2018-12-31 00:11:38 Source: Beijing News
Yi Jianlian Abu Dhabi
2018 is passing and 2019 is coming soon. For the Chinese sport, the most important event of the New Year is the basketball world championship at the door. This is the first time that the event is settled in China. It is also the first time that FIBA has expanded its World Cup to 32 teams. The eyes will focus on China.
On March 16, 2019, the basketball world championship in Shenzhen, from August 31 to September 15, will host the 16-day basketball world championship in Beijing, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Shenzhen, Foshan and Dongguan. The city is fully operational.
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World Cup results linked to the Olympic seats
The predecessor of the basketball world championship is the men's basketball world championship. This event is the world's best basketball event. It has been almost 70 years since 1950. In 2012, FIBA announced that the men's basketball World Cup officially changed its name to the Basketball World Cup. In 2014, the first basketball World Cup was held in Spain, but the scale of the event and the competition system was no different from the World Cup.
Beginning in 2019, FIBA will extend the scope of the event to 32 teams for the first time, and the new system will be implemented. In 2019, it will be considered the first year of the basketball World Cup. Because the former World Cups are not very attractive to superstars, many strong teams choose to send young players to the Olympics. FIBA also deliberately linked the Basketball World Cup to the Olympics. The results of the 2019 Basketball World Cup will directly determine the seats for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
In the 2019 Basketball World Cup, seven teams will qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, and the remaining four seats will be produced through qualification. These 7 teams must be the top ranked teams on all continents in the World Cup. For example, if the Chinese men's basketball team wants to go straight to the Tokyo Olympics, the score must be ranked first among all Asian teams.
Top 32 has produced 18 seats.
To select the 32 teams participating in the World Cup more scientifically and fairly, the 2019 Basketball World Cup qualification is divided into six window periods: November 2017, February 2018, June 2018, September 2018. In November 2018 and February 2019, two held pre-selection in each window period.
World Cup seats in 2019 are awarded to China, 7 Asia-Pacific teams, 5 African teams, 7 US teams and 12 European teams. In the five window games completed, including the Chinese host team, 18 teams have already won seats in advance.
Among them, Australia, South Korea and New Zealand have successfully breakthroughs in the Asia-Pacific, Argentina, Canada, the United States, and Venezuela advanced in America, as a traditionally strong team in the African region, Angola, Nigeria and Tunisia were early in the competitive European region, Czech Republic Teams in France, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Spain and Turkey have also made progress.
The 6th window in 2019 Basketball World Cup qualifiers will be held from February 18th to 26th, and 26 teams will compete for the remaining 14 seats. On February 26th, the top 32 will all be placed.