The United States, which is aiming to regain the No. 1 ranking, will play the first round group stage in Group C.
The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) held the draw for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Manila, Philippines on the 29th. The draw was held in the presence of Luis Scola (Argentina), World Cup ambassador, and Dirk Nowitzki (Germany), FIBA Athlete Commissioner.
The group draw was held with the 1st to 8th seeds divided based on the FIBA ranking and continent. In addition, the co-hosts, the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia, were each able to select one team to conduct the group stage in their respective countries for the box office success of the tournament. As a result, it was decided that the United States would be drawn in Groups A-D (Manila, Philippines), Slovenia in Groups E-F (Okinawa, Japan), and Canada in Groups G-H (Jakarta, Indonesia).
As a result of the lottery, the United States, which is aiming to regain the top spot in the rankings, was placed in Group C along with Jordan, Greece and New Zealand. 1st place Spain was placed in Group G along with Iran, Côte d’Ivoire and Brazil. The hosts, the Philippines, are in Group A along with Angola, the Dominican Republic and Italy. Japan will play Group C qualifiers with Germany, Finland and Australia. Another host country, Indonesia, was eliminated in the first round of Asian qualifiers.
Korea also failed to qualify for the World Cup. Korea was scheduled for the World Cup Asian qualifiers in February of last year, but was disqualified from FIBA after withdrawing from the aftermath of Corona 19. The Korea Basketball Association sent an official letter requesting consideration that it was a Corona 19 pandemic situation, but FIBA did not accept it.
A total of 32 countries will be drawn into 8 groups for the first round of the World Cup in a full league format. Then, the top two teams advance to the second round and advance to the quarterfinals, and another group stage will be held. The second round continues with the results of the first round carried over, and the ranking is determined by playing against two teams that did not face each other in the first round. From the quarterfinals, it will be held in a tournament format. 크크크벳
Meanwhile, the World Cup will be held from August 25th to September 10th. Up to the second round, three countries will be held, and the tournament will be held in the Philippines.