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2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup

2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup
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Tournament details
Host countryChina
Dates31 August - 15 September
Teams32 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)8 (in 8 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Spain
Runners-up Argentina
Third place France
Fourth place Australia
Tournament statistics
Games played92
MVPSpain Ricky Rubio
Top scorerSouth Korea Ra Gun-ah
(23.0 points per game)
Serbia Bogdan Bogdanovi?
(183 total points)
2014
2023

The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup was the 18th tournament of the FIBA Basketball World Cup for men's national basketball teams. The tournament was hosted in China and was rescheduled from 2018 to 2019, becoming the first since 1967 that did not occur in the same year as the FIFA World Cup (which was held the previous year). The tournament expanded from 24 to 32 teams.

The tournament also served as qualification for the 2020 Summer Olympics, which took 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 Japan. Montenegro and the Czech Republic each made their first appearance as independent nations after previously being part of Serbia and Montenegro and Czechoslovakia respectively, while Poland marked its return to the FIBA Basketball World Cup for the first time since 1967.

The defending champions, the United States, experienced their worst result at a World Cup, losing to France in the quarter-finals and Serbia in the subsequent classification game.[1] The United States' previous worst result was sixth place in 2002. This was the first World Cup at which all three of the historically most successful teams (United States, Serbia/Yugoslavia and Russia/Soviet Union) failed to reach the semi-finals.

Spain captured their second title after beating Argentina in the final by 95-75.[2] For Spain, this was the second time that it reaches a World Cup final, winning both, while for Argentina it meant the second defeat in a WC final. France went on to win the bronze medal for the second consecutive time after defeating Australia 67-59.[3]

Hosts selection

The whole bidding process started in April 2014. Bids from numerous nations were submitted. On 16 March 2015, it was confirmed that the World Cup would be staged in Asia, with China and Philippines as the final countries to be the basis for the selection of the host.[4][5] On 7 August 2015, it was announced that China won the bid against the Philippines and will host the upcoming World Cup.[6]

Voting results

2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup bidding results
Nation Votes
 China 14
 Philippines 7

Venues

Qualification

China as the hosts automatically qualified for the tournament. The continental championships were no longer the qualification system for the World Cup. Instead, two rounds of continental qualifying tournaments were held over two years.[7]

The first round of the Americas, Asia/Oceania and Africa qualifiers featured 16 teams each, whereas Europe had 32 teams. Division A teams were split in groups of four, to be held in a home-and-away round-robin. The top three teams in each groups advanced to round two, and the last placed teams played the best Division B teams to qualify for the next season's Division A.

In round two of the World Cup qualifiers, teams were split in groups of six, totaling four groups in Europe and two in the other qualifiers. Teams carried over the points from round one, and faced other three teams again in a home-and-away round-robin. The best teams in each group qualified for the World Cup.

Starting 2019, no wild card selection was held, and the Olympic champions were not guaranteed a spot in the tournament.

The draw for the qualifiers was held on 7 May 2017 in Guangzhou.[8]

Montenegro and the Czech Republic debuted in the World Cup; Montenegro was formerly a part of Yugoslavia, and later, Serbia and Montenegro teams, while the Czech Republic was a part of the old Czechoslovakia. Poland was returning to the World Cup, after participating in 1967. Canada, China, Germany, Ivory Coast, Russia, and Tunisia were returning to the World Cup after missing out in 2014. Croatia, Egypt, Finland, Mexico, Slovenia, and Ukraine were the teams that participated in 2014 that did not qualify in 2019. Brazil and the United States qualified in 2019, continuing their streaks in participating in all World Cups.

Qualified teams

Squads

Each team had a final roster of 12 players; a team can opt to have one naturalized player as per FIBA eligibility rules from its roster.

Referees

The following referees were selected for the tournament.[9]

1 - Suspended after the match France vs. Lithuania.[10][11]

Preparation games

Several teams participated in official tournaments or in exhibition ones, either ad hoc or already existing ones, to prepare for the World Cup.

Pan American Games

An official and traditional tournament in the Americas. Out of the eight teams from the tournament, five already qualified to the World Cup. Of these five, all except the United States had players expected to be in the World Cup rosters, with the USA playing with collegiate players. Argentina defeated Puerto Rico to win the gold medal.

Acropolis International Basketball Tournament

An exhibition tournament. All four participating teams used the Acropolis Tournament as a warm-up. Serbia topped the table to win the championship, ahead of Greece.

Austiger Cup

An exhibition tournament. The four teams played in this tournament hosted by China as a warm-up to the World Cup. Serbia topped the table to win the championship, ahead of France.

Málaga Tournament

An exhibition tournament. Four teams participated in a preparation tournament hosted in Málaga, Spain. It was participated by Spain, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, and the Philippines.[12]

Other games

Exhibition games were held as warm-ups for the World Cup. The United States defeated Spain in the Honda Center in Anaheim, which was between the top two teams in the FIBA World Rankings.[13]Australia's defeat of the United States in Marvel Stadium, Melbourne in the 2019 Australian International Basketball series was the first USA team's loss with NBA players since its 2006 FIBA World Championship semifinals loss to Greece. The USA is the second-youngest team in the tournament and features only two players with international experience. Notably the US is missing over 30 of their best players, who opted out either due to injury, or to prepare for the NBA season.[14][15]

Format

The tournament was played in three stages. During the first stage, the 32 qualified teams were sorted into eight groups of four (A-H) and each team in a group played the other three teams once. The top two teams from each group then advanced to the second group stage. In the second group stage, there were four groups of four (I-L) made up of the teams that advanced from the first round, with the teams that have not yet played each other facing off against one another once. The top two teams from groups I to L will qualify for the final knockout phase.[16]

Classification rounds were revived after they were not held in 2014.[17] They were traditionally held in every World Championship/World Cup and were last seen in action in 2010.[18]

In total, 92 games were played over a total of 16 days.

Draw

The draw took place on 16 March 2019 at Shenzhen Cultural Center in Shenzhen.[19]

Hosts China and the seven best qualified teams as per the February 2019 FIBA World Rankings were seeded in Pot 1, and China and USA were assigned to groups A and E, respectively. Teams in pots 1, 4, 5 and 8 were drawn into Groups A, C, E and G, and Teams in pots 2, 3, 6 and 7 were drawn into Groups B, D, F and H. Canada was moved from Pot 5 to Pot 6, switching places with Iran (the best ranked team from that pot) to avoid having two teams from the Americas in the same group.

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Global Ambassadors Kobe Bryant and Yao Ming, American singer and songwriter Jason Derulo, and Chinese idol singer Yang Chaoyue led the draw ceremony.

After the draw, Group H, which includes Australia, Canada, Lithuania, and Senegal, was described as the "group of death".[20]

Groups A, C, E, and G

Pot 1 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 8
 China (30) (host)(Group A)
United States (1) (Group E)
 Spain (2)
 France (3)
 Puerto Rico (16)
 Turkey (17)
 Dominican Rep. (18)
 Venezuela (20)
 Germany (22)
 Czech Republic (24)
 Poland (25)
 Iran (27)
 Japan (48)
 Jordan (49)
 Tunisia (51)
 Ivory Coast (64)

Groups B, D, F, and H

Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 6 Pot 7
 Serbia (4)
 Argentina (5)
 Lithuania (6)
 Greece (8)
 Russia (10)
 Australia (11)
 Brazil (12)
 Italy (13)
 Canada (23)
 Montenegro (28)
 Philippines (31)
 South Korea (32)
 Nigeria (33)
 Senegal (37)
 New Zealand (38)
 Angola (39)

Preliminary round

Classification of teams

  1. Highest number of points earned, with each game result having a corresponding point:
    • Win: 2 points
    • Loss: 1 point
    • Loss by default: 1 point, with a final score of 2-0 for the opponents of the defaulting team if the latter team is not trailing or if the score is tied, or the score at the time of stoppage if they are trailing.
    • Loss by forfeit: 0 points, with a final score of 20-0 for the opponents of the forfeiting team.
  2. Head-to-head record via points system above
  3. Point difference in games among tied teams
  4. Points for in games among tied teams
  5. Point difference in all group games
  6. Points for in all group games

Source: FIBA[21]

Group A

Venue: Wukesong Arena, Beijing

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Poland 3 3 0 239 208 +31 6 Second round
2  Venezuela 3 2 1 228 210 +18 5
3  China (H) 3 1 2 205 206 −1 4 17th-32nd Classification
4  Ivory Coast 3 0 3 189 237 −48 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.
31 August 2019
Poland  80-69  Venezuela
Ivory Coast  55-70  China
2 September 2019
Venezuela  87-71  Ivory Coast
China  76-79 (OT)  Poland
4 September 2019
Ivory Coast  63-80  Poland
Venezuela  72-59  China

Group B

Venue : Wuhan Gymnasium, Wuhan

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Argentina 3 3 0 258 211 +47 6 Second round
2  Russia 3 2 1 230 219 +11 5
3  Nigeria 3 1 2 266 242 +24 4 17th-32nd Classification
4  South Korea 3 0 3 208 290 −82 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
31 August 2019
Russia  82-77  Nigeria
Argentina  95-69  South Korea
2 September 2019
Nigeria  81-94  Argentina
South Korea  73-87  Russia
4 September 2019
South Korea  66-108  Nigeria
Russia  61-69  Argentina

Group C

Venue: Guangzhou Gymnasium, Guangzhou

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 3 3 0 247 190 +57 6 Second round
2  Puerto Rico 3 2 1 213 218 −5 5
3  Tunisia 3 1 2 205 235 −30 4 17th-32nd Classification
4  Iran 3 0 3 213 235 −22 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
31 August 2019
Iran  81-83  Puerto Rico
Spain  101-62  Tunisia
2 September 2019
Tunisia  79-67  Iran
Puerto Rico  63-73  Spain
4 September 2019
Puerto Rico  67-64  Tunisia
Spain  73-65  Iran

Group D

Venue: Foshan International Sports and Cultural Center, Foshan

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 Serbia 3 3 0 323 203 +120 6 Second round
2 Italy 3 2 1 277 215 +62 5
3  Angola 3 1 2 204 278 −74 4 17th-32nd Classification
4 Philippines 3 0 3 210 318 −108 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
31 August 2019
Angola  59-105  Serbia
Philippines  62-108  Italy
2 September 2019
Italy  92-61  Angola
Serbia  126-67  Philippines
4 September 2019
Angola  84-81 (OT)  Philippines
Italy  77-92  Serbia

Group E

Venue: Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 United States 3 3 0 279 204 +75 6 Second round
2  Czech Republic 3 2 1 247 240 +7 5
3  Turkey 3 1 2 254 251 +3 4 17th-32nd Classification
4  Japan 3 0 3 188 273 −85 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Group F

Venue: Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park Gymnasium, Nanjing

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil 3 3 0 265 245 +20 6 Second round
2  Greece 3 2 1 266 236 +30 5
3  New Zealand 3 1 2 284 288 −4 4 17th-32nd Classification
4  Montenegro 3 0 3 216 262 −46 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
1 September 2019
New Zealand  94-102  Brazil
Greece  85-60  Montenegro
3 September 2019
Montenegro  83-93  New Zealand
Brazil  79-78  Greece
5 September 2019
Brazil  84-73  Montenegro
Greece  103-97  New Zealand

Group G

Venue: Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre, Shenzhen

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  France 3 3 0 271 194 +77 6 Second round
2  Dominican Republic 3 2 1 206 234 −28 5
3  Germany 3 1 2 238 210 +28 4 17th-32nd Classification
4  Jordan 3 0 3 202 279 −77 3
Updated to match(es) played on completed. Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Group H

Venue: Dongfeng Nissan Cultural and Sports Centre, Dongguan

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 3 3 0 276 242 +34 6 Second round
2  Lithuania 3 2 1 275 203 +72 5
3  Canada 3 1 2 243 260 −17 4 17th-32nd Classification
4  Senegal 3 0 3 175 264 −89 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
1 September 2019
Canada  92-108  Australia
Senegal  47-101  Lithuania
3 September 2019
Australia  81-68  Senegal
Lithuania  92-69  Canada
5 September 2019
Canada  82-60  Senegal
Lithuania  82-87  Australia

Second round

Group I

Venue: Foshan International Sports and Cultural Center, Foshan

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Argentina 5 5 0 436 343 +93 10 Quarter-finals
2  Poland 5 4 1 383 373 +10 9
3  Russia 5 3 2 373 358 +15 8
4  Venezuela 5 2 3 355 366 −11 7
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
6 September 2019
Poland  79-74  Russia
Argentina  87-67  Venezuela
8 September 2019
Venezuela  60-69  Russia
Poland  65-91  Argentina

Group J

Venue: Wuhan Gymnasium, Wuhan

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 5 5 0 395 319 +76 10 Quarter-finals
2 Serbia 5 4 1 482 331 +151 9
3 Italy 5 3 2 431 371 +60 8
4  Puerto Rico 5 2 3 349 402 −53 7
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
6 September 2019
Serbia  90-47  Puerto Rico
Spain  67-60  Italy
8 September 2019
Puerto Rico  89-94 (OT)  Italy
Spain  81-69  Serbia

Group K

Venue: Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre, Shenzhen

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 United States 5 5 0 437 330 +107 10 Quarter-finals
2  Czech Republic 5 3 2 417 395 +22 8[a]
3  Greece 5 3 2 403 382 +21 8[a]
4  Brazil 5 3 2 409 427 −18 8[a]
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Czech Republic 1-1, +15, Greece 1-1, +6, Brazil 1-1, -21

Group L

Venue: Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park Gymnasium, Nanjing

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 5 5 0 458 416 +42 10 Quarter-finals
2  France 5 4 1 447 369 +78 9
3  Lithuania 5 3 2 424 336 +88 8
4  Dominican Republic 5 2 3 337 390 −53 7
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

17th-32nd Classification

Bottom 2 teams from each group in Round 1 will play in the Classification Round.[22]

Group M

Venue: Guangzhou Gymnasium, Guangzhou

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1  Nigeria 5 3 2 435 381 +54 8
2  China (H) 5 2 3 355 365 −10 7
3  South Korea 5 1 4 361 438 −77 6
4  Ivory Coast 5 0 5 326 400 −74 5
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.
6 September 2019
Nigeria  83-66  Ivory Coast
China  77-73  South Korea
8 September 2019
Ivory Coast  71-80  South Korea
China  73-86  Nigeria

Group N

Venue: Wukesong Arena, Beijing

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1  Tunisia 5 3 2 377 386 −9 8
2  Iran 5 2 3 379 372 +7 7
3  Angola 5 1 4 350 435 −85 6
4  Philippines 5 0 5 352 499 −147 5
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
6 September 2019
Angola  62-71  Iran
Tunisia  86-67  Philippines
8 September 2019
Tunisia  86-84  Angola
Iran  95-75  Philippines

Group O

Venue: Dongfeng Nissan Cultural and Sports Centre, Dongguan

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1  New Zealand 5 3 2 497 470 +27 8
2  Turkey 5 2 3 434 427 +7 7
3  Montenegro 5 1 4 370 406 −36 6
4  Japan 5 0 5 334 464 −130 5
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
7 September 2019
New Zealand  111-81  Japan
Turkey  79-74  Montenegro
9 September 2019
Japan  65-80  Montenegro
Turkey  101-102  New Zealand

Group P

Venue: Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1  Germany 5 3 2 409 364 +45 8
2  Canada 5 2 3 445 413 +32 7
3  Jordan 5 1 4 352 482 −130 6
4  Senegal 5 0 5 330 432 −102 5
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
7 September 2019
Canada  126-71  Jordan
Germany  89-78  Senegal
9 September 2019
Jordan  79-77  Senegal
Germany  82-76  Canada

Final round

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
10 September - Dongguan
 
 
 Argentina97
 
13 September - Beijing
 
Serbia87
 
 Argentina80
 
11 September - Dongguan
 
 France66
 
United States79
 
15 September - Beijing
 
 France89
 
 Argentina75
 
10 September - Shanghai
 
 Spain95
 
 Spain90
 
13 September - Beijing
 
 Poland78
 
 Spain (2OT)95
 
11 September - Shanghai
 
 Australia88 Third place game
 
 Australia82
 
15 September - Beijing
 
 Czech Republic70
 
 France67
 
 
 Australia59
 
5th-8th Classification
 
5th-8th classificationFifth place
 
      
 
12 September - Dongguan
 
 
Serbia94
 
14 September - Beijing
 
United States89
 
Serbia90
 
12 September - Shanghai
 
 Czech Republic81
 
 Poland84
 
 
 Czech Republic94
 
Seventh place
 
 
14 September - Beijing
 
 
United States87
 
 
 Poland74

Quarter-finals

Argentina vs. Serbia

10 September 2019
19:00
Argentina  97–87 Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 25-23, 29-26, 14-18, 29-20
Pts: Scola 20
Rebs: Deck 8
Asts: Campazzo 12
Pts: Bogdanovi? 21
Rebs: Joki? 10
Asts: Joki? 5
Dongfeng Nissan Cultural and Sports Centre, Dongguan
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Tolga ?ahin (ITA), Michael Weiland (CAN)

Spain vs. Poland

10 September 2019
21:00
Spain  90–78  Poland
Scoring by quarter: 22-18, 24-23, 21-17, 23-20
Pts: Rubio 19
Rebs: Rubio 5
Asts: Rubio 9
Pts: Slaughter 19
Rebs: Ponitka 11
Asts: Slaughter 6
Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai
Referees: Jorge Vázquez (PUR), Yohan Rosso (FRA), Takaki Kato (JPN)

United States vs. France

11 September 2019
19:00
United States 79–89  France
Scoring by quarter: 18-18, 21-27, 27-18, 13-26
Pts: Mitchell 29
Rebs: Mitchell 6
Asts: Barnes, Mitchell 4
Pts: Fournier 22
Rebs: Gobert 16
Asts: Fournier 4
Dongfeng Nissan Cultural and Sports Centre, Dongguan
Referees: Guilherme Locatelli (BRA), Georgios Poursanidis (GRE), Ferdinand Pascual (PHI)

Australia vs. Czech Republic

11 September 2019
21:00
Australia  82–70  Czech Republic
Scoring by quarter: 17-17, 16-13, 30-18, 19-22
Pts: Mills 24
Rebs: Kay 7
Asts: Mills 6
Pts: Auda 21
Rebs: Satoranský 9
Asts: Satoranský 13
Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai
Referees: Roberto Vázquez (PUR), Ademir Zurapovi? (BIH), Matthew Kallio (CAN)

Classification semi-finals

Serbia vs. United States

12 September 2019
19:00
Serbia 94–89 United States
Scoring by quarter: 32-7, 12-33, 27-28, 23-21
Pts: Bogdanovi? 28
Rebs: Bjelica 5
Asts: Joki? 7
Pts: Barnes 22
Rebs: Middleton 6
Asts: Walker 8
Dongfeng Nissan Cultural and Sports Centre, Dongguan
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Yu Jung (TPE), Luis Castillo (ESP)

Poland vs. Czech Republic

12 September 2019
21:00
Poland  84–94  Czech Republic
Scoring by quarter: 23-23, 12-20, 28-21, 21-30
Pts: Waczy?ski 22
Rebs: Kulig 7
Asts: Slaughter 10
Pts: Hruban 24
Rebs: Hruban 12
Asts: Satoranský 12
Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai
Referees: Yohan Rosso (FRA), Juan Fernández (ARG), Boris Kreji? (SVN)

Semi-finals

Spain vs. Australia

13 September 2019
16:00
Spain  95–88  (2OT)  Australia
Scoring by quarter: 22-21, 10-16, 19-18, 20-16, Overtime: 9-9, 15-8
Pts: Gasol 33
Rebs: Fernández 7
Asts: Rubio 12
Pts: Mills 34
Rebs: Kay 11
Asts: Dellavedova 9
Wukesong Arena, Beijing
Referees: Guilherme Locatelli (BRA), Tolga ?ahin (ITA), Omar Bermúdez (MEX)

Argentina vs. France

13 September 2019
20:00
Argentina  80–66  France
Scoring by quarter: 21-18, 18-14, 21-16, 20-18
Pts: Scola 28
Rebs: Scola 13
Asts: Campazzo 6
Pts: Fournier, Ntilikina 16
Rebs: Gobert 11
Asts: De Colo 4
Wukesong Arena, Beijing
Referees: Steve Anderson (USA), Ademir Zurapovi? (BIH), Jorge Vázquez (PUR)

Seventh place match

14 September 2019
16:00
United States 87–74  Poland
Scoring by quarter: 28-14, 19-16, 16-25, 24-19
Pts: Mitchell 16
Rebs: Turner 8
Asts: Mitchell 10
Pts: Ponitka 18
Rebs: Ponitka 7
Asts: Slaughter 5
Wukesong Arena, Beijing
Referees: Aleksandar Gli?i? (SRB), Yu Jung (TPE), Takaki Kato (JPN)

Fifth place match

14 September 2019
20:00
Serbia 90–81  Czech Republic
Scoring by quarter: 20-20, 21-30, 28-12, 21-19
Pts: Bogdanovi? 31
Rebs: Joki? 14
Asts: Joki? 7
Pts: Auda 16
Rebs: Balvín 10
Asts: Satoranský 6
Wukesong Arena, Beijing
Referees: Guilherme Locatelli (BRA), Georgios Poursanidis (GRE), Michael Weiland (CAN)

Bronze medal match

15 September 2019
16:00
France  67–59  Australia
Scoring by quarter: 11-16, 10-14, 21-16, 25-13
Pts: De Colo 19
Rebs: Poirier 7
Asts: Batum 6
Pts: Ingles 17
Rebs: Bogut 6
Asts: Dellavedova 5
Wukesong Arena, Beijing
Referees: Roberto Vázquez (PUR), Ademir Zurapovi? (BIH), Ferdinand Pascual (PHI)

Final

15 September 2019
20:00
Argentina  75–95  Spain
Scoring by quarter: 14-23, 17-20, 16-23, 28-29
Pts: Deck 24
Rebs: Scola 8
Asts: Campazzo 8
Pts: Rubio 20
Rebs: Fernández 10
Asts: Gasol 7
Wukesong Arena, Beijing
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Yohan Rosso (FRA), Steve Anderson (USA)

Final standings

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1st, gold medalist(s)  Spain[a] 8 8 0 675 560 +115 Qualification to Summer Olympics
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Argentina[b] 8 7 1 688 591 +97
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  France[a] 8 6 2 669 587 +82 Qualification to Summer Olympics
4  Australia[c] 8 6 2 687 648 +39
5 Serbia 8 6 2 753 598 +155 Qualification to Olympic Qualifying Tournament[d]
6  Czech Republic 8 4 4 662 651 +11
7 United States[b] 8 6 2 692 587 +105 Qualification to Summer Olympics
8  Poland 8 4 4 619 644 −25 Qualification to Olympic Qualifying Tournament[d]
9  Lithuania 5 3 2 424 336 +88 Qualification to Olympic Qualifying Tournament[d]
10 Italy 5 3 2 431 371 +60
11  Greece 5 3 2 403 382 +21
12  Russia 5 3 2 373 358 +15
13  Brazil 5 3 2 409 427 −18 Qualification to Olympic Qualifying Tournament[d]
14  Venezuela 5 2 3 355 366 −11
15  Puerto Rico 5 2 3 349 402 −53
16  Dominican Republic 5 2 3 337 390 −53
17  Nigeria[e] 5 3 2 435 381 +54 Qualification to Summer Olympics
18  Germany 5 3 2 409 364 +45 Qualification to Olympic Qualifying Tournament[d]
19  New Zealand 5 3 2 497 470 +27
20  Tunisia 5 3 2 377 386 −9
21  Canada 5 2 3 445 413 +32 Qualification to Olympic Qualifying Tournament[d]
22  Turkey 5 2 3 434 427 +7
23  Iran[f] 5 2 3 379 372 +7 Qualification to Summer Olympics
24  China (H) 5 2 3 355 365 −10
25  Montenegro 5 1 4 370 406 −36
26  South Korea 5 1 4 361 438 −77
27  Angola 5 1 4 350 435 −85
28  Jordan 5 1 4 352 482 −130
29  Ivory Coast 5 0 5 326 400 −74
30  Senegal 5 0 5 330 432 −102
31  Japan[g] 5 0 5 334 464 −130 Already qualified to Summer Olympics
32  Philippines 5 0 5 352 499 −147
Source: FIBA[23]
Rules for classification: 1) Positions in each group; 2) Win / Loss ratio; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored; 5) Drawing of lots.
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Spain and France qualified to the Summer Olympics as the top 2 teams from FIBA Europe.
  2. ^ a b Argentina and USA qualified to the Summer Olympics as the top 2 teams from FIBA Americas.
  3. ^ Australia qualified to the Summer Olympics as top team from FIBA Oceania.
  4. ^ a b c d e f The 16 Best non-qualifying teams will proceed to Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
  5. ^ Nigeria qualified to the Summer Olympics as top team from FIBA Africa.
  6. ^ Iran qualified to the Summer Olympics as top team from FIBA Asia.
  7. ^ Japan qualified to the Summer Olympics as host country.

Awards

The all-star team and MVP were announced on 15 September 2019.[24]


 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Champion 

Spain
2nd title

All-Tournament Team

Statistical leaders

Player tournament averages

Category Player Team Average
Points Ra Gun-ah  South Korea 23.0
Rebounds Ra Gun-ah  South Korea 12.8
Assists Dennis Schröder  Germany 9.4
Steals Omar Abada  Tunisia 2.6
Blocks Salah Mejri  Tunisia 3.2

Team tournament averages

Category Team Average
Points  New Zealand 99.4
Rebounds United States 43.6
Assists  Serbia 25.9
Steals  Nigeria 11.2
Blocks  Nigeria 6.2

Player game highs

Team game highs

Category Team Opponent Total
Points  Canada  Jordan 126
 Serbia  Philippines
Rebounds United States  Japan 58
Assists  Canada  Jordan 37
 Serbia  Philippines
Steals  Argentina  Poland 16
Blocks  Nigeria  Argentina 10
 Montenegro  Japan
Difference  Serbia  Philippines 59

Marketing

Opening ceremony of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

The official logo of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup was officially unveiled on 21 March 2017 in a ceremony held in Shanghai. The logo's concept was inspired from the Beijing Opera where the actors symbolize concepts such as wisdom, persistence, power and perfection, which are prerequisite characteristics that the participating players of national team will need to exhibit "in order to succeed". The logo design was also inspired from the Chinese Dragon Dance, a cultural tradition depicting a story of two flying dragons battling over a shining pearl which is meant to parallel the competition of national teams for the Naismith Trophy. The logo was created by Shanghai based agency Flagship.[25]

Sponsors

Infront China became the exclusive marketing partner for the domestic commercial rights of FIBA Basketball World Cup China 2019, according to a strategic cooperation agreement officially announced between Infront China, a Wanda Sports company, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Organizing Committee for the competition.[26]

Mascot

Son of Dreams at the opening ceremony.

An international mascot design competition was organized with the winning mascot chosen by fans. Yan Xu's design, a Chinese Dragon-inspired named Son of Dreams, was announced to be the winning mascot on 18 April 2018. Son of Dreams was born in China on 8 August 2015 one day after China was announced as the host according to the mascot's fictional biography. The magical horns of the mascot is described as having the ability to give the dragon "the power to see in the future, envisioning plays and moves before they actually happen". He wears a red and blue uniform with the tournament's logo and high tops by China's top player Yao Ming. The mascot was chosen over other finalists Speed Tiger who was inspired by a Siberian tiger and QiuQiu (a.k.a. Little Lightning) who was inspired by a Chinese lion. The official mascot made his first public appearance on 28 June 2018 in Shenzhen.[27]

Ball

On 16 March 2019, FIBA revealed the official ball that would be used in the World Cup, Molten BG5000, designed by Molten.[28]

Official song

The song "Champion" was released on 24 July 2019, and performed by American singer-songwriter Jason Derulo featuring Chinese singer Tia Ray. It was performed both in English and the host language Chinese.

Issues and concerns

There were concerns from national federations that they would not be able to play the qualifiers with players from top professional leagues globally (the National Basketball Association and EuroLeague), which was possible with professional leagues operating in mid-year.[29]

Broadcasters

The television rights holders by territory as follows:

Territory Rights holder Ref
Andorra [30]
Angola TPA [30]
Argentina [31][32]
Australia Fox Sports [33]
Baltic states TVPlay Sports [30]
Belgium BeTV [30]
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sport Klub [30]
Brazil SporTV [34]
Bulgaria BNT [30]
Canada DAZN [35]
China [30]
Croatia [30]
Cuba ICRT [30]
Cyprus CYTA [30]
Czech Republic ?T [30]
Estonia TV3 [30]
Finland Yle [36]
France Canal+ [37]
Georgia GPB [30]
Germany Magenta Sport [38]
Greece ERT [39]
Hong Kong I-Cable [40]
Hungary M4 Sport [30]
Iceland RÚV [30]
India FanCode [30]
Indonesia TVRI [41]
Ireland Eurosport [30]
Israel Sport 5 [42]
Italy Sky Sport [43]
Japan [30][44]
Kosovo RTK [30]
Latin America [45][30]
Latvia TV3 [30]
Lebanon LBC [30]
Lithuania TV3 [30]
Macau TDM [46]
Malaysia Astro [30]
MENA beIN Sports [30]
Mongolia NTV [30]
Montenegro [30]
Netherlands Ziggo [30]
New Zealand [47]
Nordic NENT [30]
North Macedonia Sport Klub [30]
Pacific Islands Melania Media [30]
Paraguay TigoStarTV [30]
Philippines [48]
Poland TVP [49]
Portugal Eleven Sports [50]
Puerto Rico WAPA-TV [30]
Qatar Al Kass [30]
Russia Match TV [30]
Senegal RTS [30]
Serbia [30]
Singapore StarHub [51]
Slovenia Pop TV [30]
South Korea SPOTV [30]
Spain [52][53]
Sub-Saharan Africa [54][30]
Switzerland [30]
Taiwan Eleven Sports [55]
Turkey [30]
Ukraine XSPORT [30]
United Kingdom Eurosport [30]
United States ESPN [56]
Uruguay ANTEL [30]
Vietnam HTV [30]

See also

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