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The FIBA Basketball World Cup (known before the 2014 edition as the FIBA World Championship) is an international basketball competition contested by the men's national teams of the members of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been held every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1950, except for three occasions.

The tournament structure is similar, but not identical, to that of the FIFA World Cup. From 1970 through 2014, both of these international competitions were played in the same year. After the 2014 edition, FIBA chose to move its men's World Cup to the year following the FIFA World Cup while retaining the four-year cycle; the 2014 edition was thus followed by a 2019 edition.

A parallel event for women's teams, the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup (known before the 2018 edition as the FIBA World Championship for Women), is also held quadrennially. From 1986 through 2014, the men's and women's events were held in the same year (though in different countries); when FIBA moved the men's World Cup to avoid conflict with the FIFA World Cup, it retained the previous scheduling of the women's edition. Thus, the Women's World Cup is still held on its prior four-year cycle, with events in the same years as the FIFA World Cup and Winter Olympics.

The current format of the tournament involves 32 teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation. The winning team receives the Naismith Trophy, first awarded in 1967. The current champions are Spain, who defeated Argentina in the final of the 2019 tournament.


Gold medal Bronze medal
Year Host Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth
2019 Flag of China.png China Flag of Spain.svg Spain 95–75 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina Flag of France.png France 67-59 Flag of Australia.png Australia
2023 TBA TBA

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