2019 China FIBA Basketball World Cup, the 18th FIBA Basketball World Cup, will be held in Beijing, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Shenzhen, Foshan and Dongguan in August 31st to September 15th, 2019. .
The teams was expanded from 24 in the 2014 Spanish Basketball World Cup to 32, including the host Chinese men's basketball team.
The basketball World Cup is an important landmark sport event in China in 2019. China will do its best to run this event. Former US men's national team, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant will attend the World Cup draw in Shenzhen on March 16, 2019.
On July 18, 2018, Damai.cn announced the right to operate the "2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup" ticket selling.
In 2019, the FIBA Basketball World Cup mascot "Child of Dreams" was born in China. Its design is a dragon in the traditional Chinese culture that symbolizes auspiciousness, kindness and excellence.
The mascot is named "The Son of Dreams" and derives from the concept of "Chinese Dream" to convey the modern Chinese spirit of national prosperity, people's happiness, and harmonious world symbiosis.
On March 16, the 2019 Men's World Cup draw was held in Shenzhen. Yao Ming, chairman of the China Basketball Association, Muratore, president of the International Basketball Association, Yi Jianlian, captain of the Chinese men's basketball team, and Kobe Bryant, the ambassador of the men's basketball team, and Yang Biao, were special guests. They all participated in the draw.
The results of the 2019 Men's World Cup draw are as follows:
Group A (host city: Beijing): Côte d'Ivoire, Poland, Venezuela, China
Group B (host city: Wuhan): Russia, Argentina, South Korea, Nigeria
Group C (host city: Guangzhou): Spain, Iran, Puerto Rico, Tunisia
Group D (host city: Foshan): Angola, Philippines, Italy, Serbia
Group E (host city: Shanghai): Turkey, Czech Republic, USA, Japan
Group F (host city: Nanjing): Greece, New Zealand, Brazil, Montenegro
Group G (host city: Shenzhen): Dominica, France, Germany, Jordan
Group H (host city: Dongguan): Canada, Senegal, Lithuania, Australia