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Serbia and Italy headline first list of participants for FIBA 3×3 World Cup 2019

Serbia and Italy headline first list of participants for FIBA 3×3 World Cup 2019

No less than 34 out of 40 participants have been confirmed for the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2019, which will be staged in Amsterdam, Netherlands on June 18-23

No less than 34 out of 40 participants have been confirmed for the FIBA 3×3 World Cup 2019, which will be staged in Amsterdam, Netherlands on June 18-23.

The 2 Dutch national teams were already qualified as hosts and Italy’s women and 4-time world champions Serbia’s men had also secured their World Cup spot after winning last year’s edition in the Philippines.

Thirty additional teams earned their ticket to the competition based on their position in the FIBA 3×3 Federation Ranking.

Mongolia’s women are the only squad to make their debut at the event.

China, Latvia, Mongolia the Netherlands, Russia and Ukraine are currently the only 6 countries which will feature both a men’s and a women’s team at the FIBA 3×3 World Cup 2019.

Participating teams

MEN: Brazil, China, Estonia, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Netherlands (hosts), Poland, Qatar, Russia, Serbia (2018 winners), Slovenia, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, USA.

WOMEN:  Andorra, China, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Italy (2018 winners), Japan, Latvia, Mongolia, Netherlands (hosts), Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Turkmenistan, Ukraine.

 

The 6 remaining tickets for the competition will go to the top 3 teams at the FIBA 3×3 World Cup Qualifier 2019, which will take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 4-5. The list of participants will be announced tomorrow on FIBA3x3.basketball.

Source: FIBA.

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