MANILA (FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018) - FIBA announced on Friday that the Philippines Basketball Federation (SBP) will organize the fifth edition of the FIBA 3x3 World Cup on June 8-12, 2018.
This means the final day of the most prestigious 3x3 national team competition will be played on Philippines Independence Day, the country’s National Day.
Twenty men's and 20 women's teams will compete in the team event and in three individual contests (men's dunk contest including professional dunkers, women's skills contest and mixed shoot-out contest).
The 40 qualified teams have until November 30 to confirm their participation. The provisional list is as follows:
Men: Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Ecuador, Estonia, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines (hosts), Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia (reigning champions), Slovenia, Ukraine, Uruguay.
Women: Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines (hosts), Russia (reigning champions), Spain, Switzerland, Turkmenistan, USA, Venezuela.
More details regarding the venue of the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018 will be announced at a later stage
ABOUT FIBA 3x3
Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the world’s number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.
It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefited from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3x3 World Tour (www.fiba.basketball/3x3worldtour) and national-team FIBA 3x3 World Cup.
Nike is FIBA 3x3's Founding Partner.
FIBA 3x3 events are played on Sport Court's floors with Schelde backstops and benefit from Wilson's innovative and specially-made ball for 3x3.
For further information about 3x3, visit fiba3x3.com, FIBA 3x3 accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube or contact email@example.com.