FIBA has awarded the hosting rights of the 2027 FIBA Men’s Basketball World Cup to Qatar Basketball Federation with all games to be played in the city of Doha.

The decision was taken by FIBA’s Central Board during Friday’s meeting held in the Philippines on the eve of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Draw.

This is the first time FIBA’s biggest showpiece will hold in the middle east.

In a statement released on, Hamane Niang, FIBA President, said: “The Central Board was impressed by the submission made by QBF. I would like to congratulate them on behalf of the Board for the quality of the work they have already completed in putting this bid together. We are very happy to be able to award the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2027 to Qatar.

“While we are all looking forward to what we know will be another standout FIBA event when the action starts in Qatar, we will also enjoy the full journey to Doha. The qualification path to the World Cup has been a great success since its introduction in 2017, and we will be ready once again to follow all the action.”

All 32 particiapting teams are expected to play in the same city with all venues within 30 minutes from each other.

In addition, all venues to be used for FIBA’s flagship men’s event are already constructed, while widely used green technologies will help in delivering the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2027 as a carbon-neutral event.