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FIBA sets dates for 2023 Basketball World Cup

Spain is the defending champion of the FIBA World Cup, which will next be held from August 25 through September 10 in 2023, beating Argentina for the title in Beijing last August.

By: AP | Published: May 11, 2020 7:19:35 pm
Spain’s players celebrate with the trophy after winning the 2019 FIBA World Cup. (Source: Reuters)

FIBA has set the dates for the next Basketball World Cup, announcing Monday that the 2023 event will take place from August 25 through September 10 of that year.

Group games will be played in Indonesia, Japan, and the Philippines. The final phase, including the medal games, will be played in Manila.

It will be the first time that the World Cup, formerly called the world championships, will be played across multiple countries.

Pre-qualifying games for the 2023 World Cup started in February. FIBA plans to have the qualifying field down to 80 teams by November 2021, and those nations will be pared down to the 32 World Cup-bound teams by February 2023.

Spain is the defending champion, beating Argentina for the title in Beijing last August.

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