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The 2023 FIBA World Cup: Updates and results

The biggest basketball event of the year is happening in the Philippines: the 2023 FIBA World Cup!

The Philippines will host some of the world’s best basketball players as they vie for the Naismith Trophy and the chance to earn the title of being the best basketball team in the world.

Tournament format and results

The World Cup is composed of 32 teams who have earned the right to play through continental qualifiers held from 2022 up to early this year.

The teams were earlier divided in eight groups of four and will play in four different venues across the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia.

Group A (Smart Araneta Coliseum, Manila)

Group B (Smart Araneta Coliseum, Manila)

  • South Sudan
    • vs. Puerto Rico (August 26)
    • vs. China (August 28)
    • vs. Serbia (August 30)
  • Serbia
    • vs. China (August 26)
    • vs. Puerto Rico (August 28)
    • vs. South Sudan (August 30)
  • China
    • vs. Serbia (August 26)
    • vs. South Sudan (August 28)
    • vs. Puerto Rico (August 30)
  • Puerto Rico
    • vs. South Sudan (August 26)
    • vs. Serbia (August 28)
    • vs. China (August 30)

Group C (Mall of Asia Arena, Manila)

  • USA
    • vs. New Zealand (August 26)
    • vs. Greece (August 28)
    • vs. Jordan (August 30)
  • Jordan
    • vs. Greece (August 26)
    • vs. New Zealand (August 28)
    • vs. USA (August 30)
  • Greece
    • vs. Jordan (August 26)
    • vs. USA (August 28)
    • vs. New Zealand (August 30)
  • New Zealand
    • vs. USA (August 26)
    • vs. Jordan (August 28)
    • vs. Greece (August 30)

Group D (Mall of Asia Arena, Manila)

  • Egypt
    • vs. Lithuania (August 25)
    • vs. Montenegro (August 27)
    • vs. Mexico (August 29)
  • Mexico
    • vs. Montenegro (August 25)
    • vs. Lithuania (August 27)
    • vs. Egypt (August 29)
  • Montenegro
    • vs. Mexico (August 25)
    • vs. Egypt (August 27)
    • vs. Lithuania (August 29)
  • Lithuania
    • vs. Egypt (August 25)
    • vs. Mexico (August 27)
    • vs. Montenegro (August 29)

Group E (Okinawa Arena, Japan)

  • Germany
  • Finland
  • Australia
  • Japan

Group F (Okinawa Arena, Japan)

  • Slovenia
  • Cape Verde
  • Georgia
  • Venezuela

Group G (Indonesia Arena)

  • Iran
  • Spain
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Brazil

Group H (Indonesia Arena)

  • Canada
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • France

The top two teams of each group will have a crossover match with the other group from the same venue for the second round. Those who will not qualify will proceed to a classification round.

The winners of each crossover match will advance to the final phase which will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Who’s in, who’s out?

A number of NBA players are also playing in the FIBA World Cup such as Jordan Clarkson (Philippines), Anthony Edwards (USA), Luka Doncic (Slovenia), and Rudy Gobert (France).

Check out this list here.

Gilas in focus

Gilas Pilipinas will aim for the top Asian spot as they also hope for a slot in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Here are the results of their tuneup games:

The final 12 of Gilas Pilipinas is composed of Rhenz Abando, Japeth Aguilar, Jordan Clarkson, AJ Edu, June Mar Fajardo, Jamie Malonzo, CJ Perez, RR Pogoy, Dwight Ramos, Kiefer Ravena, Kai Sotto, and Scottie Thompson.

Click on the countries indicated for a preview on Gilas' upcoming matches:

—JKC, GMA Integrated News