2018-12-31 00:11:38 Source: Beijing News
Yi Jianlian Abu Dhabi
2018 will be over soon, and 2019 will be coming soon. For Chinese sports, the most important event of the new year is the basketball World Cup held at the door. It was the first time the event was completed in China, and also the first time the FIBA expanded the World Cup to 32 teams. Mata will focus on China.
On March 16, 2019, the basketball World Draw ceremony will be held in Shenzhen, from August 31 to September 15, the 16-day basketball World Cup will be held in Beijing, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Shenzhen, Foshan, and Dongguan. The city is fully operational.
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World Cup results are linked to Olympic seats
The predecessor of the Basketball World Cup 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 Championship officially changed its name to the Ball World Cup. Basketball. In 2014, the first basketball World Cup was held in Spain, but the scale of the event and the competition system were no different from the World Championship.
Starting in 2019, FIBA will expand the scale of the event to 32 teams for the first time, and a new system will be implemented. In 2019, it will be considered the first year of the basketball World Cup. Because the previous World Championship was not very attractive to superstars, many strong teams would choose to send young players to the Olympics. The FABA 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 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
At the 2019 Basketball World Cup, seven teams will immediately qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and the remaining four places will be produced through qualification. These 7 teams must be the top ranked team on all continents in the World Cup, for example, if the Chinese men's basketball team wants to advance directly to the Tokyo Olympics, the score must be ranked first among all Asian teams.
The big 32 have produced 18 seats.
To select 32 teams participating in the World Cup in a more scientific and fair manner, the 2019 World Cup qualification is divided into six periods: November 2017, February 2018, June 2018, June 2018, September 2018. In November 2018 and February 2019, two pre- selection is held in each window period.
2019 World Cup seats are allocated to entertain China, 7 Asia-Pacific teams, 5 African teams, 7 American teams and 12 European teams. In five window matches that have ended, including the Chinese home team, 18 teams have won the previous seat.
Among them, Australia, South Korea and New Zealand managed to break through in the Asia-Pacific region, Argentina, Canada, the United States and Venezuela advanced in America, as a traditional strong team in the African, Angolan, Nigerian and Tunisian regions getting seats early , in the competitive European region, the Czech Republic Teams from France, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Spain and Turkey also made progress.
The sixth window of the 2019 Basketball World Cup qualification will be held from February 18 to 26, and 26 teams will compete for the remaining 14 seats. On February 26, all 32 will be placed.