2014 FIBA World Cup Wild Cards

Fifteen (15) national teams have submitted their applications for the 4 remaining Wild Card slots in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.


Teams who have submitted their application for the 2014 FIBA World Cup Wild Cards
Africa (1) – Nigeria
Americas (3) – Brazil, Canada and Venezuela
Asia (2) – China and Qatar
Europe (9) – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Poland, Russia and Turkey

Only 4 teams from the list above and no more than 3 from the same FIBA zone will be in the Wild Cards.

View 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Teams

Criteria of Selection for the Wild Cards (from fiba.com)
Sporting and Promotional Aspects
– The popularity of basketball in the country
– The quality and sporting results of the national teams of the country
– The hosting or bidding for hosting of past FIBA events
– The impact of a participation at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in the country in view of the country’s basketball development
– The commitment of the best players from the country to participate at the FIBA Basketball World Cup

Economic Aspects
– The involvement of local television and corporate sector in the domestic and international basketball competitions
– The importance of the country’s market to FIBA’s commercial partners
– The importance of the country to the Organisers of the FIBA Basketball World Cup

Governance Aspects
– Compliance with the Internal Regulations and General Statutes of FIBA
– The quality of the work of the National Federation
– Governmental support to the National Federation
– Participation in FIBA and/or FIBA Zone activities, commissions, et

Who do you think will get the 4 Wild Card slots?

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