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The fifth window of FIBA World Cup 2023 Qualifiers has arrived and will take place from November 7 to 15, 2022.

Window 4, which marked the start of the second qualifying round, saw four teams join the co-hosts Japan and Philippines as officially confirmed to play next year’s flagship event.

New Zeeland and Lebanon clinched two berths in the Asia (and Oceania) qualifiers while Finland and Ivory Coast qualified for the European and African qualifiers respectively. No team from the Americas has yet done enough to book their spot, which means everything remains to be played for the start of Window 5.

Countries that qualified for the second round were drawn into groups of six teams. For the regions of Asia (including Oceania), Africa and the Americas, there are now two groups of six teams per continent. For Europe, there are four.

The fifth window will continue to see teams play against everyone in their group, home and away.

For the European region, the top three teams from each group after all matches played will continue, meaning a total of 12 countries will represent the continent on the world stage.

For Africathe top two teams from each group at the end of Window 6 plus the best third team will get their ticket, while for the Americas these will be the top three teams from each group in addition to the top fourth-placed teams.

As hosts of the World Cup ‘final stage’, the Philippines have already qualified, as have Japan who qualified as hosts by virtue of their ranking. This means that they already occupy two of the seven places available for teams coming from Asia (and Oceania). Indonesia, third co-hosts, will not participate in the tournament after failing to improve their standings in time. With Lebanon and New Zealand now confirmed, there are just three spots left for those from both continents trying to qualify for the World Cup next year.

Unlike the other continental groups, however, the African region will not play in this window.

Last time out in August, African teams played a three-match tournament in the fourth window, meaning they only need another window to complete their qualification process. They will do so alongside the other regions in February 2023.

In most cases, results from the first round carried over to the second throughout the playoffs to ensure equal importance to every game played throughout the process.

Victor Wembanyama was a tour de force against G League Ignite in both exhibition games held in Las Vegas, Nevada

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European Basketball World Cup 2023 qualifiers: Stars to watch

With many teams able to lock their place in next year’s World Cup co-hosted by Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines, the stakes in Window 5 are certainly high.

Adding more heat to the fire is the recent start of the 2022/23 National Basketball Association (NBA) season, which means many countries will be deprived of their top talent ahead of tough games – it means depth will be tested .

For EuroBasket 2022 silver medalists France, which will be without the tastes of Rudy Gobert and Evan Fournierit means rolling out the hottest basketball prospect in town right now: Victor Wembanyama.

The 7-foot-4, 18-year-old phenom sent shockwaves through the basketball world when he was stunned during a pre-season game between his team, Metropolitans 92, and the NBA G League Ignite. His performance made everyone talk about him, especially James james, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant.

After helping France take second place in the FIBA ​​U19 Basketball World Cup and with the Paris 2024 Olympics on the horizon, bleeding a player like Wembanyama now could be vital to the Blues’ future success at some of the biggest sporting events, and there’s no doubt all eyes will be on him to see what he’s got. can do against some. fierce international opposition.

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Basketball World Cup 2023 qualifiers: Europe – Groups and schedule

After the conclusion of the first round, 24 teams were divided into four groups of six:

Group I

  • Greece
  • Latvia
  • Turkey
  • Belgium
  • Serbia
  • Britain

Group J

  • Germany
  • Finland*
  • Slovenia
  • Israel
  • Sweden
  • Estonia

K-group

  • France
  • Lithuania
  • Montenegro
  • Czech Republic
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Hungary

Group L

  • Italy
  • Iceland
  • Spain
  • Georgia
  • Ukraine
  • Netherlands

Group I will play over two matchdays, which will go as follows:

friday november 11

  • Greece vs Latvia
  • Great Britain v Serbia
  • Turkey vs Belgium

monday november 14

  • Latvia v Great Britain
  • Serbia v Turkey
  • Belgium vs Greece

Group J will play over two matchdays, which will go as follows:

friday november 11

  • Israel vs Slovenia
  • Estonia v Sweden
  • Germany v Finland

monday november 14

  • Slovenia v Germany
  • Finland v Estonia
  • Sweden vs Israel

Group K will play over two matchdays, which will go as follows:

friday november 11

  • Czech Republic vs Montenegro
  • Lithuania vs France
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Hungary

monday november 14

  • Hungary v Czech Republic
  • Montenegro v Lithuania
  • France against Bosnia and Herzegovina

Group L will be played over two match days, which will take place as follows:

friday november 11

  • Netherlands vs Ukraine
  • Iceland vs Georgia
  • Italy vs Spain

monday november 14

  • Ukraine vs Iceland
  • Georgia versus Italy
  • Spain v Netherlands

The schedules for each match are available on the FIBA ​​European Qualifiers website.

(* indicates qualified for 2023)

Kai Sotto will return to action for co-hosts Philippines in Window 5

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Basketball World Cup Asia 2023 qualifiers: Stars to watch

Unbeaten at the top of Group F, Australia are a country on course to qualify for next year’s World Cup with just one more win to clinch their ticket.

But while most of their work is done, baby boomers don’t take this window lightly. With NBA stars like Patty Mills, Jo English, and Matisse Thybullus unable to report for national duty due to league commitments Australia have turned to their domestic league stars to get the job done.

The headliner of those chosen is the 2022 NBL champion and reigning Finals MVP xavier cooks which is given the green light for the first time since Tokyo 2020 where the Boomers clinched bronze.

The 27-year-old has had an electric start to the new season for the Sydney Kings, leaving many waiting Boomers fans wondering what he could achieve by returning to the green and gold.

Plus, be sure to capture attention in Window 5 will be the Filipino Phenomenon Kai Sotto. Although already through, the Gilas Pilipinas will be looking for improvements and the 20-year-old will need to help lead the charge.

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Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers: Asia (including Oceania) – Groups and schedule

After the conclusion of the first round, 12 teams were divided into two groups of six:

Group E

  • New Zealand*
  • Lebanon*
  • Jordan
  • Philippines*
  • Saudi Arabia
  • India

Group F

  • Australia
  • Kazakhstan
  • people of the republic of china
  • Iran
  • Japan*
  • Bahrain

Group E will be played over two matchdays, which will take place as follows:

Thursday November 10

  • Jordan v Philippines
  • Saudi Arabia vs India
  • Lebanon v New Zealand

sunday november 13

  • Jordan v New Zealand
  • Saudi Arabia v Philippines
  • Lebanon v India

Group F will be played over two matchdays, which will take place as follows:

friday november 11

  • Iran v People’s Republic of China
  • Brunei vs Japan
  • Kazakhstan v Australia

monday november 14

  • Iran vs Australia
  • Brunei v People’s Republic of China
  • Kazakhstan vs Japan

The schedules for each match can be found on the FIBA ​​Asian Qualifiers website.

(* indicates qualified for 2023)

2023 Americas Basketball World Cup qualifiers: Stars to watch

Team Canada will have a different look as they head into Window 5 with the intention of locking in their spot at next year’s World Cup.

Sitting 8-0 as the only remaining undefeated team in the Americas, the Canadians have proven to be a force to be reckoned with, especially when NBA stars like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Kelly Olynik report for duty.

With those in America’s top league unavailable for this window, Canada, like all domestic nations, has had to dig deep into its pockets to show that even without their brightest talents, they can still get the job done.

In the case of the Canadiens, that also means moving forward without their head coach. pseudo Nurse who oversees the NBA Toronto Raptors franchise.

Among those who will enter there will be 24 years Jahvon Henry Blair who was part of the Canadian team that finished September America’s Cup 2022 tournament in fourth place.

Henry-Blair was only second in scoring average for Canada behind the Toronto Raptors Dalano Banton who then finished in the All-Star Five tournament.

The Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) player finished averaging 13.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game and will be one of the names who should now go from strength to strength to guarantee Canada’s qualification and a solid placing for the 2023 World Cup.

2023 Basketball World Cup Qualifiers: Americas – Groups and schedule

At the end of the first round, 12 teams were divided into two groups of six:

Group E

  • Canada
  • Venezuela
  • Argentina
  • Dominican Republic
  • Panama
  • Bahamian

Group F

  • Brazil
  • UNITED STATES
  • Uruguay
  • Mexico
  • Porto Rico
  • Colombia

Group E will be played over two matchdays, which will take place as follows:

Thursday November 10

  • Canada v Venezuela
  • Dominican Republic vs Argentina
  • Bahamas vs. Panama

sunday november 13

  • Canada v Panama
  • Dominican Republic vs. Venezuela
  • Bahamas vs Argentina

Group F will be played over two matchdays, which will take place as follows:

friday november 11

  • United States vs Brazil
  • Puerto Rico vs. Colombia
  • Mexico vs Uruguay

monday november 14

  • United States vs. Colombia
  • Puerto Rico vs Uruguay
  • Mexico vs Brazil

The schedules for each match can be found on the FIBA ​​Americas Qualifiers website.

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