2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Betting Tips, Previews & Predictions
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The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup is the 18th edition of an international basketball tournament featuring men's national basketball teams. The tournament is organised by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the sport's global governing body.
The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup will be hosted in China and acts as qualification for the 2020 Summer Olympics. The tournament ranks alongside the Olympic Basketball tournament in prestige.
Montenegro and the Czech Republic will make their first appearance as independent nations after previously being part of Serbia and Montenegro and Czechoslovakia respectively. Poland makes a return to the FIBA Basketball World Cup for the first time since 1967.
Latest FIBA Basketball World Cup News
When is the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup?
The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup begins on 31 August 2019 and concludes on 15 September 2019.
Where is the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup?
The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup will be held in China.
How often is the FIBA Basketball World Cup?
The FIBA Basketball World Cup is held every four years.
When was the last FIBA Basketball World Cup?
The last FIBA Basketball World Cup was in 2014 in Spain. United States beat Serbia 129-92 in the final to claim their fifth title.
Who won the 2018 FIBA Basketball World Cup?
The 2018 FIBA Basketball World Cup was rescheduled to 2019 to avoid clashing with the FIFA World Cup.
FIBA Basketball World Cup History
The Basketball World Cup began in 1950 and was scheduled to be held every four years between the Olympic Games. Argentina hosted the inaugural tournament and won all their games to become the first FIBA World Champions.
The first five World Cups were held in South America with teams from the Americas dominating the tournament. Teams from Europe including the former states of Soviet Union and Yugoslavia caught up alongside the United States and Brazil, these four nations winning every medal between 1963 and 1990.
The 1994 FIBA World Cup marked a considerable change with active American NBA players allowed to participate for the first time. All FIBA World Cups from 1994 on are considered fully professional. There was also a shift in Europe with the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia splitting into new states including Russia and Croatia.
FIBA expanded the tournament to 24 teams for 2006, 2010 and 2014 editions of the tournament. The 2018 FIBA Basketball World Cup was moved to 2019 to avoid overlapping with the FIFA World Cup, the first tournament since 1967 that will not occur in the same year as the FIFA World Cup.
The champions of each tournament are awarded the Naismith Trophy, named after basketball inventor James Naismith. The winners are also awarded a Gold medal, second place a silver medal and the winners of the third placed game awarded the bronze medal.
The 2019 FIBA World Cup will be held in China in eight venues including Wukesong Arena in Beijing, Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park Gymnasium, Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Wuhan Gymnasium, Dongguan Cultural and Sports Centre, Foshan International Sports & Cultural Arena, Guangzhou Gymnasium and Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre.
The tournament will expand from 24 to 32 teams and acts as qualification for the 2020 Summer Olympics which will take the top two teams from each of the Americas and Europe, and the top team from each of Africa, Asia and Oceania, alongside the tournament's host China.
The 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup will be co-hosted by the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia.
2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Betting Odds
All major bookmakers will offer odds for FIBA Basketball World Cup matches including winner, handicap, total points and player props such as points over/under, rebounds over/under and assists over/under.
There are also a number of outright betting markets and odds for the FIBA Basketball World Cup including FIBA World Cup Winner and Top 3 Finish.
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FIBA Basketball World Cup Bet of the Day
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Who qualified for 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup?
There were 32 teams that qualified for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup including five from Africa, eight from Asia and Oceania, 12 from Europe and seven from the Americas.
|Africa||Asia and Oceania||Europe||Americas|
|Ivory Coast||China (host)||France||Brazil|
|New Zealand||Lithuania||United States|
2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Fixtures
The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup begins with Angola vs Serbia in Group D on Saturday August 31 at Foshan International Sports Arena. The tournament concludes with the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Final on Sunday September 15 at the Wukesong Sport Arena.
|Sat Aug 31||6pm||Poland vs Venezuela||Wukesong Sport Arena||Group A|
|Sat Aug 31||10pm||Ivory Coast vs China||Wukesong Sport Arena||Group A|
|Sat Aug 31||6:30pm||Russia vs Nigeria||Wuhan Sports Arena||Group B|
|Sat Aug 31||10:30pm||Argentina vs South Korea||Wuhan Sports Arena||Group B|
|Sat Aug 31||6:30pm||Iran vs Puerto Rico||Guangzhou Gymnasium||Group C|
|Sat Aug 31||10:30pm||Spain vs Tunisia||Guangzhou Gymnasium||Group C|
|Sat Aug 31||5:30pm||Angola vs Serbia||Foshan International Sports Arena||Group D|
|Sat Aug 31||9:30pm||Philippines vs Italy||Foshan International Sports Arena||Group D|
|Sun Sep 1||6:30pm||Turkey vs Japan||Shanghai Oriental Sports Center||Group E|
|Sun Sep 1||10:30pm||Czech Republic vs USA||Shanghai Oriental Sports Center||Group E|
|Sun Sep 1||6pm||New Zealand vs Brazil||Gymnasium of Youth Olympic Sport Park||Group F|
|Sun Sep 1||10pm||Greece vs Montenegro||Gymnasium of Youth Olympic Sport Park||Group F|
|Sun Sep 1||6:30pm||Dominican Republic vs Jordan||Shenzhen Bay Sports Center||Group G|
|Sun Sep 1||10:30pm||France vs Germany||Shenzhen Bay Sports Center||Group G|
|Sun Sep 1||5:30pm||Canada vs Australia||Dongguan Basketball Center||Group H|
|Sun Sep 1||9:30pm||Senegal vs Lithuania||Dongguan Basketball Center||Group H|
|Mon Sep 2||6pm||Venezuela vs Ivory Coast||Wukesong Sport Arena||Group A|
|Mon Sep 2||10pm||China vs Poland||Wukesong Sport Arena||Group A|
|Mon Sep 2||6:30pm||Nigeria vs Argentina||Wuhan Sports Arena||Group B|
|Mon Sep 2||10:30pm||South Korea vs Russia||Wuhan Sports Arena||Group B|
|Mon Sep 2||6:30pm||Tunisia vs Iran||Guangzhou Gymnasium||Group C|
|Mon Sep 2||10:30pm||Puerto Rico vs Spain||Guangzhou Gymnasium||Group C|
|Mon Sep 2||5:30pm||Italy vs Angola||Foshan International Sports Arena||Group D|
|Mon Sep 2||9:30pm||Serbia vs Philippines||Foshan International Sports Arena||Group D|
|Tue Sep 3||6:30pm||Japan vs Czech Republic||Shanghai Oriental Sports Center||Group E|
|Tue Sep 3||10:30pm||USA vs Turkey||Shanghai Oriental Sports Center||Group E|
|Tue Sep 3||6pm||Montenegro vs New Zealand||Gymnasium of Youth Olympic Sport Park||Group F|
|Tue Sep 3||10pm||Brazil vs Greece||Gymnasium of Youth Olympic Sport Park||Group F|
|Tue Sep 3||6:30pm||Germany vs Dominican Republic||Shenzhen Bay Sports Center||Group G|
|Tue Sep 3||10:30pm||Jordan vs France||Shenzhen Bay Sports Center||Group G|
|Tue Sep 3||5:30pm||Australia vs Senegal||Dongguan Basketball Center||Group H|
|Tue Sep 3||9:30pm||Lithuania vs Canada||Dongguan Basketball Center||Group H|
|Wed Sep 4||6pm||Ivory Coast vs Poland||Wukesong Sport Arena||Group A|
|Wed Sep 4||10pm||Venezuela vs China||Wukesong Sport Arena||Group A|
|Wed Sep 4||6:30pm||South Korea vs Nigeria||Wuhan Sports Arena||Group B|
|Wed Sep 4||10:30pm||Russia vs Argentina||Wuhan Sports Arena||Group B|
|Wed Sep 4||6:30pm||Puerto Rico vs Tunisia||Guangzhou Gymnasium||Group C|
|Wed Sep 4||10:30pm||Spain vs Iran||Guangzhou Gymnasium||Group C|
|Wed Sep 4||5:30pm||Angola vs Philippines||Foshan International Sports Arena||Group D|
|Wed Sep 4||9:30pm||Italy vs Serbia||Foshan International Sports Arena||Group D|
|Thu Sep 5||6:30pm||Turkey vs Czech Republic||Shanghai Oriental Sports Center||Group E|
|Thu Sep 5||10:30pm||USA vs Japan||Shanghai Oriental Sports Center||Group E|
|Thu Sep 5||6pm||Brazil vs Montenegro||Gymnasium of Youth Olympic Sport Park||Group F|
|Thu Sep 5||10pm||Greece vs New Zealand||Gymnasium of Youth Olympic Sport Park||Group F|
|Thu Sep 5||6:30pm||Germany vs Jordan||Shenzhen Bay Sports Center||Group G|
|Thu Sep 5||10:30pm||Dominican Republic vs France||Shenzhen Bay Sports Center||Group G|
|Thu Sep 5||5:30pm||Canada vs Senegal||Dongguan Basketball Center||Group H|
|Thu Sep 5||9:30pm||Lithuania vs Australia||Dongguan Basketball Center||Group H|
|Fri Sep 6||TBC||Poland vs Russia||Foshan International Sports Arena||Group I|
|Fri Sep 6||TBC||Argentina vs Venezuela||Foshan International Sports Arena||Group I|
|Fri Sep 6||TBC||Serbia vs Puerto Rico||Wuhan Sports Center||Group J|
|Fri Sep 6||TBC||Spain vs Italy||Wuhan Sports Center||Group J|
|Sat Sep 7||TBC||Brazil vs Czech Republic||Shenzhen Bay Sports Center||Group K|
|Sat Sep 7||TBC||United States vs Greece||Shenzhen Bay Sports Center||Group K|
|Sat Sep 7||TBC||Australia vs Dominican Republic||Gymnasium of Youth Olympic Games Sport Park||Group L|
|Sat Sep 7||TBC||France vs Lithuania||Gymnasium of Youth Olympic Games Sport Park||Group L|
|Sun Sep 8||TBC||Venezuela vs Russia||Foshan International Sports Arena||Group I|
|Sun Sep 8||TBC||Poland vs Argentina||Foshan International Sports Arena||Group I|
|Sun Sep 8||TBC||Puerto Rico vs Italy||Wuhan Sports Center||Group J|
|Sun Sep 8||TBC||Spain vs Serbia||Wuhan Sports Center||Group J|
|Mon Sep 9||TBC||Czech Republic vs Greece||Shenzhen Bay Sports Center||Group K|
|Mon Sep 9||TBC||United States vs Brazil||Shenzhen Bay Sports Center||Group K|
|Mon Sep 9||TBC||Dominican Republic vs Lithuania||Gymnasium of Youth Olympic Games Sport Park||Group L|
|Mon Sep 9||TBC||France vs Australia||Gymnasium of Youth Olympic Games Sport Park||Group L|
|Tue Sep 10||TBC||I1 vs J2||Dongguan Basketball Center||Quarter-finals|
|Tue Sep 10||TBC||J1 vs I2||Dongguan Basketball Center||Quarter-finals|
|Wed Sep 11||TBC||K1 vs L2||Shanghai Oriental Sports Center||Quarter-finals|
|Wed Sep 11||TBC||L1 vs K2||Shanghai Oriental Sports Center||Quarter-finals|
|Thu Sep 12||TBC||Loser of QF 81 vs Loser of QF 83||Dongguan Basketball Center||Classification 5-8|
|Thu Sep 12||TBC||Loser of QF 82 vs Loser of QF 84||Shanghai Oriental Sports Center||Classification 5-8|
|Fri Sep 13||TBC||Winner of QF 81 vs Winner of QF 83||Wukesong Sport Arena||Semi-finals|
|Fri Sep 13||TBC||Winner of QF 82 vs Winner of QF 84||Wukesong Sport Arena||Semi-finals|
|Sat Sep 14||TBC||Loser of CL 5-8 85 vs Loser of CL 5-8 86||Wukesong Sport Arena||Seventh-place play-off|
|Sat Sep 14||TBC||Winner of CL 5-8 85 vs Winner of CL 5-8 86||Wukesong Sport Arena||Fifth-place play-off|
|Sun Sep 15||TBC||Loser of SF 87 vs Loser of SF 88||Wukesong Sport Arena||Bronze medal match|
|Sun Sep 15||TBC||Winner of SF 87 vs Winner of SF 88||Wukesong Sport Arena||Final|
FIBA Basketball World Cup Results
Get all the latest FIBA Basketball World Cup results to see what teams and players are performing well. The historical FIBA Basketball World Cup results is also a great way to see what teams have traditionally played well and reached the final stages of the tournament.
FIBA Basketball World Cup Winners & Runners-up
The current champions are the United States who defeated Serbia 129-92 in the 2014 final in Spain.
|2002||United States||16||Federal Republic of Yugoslavia||Argentina||Germany||New Zealand|
|1998||Greece||16||Federal Republic of Yugoslavia||Russia||United States||Greece|
|1990||Argentina||16||Yugoslavia||Soviet Union||United States||Puerto Rico|
|1986||Spain||24||United States||Soviet Union||Yugoslavia||Brazil|
|1982||Colombia||13||Soviet Union||United States||Yugoslavia||Spain|
|1974||Puerto Rico||14||Soviet Union||Yugoslavia||United States||Cuba|
|1967||Uruguay||13||Soviet Union||Yugoslavia||Brazil||United States|
|1963||Brazil||13||Brazil||Yugoslavia||Soviet Union||United States|
FIBA Basketball World Cup Most Successful Teams
The United States and Yugoslavia have won the most FIBA Basketball World Cup titles with five each. The Soviet Union won three and Brazil have won twice.
FIBA Basketball World Cup Live Streaming
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FIBA Basketball World Cup Highlights
Get all the highlights from the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the FIBA YouTube channel. In addition to highlights check out the press conferences and specials including top dunks, top blocks and top assists.
FIBA Basketball World Cup Replays
There are many matches at the FIBA Basketball World Cup, watch replays to get the full picture including teams and players in form.
FIBA Basketball World Cup News
Get all the latest FIBA Basketball World Cup news at the FIBA Basketball World Cup official site and the FIBA Basketball World Cup portal at NBA.com.
FIBA Basketball World Cup Social Media
Follow the FIBA Basketball World Cup on social media to get all the latest news, interviews and features as soon as they are released:
- FIBA Basketball World Cup Twitter - twitter.com/FIBA
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- FIBA Basketball World Cup Instagram - instagram.com/FIBA/