2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers: 26 teams battle for 14 spots

With the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Draw set to take place on March 16 in Shenzhen, eighteen teams already qualified, China been the host nation is inclusive.
32 teams will be participating in the World Cup for the first time. The sixth and the final window of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifiers will hold from February 18-26, where 26 teams will fight to get 14 available slots. The teams are;

1. Senegal - Africa
2. Central Africa Republic - Africa
3. Cote d' Ivoire - Africa
4. Uruguay - America
5. Puerto Rico - America
6. Brazil - America
7. Dominican Republic - America
8. Lebanon - Asia
9. Jordan - Asia
10. Iran - Asia
11. Japan - Asia
12. Philippines - Asia
13. Kazakhstan - Asia
14. Montenegro - Europe
15. Latvia - Europe
16.Ukraine - Europe
17. Italy - Europe
18. Poland - Europe
19. Hungary - Europe
20. Croatia - Europe
21. Russia - Europe
22. Finland - Europe
23. Serbia - Europe
24. Georgia - Europe
25. Israel - Europe
26. Cameroon - Africa

Out of 5 teams from Africa, 2 will go through to join the other 3 earlier qualified.
In America, 4 teams will battle for the remaining 3 spots, as they only have provision for 7 teams.

From Asia Qualifiers, 6 teams are justling for 3 available slots, as they also only have provision for 7 teams.
In the European category, 12 teams will battle for the 5 remaining slots as 7 teams already qualified from Europe.

The 14 successful teams will join 18 already qualified teams to make the expected 32 team that will take part in the draw on March 16 in Shenzhen.

By Oladele Emmanuel Abiodun

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