the 2023 World Cup sent representatives to observe the tournament.[7] Representatives from the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia, as well as from the playing venues had a full-scale briefing from 10 to 15 September 2019 and observed the tournament's final phase. The delegations also observed the FIBA Congress and the Opening Ceremonies.[8]

In May 2019, a team of representatives from the Philippines visited China to check and inspect on the venues to be used for the 2019 World Cup, to learn on how preparations are being done, that can also be utilized for the 2023 edition. Among these venues were the Wukesong Arena in Beijing, the Foshan International Sports and Cultural Center in Foshan, and the Wuhan Gymnasium in Wuhan.[9]

During a visit to Switzerland, FIBA Central Board Member Erick Thohir and Indonesian vice president Jusuf Kalla, along with other officials, met with FIBA Secretary-General Andreas Zagklis and other officials, to show Indonesia's readiness to host the World Cup, as well as the support provided by the Indonesian government.[10] Prior to the meeting with FIBA, Vice President Kalla, Mr. Thohir, and other officials, visited the International Olympic Committee headquarters, and met with IOC President Thomas Bach, expressing their seriousness to host the 2032 Summer Olympics.[11]

A turnover ceremony was held at halftime of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Final between Argentina and Spain at the Wukesong Arena in Beijing, to officially hand over the hosting rights of the FIBA Basketball World Cup from China to the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia.[12]FIBA Central Board members Manuel V. Pangilinan from the Philippines, Yuko Mitsuya from Japan, and Erick Thohir from Indonesia, received the FIBA Flag from Yao Ming, chairman of the Chinese Basketball Association.[13] Also present at the turnover ceremony were then-FIBA President Horacio Muratore and FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Global Ambassador Kobe Bryant.

Currently, preparations are ongoing for the 2023 edition of the World Cup.


Six venues from six host cities will host matches for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.[14] Metro Manila will host four Preliminary Round Groups, two Second Round Groups and the Final tournament phase from the Quarterfinals onwards. On the other hand, Okinawa and Jakarta will each be host to two Preliminary Round Groups and one Second Round Group.

In the Philippines, there will be four venues that will be used for the World Cup: The PhilSports Arena in Pasig, Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, and the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. The Mall of Asia Arena hosted the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship, the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila, and hosted the 5v5 basketball events of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. The Smart Araneta Coliseum hosted the 1978 FIBA World Championship. The PhilSports Arena hosted the 2011 FIBA Asia Champions Cup. The Philippine Arena has a 55,000 seating capacity, and is poised to host the World Cup Final. The arena also hosted the opening ceremony of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.

There will be one venue each in Japan and Indonesia. The Okinawa Arena in Okinawa, upon completion, will have a 10,000 seating capacity and will be the new home arena of the Ryukyu Golden Kings of the Japanese B.League. The Istora Gelora Bung Karno in Jakarta was renovated for the 2018 Asian Games, hosted by Jakarta and Palembang, and hosted the basketball tournament's later rounds of the said event.

Bulacan Metro Manila
Bocaue Quezon City Pasay Pasig
Philippine Arena
Capacity: 55,000
Smart Araneta Coliseum
Capacity: 25,000
(renovated venue[17])
Mall of Asia Arena
Capacity: 20,000
PhilSports Arena
Capacity: 10,000
Location of the venues for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup
Venues within Metro Manila
Indonesia Japan
Jakarta Okinawa City
Istora Gelora Bung Karno
Capacity: 7,166[18]
(renovated venue)
Okinawa Arena
Capacity: 10,000
(new venue)


Philippines, Japan and Indonesia as co-hosts automatically qualify for the tournament when they were awarded hosting rights. However, the automatic qualification for Indonesia is provisional with FIBA imposing a strict condition that the country will have to make its national team competitive by 2021.[19] In order for Indonesia to automatically qualify it had to qualify for the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup first and finish at least tenth place in the competition.[20] If so, Indonesia will make their FIBA Basketball World Cup debut.

Team Qualification Appearance Best performance FIBA World Ranking
As Date Last Total Streak
  Indonesia Host 9 December 2017 Debut
  Japan 2019 5 2 11th place (1967)
  Philippines 2019 7 3 3rd place (1954)


The final draw will take place in Manila, six months before the tournament starts.


Similar to the 2019 edition, the tournament will be played in three stages. In the first stage, the 32 qualified teams will be sorted into eight groups of four (A–H), each team in a group will play each other once. The top two teams from each group will then advance to the second group stage. In the second group stage there will be four groups (I–L) of four made up of the teams that advanced from the first round, again playing each other once. The top two teams from groups I to L will qualify for the final knockout phase.[citation needed]


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