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Qatar to host Basketball World Cup for first time



Qatar was named host of the 2027 men’s basketball World Cup on Friday, burgeoning its reputation for staging major global sports events.

Germany will hold the women’s version in 2026, basketball’s governing body, FIBA, said.

Qatar hosted the men’s football World Cup in November and December and will now stage basketball’s showpiece tournament for the first time.

All matches will be held at existing venues in the capital, Doha.

“We are very happy to be able to award the Basketball World Cup 2027 to Qatar,” said FIBA president Hamane Niang.

The draw for the 2023 men’s basketball World Cup takes place on Saturday in the Philippine capital, Manila.

The Philippines, Indonesia, and Japan will host this year’s World Cup from August 25 to September 10.

Qatar was not among the 32 teams that qualified.

Spain are the reigning world champions.




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