From 1950 to 2010, the FIBA Basketball World Cup was known as the FIBA World Championship. It is the International Basketball Federation’s flagship event. The first FIBA Basketball World Cup was held in Argentina in 1950, with the host nation defeating the United States in the final. Since the tournament’s inception in Buenos Aires, where ten teams competed, the field has grown exponentially, reaching a record 32 national teams for the 2019 edition. Yugoslavia and the United States have each won five world championships, the Soviet Union has three, and Brazil and Spain have each won twiceSince 1998, the winners of the FIBA Basketball World Cup have had the opportunity to raise the new Naismith Trophy, named after the inventor of basketball, Dr. James Naismith. The FIBA Basketball World Cup has hosted some of international basketball’s biggest names, including Oscar Schmidt and Nikos Galis, as well as Pau Gasol and Kevin Durant, among others. Switzerland’s MIES – On April 29, the 32 teams vying for glory at next year’s FIBA Basketball World Cup in the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia will find out just how exciting their paths will be at the tournament. The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Draw will take place in Manila, Philippines, on that date. The draw will be the centrepiece of a jam-packed weekend of activities in the city, which is hosting two Group Phase venues and the final stage of FIBA’s flagship event. On April 30, there will also be a National Federation workshop. In May, the National Federations whose teams have been drawn in the other two Group Phase venues, Okinawa (Japan) and Jakarta (Indonesia), will visit game venues, practise facilities, and team hotels. The World Cup begins on August 25 and ends on September 10. Seventeen of the participating countries have already been determined, with the remaining 15 to be determined in February during the final international qualifying window.