Durban Sandshark Posted March 8 Report Share Posted March 8 This year's installment of FIBA major men's world basketball championship is co-hosted by Asian nations Japan, The Philippines, and Indonesia. But because Indonesia's men basketball team lacks a very consistent top level international basketball history even in Asia as a whole, Indonesia was granted by FIBA a conditional automatic entry that had to be fufilled if the Indonesians advanced to the Asian qualifier quarterfinal stage. Alas, they fell short with a loss to China and couldn't participate--and it has a new 16,500-seat arena in Jakarta nearing completion. Japan and The Philippines will carry on. Here are the 32 participating nations with the qualifying rounds now complete: AMERICAS: USA, Canada, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Venezuela AFRICA: Angola, Ivory Coast, South Sudan, Cape Verde, Egypt ASIA/PACIFIC: Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Lebanon, China, Iran, Jordan, Philippines EUROPE: Germany, France, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, Finland, Greece, Serbia, Georgia, Slovenia, Montenegro Competition is from 25 August – 10 September Do hope the field could expand in the future to 48 teams since there's at least 60-100 competitive men's international teams around the world. Will discuss and detail more very soon. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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