When it comes to world basketball, there is no greater event than the Basketball World Cup. The last World Cup was in China, back in 2019, when the world was not plagued with the pandemic and other crises. Now, things are moving ahead in anticipation for the next basketball World Cup tournament. Many favorites teams struggled to qualify for the World Cup, but most were able to manage their way through. This goes to show that even the best national teams can lose, and that means that the World Cup in the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia will be pretty unpredictable. Certain features of the tournament can be seen on many sportsbook sites to help bettors place bets on their teams.
Below are some things you can expect from this basketball World Cup tournament.
There Will Be 5 Venues
Many people are confused because the basketball World Cup will have three host countries. This arrangement is meant to make things easier for the players and national teams. How is that? There are 8 groups and 5 venues – this makes the organization much easier. The 5 venues are the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay; the Indonesia Arena in Jakarta; and the Okinawa Arena in Okinawa City. The good news is that these venues are either completely new or renovated. That means the players and their national teams will play the World Cup basketball in the best possible conditions. We hope to see some good basketball.
The Teams That Have Qualified So Far
If you love basketball, then you definitely know that not all teams have qualified for the basketball World Cup that is taking place in the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia. There are many favorites who are yet to qualify. But, here are the national teams that have managed to qualify: Japan, the Philippines, Finland, Ivory Coast, New Zealand, Lebanon, Canada, Australia, Germany, Latvia, Italy, Spain, China, Slovenia, Lithuania, France, and Greece. These national teams are guaranteed to be there when the tournament begins.
The Favorites To Win
It is a bit complicated to discuss the favorites for this basketball World Cup because many national teams that have a good chance of winning have not yet qualified for the competition. But, if we have to make predictions and guess the favorites, it is safe to say that the USA, Spain, Serbia, and Greece have the best chance of winning.
These are some of the things you can expect from the basketball World Cup competition in the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia.