FIBA 3×3 World Championships (Men & Women & U18)

The FIBA 3×3 World Championship is the top level 3×3 basketball National Team event. Unlike the ‘open’ network of tournaments, players do not create teams themselves, but are selected by their National Federations to represent their countries. There are in fact four FIBA 3×3 World Championship competitions: the FIBA 3×3 World Championship for men, for women, for U18 men and U18 women. Similarly to FIBA’s five on five tournaments, countries qualify via their respective Continental Zones, according to a pre-defined quota for each continent.
The FIBA 3×3 World Championship is the highest National Team 3×3 competition and is played at senior men, senior women, U18 men and U18 women level.
Teams qualify through their respective Continental Zones, according to quotas defined for each zone.
3×3 World ChampionshipFrequency
Number of teams
2012 edition
Senior Men
every 2 years
24 teams
Athens, Greece
23-26 August
Senior Women
every 2 years
24 teams
Athens, Greece
23-26 August
U18 Men
every year
32 teams
Madrid, Spain
28-30 September
U18 Women
every year
24 teams
Madrid, Spain
28-30 September
The 24 team formats (senior men, senior women and U18 women), sees teams are divided into four groups of six teams and play in a round-robin first round against their five respective group opponents. The top four teams from each group progress to the Eighth-Finals where the tournament continues in a standard knock-out format.
The 32 team formats (U18 men), sees teams are divided into four groups of eight teams and play in a round-robin first round against their seven respective group opponents. The top two teams from each group progress to the Quarter-Finals where the tournament continues in a standard knock-out format.
The 3×3 World Championships events also include individual skills challenges for participating players, activities and entertainment.
The 3×3 World Championships will consist of 24 Men’s and 24 Women’s teams.The participating teams will be:
MEN – Argentina, Brazil, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, England, Estonia, France, Greece, Guam, Ivory Coast, Latvia, Lebanon, Nepal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Ukraine, USA and Venezuela.
WOMEN– Angola, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Jordan, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Ukraine and USA.Meanwhile, there will be 32 Boys’ and 24 Girls’ teams playing in the U18 tournament.

The participating teams will be:
BOYS – Angola, Australia, Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Poland, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, USA and Venezuela.
GIRLS – Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic, England, Estonia, France, Guam, Hong Kong, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey and USA.

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