The 2027 FIBA World Cup will be held in Qatar! The International Basketball Federation announced it this morning…
After hosting the World Handball Championship in 2015, and the football World Cup in 2022, it is now the turn of basketball to head to Qatar! An opportunity to promote this sport in a region where it is not very popular. The host country has only participated in one World Cup in its history, it was in 2006. The Qataris finished last with 5 defeats in as many games….
It is important to note that all the venues that will host the games are already existing. This avoids the construction of expensive new infrastructures that could be harmful to the environment.
The FIBA World Cup 2027 will bring together fans from all over the world! Especially fans from the Middle East and North Africa, as it will be the very first time that a FIBA World Cup will be organized in this part of the world. An element to encourage the engagement of the population in this sport… But also to develop its popularity!
At the same time, the Women's World Cup 2026 awarded to Germany!
In 2027, Qatar will be the scene of the men’s World Cup basketball games… While Germany will host the women’s edition in 2026. The city of Berlin in Germany will be the host city for the FIBA Women’s World Cup in September 2026. Two renowned venues will be used for the games: the Arena Berlin and the Max-Schmeling Halle. The Arena Berlin is considered one of the best sports facilities in Europe, having hosted events such as the FIBA EuroBasketball Final in 2022!