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FIBA Basketball World Cup live streams: How to watch 2023 tournament online

By Harry Edwards

FIBA Basketball World Cup live streams: How to watch 2023 tournament online

Published: 8:11, 10 September 2023

The 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup is underway in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia, with 32 nations battling it out to be crowned champions.

How to live stream FIBA World Cup fixtures online:

Bet365 are live streaming a selection of FIBA World Cup fixtures for the 2023 tournament. Here’s how you can access games being live streamed on the Bet365 platform:

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  • Navigate to the ‘In-Play’ link at the top of the homepage and select your desired event.

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This is the first time the FIBA Basketball World Cup will be hosted across multiple nations, with the trio of Asian countries beating out a joint bid from Argentina and Uruguay, who pulled out of the running before voting actually started. While the Philippines and Japan automatically qualified as co-hosts, Indonesia were not given the spot as FIBA wanted them to be competitive by 2021 and reach the quarter-finals of the Asia Cup. Unfortunately, Indonesia were knocked out in the round of 16, just one short and miss out on their home World Cup.

Spain are the defending champions of the FIBA Basketball World Cup, beating Argentina in 2019’s final in what was a pretty dominant performance. The European nation, ranked no.1 in the world, are back at the tournament this year and will be hoping to close the gap on the United States as the most successful country in FIBA Basketball World Cup history. Their tournament got off to the perfect start with a 94-64 victory over Ivory Coast.

USA have won the competition five times, level alongside Yugoslavia who, of course, aren’t a country any more. The Soviet Union have won three, and their medals have not been passed onto Russia, so Brazil and Spain are the next-best active nations with two wins each. Argentina are the only other country to win the FIBA Basketball World Cup, but they failed to qualify for this year’s tournament. There are four debutants at the tournament this summer with Cape Verde, South Sudan, Georgia and Latvia all taking part at the World Cup for the first time.

Split into eight groups of four, the top two from each group will advance to the second round while the third and fourth-placed teams drop into the 17th-32nd Classification battle. The second round consists of four more groups of four, with the top two moving on to the quarter-finals. In the 17th-32nd Classification, there are a further four groups of four, with the 16 teams then ranked by their results.

The final round consists of quarter-finals, semi-finals and final, with the losers of each game later facing off to determine the make-up of the top eight.

Here are the dates you need to know:

  • Friday 25th August – First Round begins
  • Thursday 31st August – Second Round begins
  • Tuesday 5th September – Quarter-finals
  • Friday 8th September – Semi-finals
  • Sunday 10th September – Final

FIBA World Cup fixtures | Latest | Final and 3rd-place match

Sunday, 10 September (UK time)


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