Nu Oranje en Nederland langzaam wakker worden en gaan kijken naar het EK van volgend jaar (we zagen al mensen op facebook vragen wie er mee gaat op vakantie) , wordt het ook steeds interessanter om te kijken naar de WK’s van de komende jaren, want als je je twee jaar achtereen weet te plaatsen voor het EK (laten we de blunder even niet meetellen) , dan zou een WK ook zomaar kunnen!!
MIES (FIBA Basketball World Cup) – FIBA has revealed the candidates that make up the shortlist to host the next two editions of its flagship competition, the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
China, Germany – alone or possibly as part of a joint candidacy with France – the Philippines, Qatar and Turkey are the six countries in the running to stage the 2019 and 2023 editions of the event.
FIBA’s Central Board will announce who is to host the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup at its next meeting on 18-19 June 2015. At that time, it may also decide which of the remaining countries is to stage the 2023 edition, or to extend the bidding process.
“We are extremely pleased to announce that six countries have expressed their interest in host the biggest basketball tournament in the world,” said FIBA Secretary General and International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member Patrick Baumann.
“The commitment to growing basketball as well as to stage first-class sporting events is something they all have in common.”
The 2019 edition of the FIBA Basketball World Cup will be the first one to feature 32 teams. In order to qualify, countries will compete in the first cycle of the new worldwide competition system and calendar – which comes into effect in 2017 – by playing home and away games.
All candidates will attend a workshop at FIBA’s headquarters on 15-16 December. Thereafter, site visits will take place in early 2015.