Bahrain have been drawn in Group D of the FIBA World Cup 2023 Qualifiers, alongside Iran, Kazakhstan and Syria.
FIBA awarded hosting rights for the Basketball World Cup 2023 to Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines in December 2017. The group phase will take place in all three countries, with the final phase to be held in the Philippine capital city of Manila.
The 2023 edition of FIBA’s flagship event will mark the first time in the competition’s history that it will be staged in more than one country.
Two co-host nations of the world cup, Japan and the Philippines, received direct qualification.
Continuing with the success of the FIBA Competition System implemented in 2017 for qualification to the 2019 World Cup, the process of qualifying for the 2023 world cup will include six windows over 15 months across the four regions of Africa, Americas, Asia/Oceania and Europe.
Starting in November, the 80 national sides will play home and away games across six qualifying windows to secure their place among the 30 teams who will join the hosts in the 32-team edition of the event.
Group A: New Zealand, South Korea, the Philippines and India
Group B: Australia, China, Japan and Taiwan
Group C: Jordan, Lebanon, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.
Group D: Bahrain, Iran, Kazakhstan and Syria