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How to watch the Basketball World Cup in Australia

Basketball has become a hugely popular sport in Australia in recent years, thanks partly to our obsession with anything American, but also our appreciation of the world’s best athletes. But while the NBA is still a few months away, we’ve got enough basketball to get us through until then, thanks to the FIBA Basketball World Cup. But as it only comes around every few years, how can Aussies tune into all of the action? Find out how to watch the Basketball World Cup with this Canstar Blue guide. 

How to watch the 2023 Basketball World Cup 

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Basketball fans can watch the Basketball World Cup on both Kayo and Foxtel, with both live and on-demand coverage available throughout the competition. 

Watch the Basketball World Cup on Kayo

Kayo will broadcast Basketball World Cup games both live and on-demand, meaning you’ll be able to catch all the action alongside highlights and analysis to get the full experience. 

Stream Sports with Kayo

Love streaming? Love sports? Kayo is a streaming platform that provides access to a wealth of sports, from basketball to cricket, motorsports and soccer. Click ‘go to site’ for more details.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month
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Kayo One Subscription

  • More than 15,000 hours of sport on-demand
  • Watch on 1 screen at the same time
  • 7-day free trial

min. cost $25 over 1 month

1No. of Screens /same time viewing $25Advertised Cost/month Go To Site
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Basic Subscription

  • More than 15,000 hours of sport on-demand
  • Watch on 2 screens at the same time
  • 7-day free trial

min. cost $30 over 1 month

2No. of Screens /same time viewing $35Advertised Cost/month Go To Site

Watch the Basketball World Cup on Foxtel

Foxtel has secured broadcasting rights for the Basketball World Cup, with coverage both live and on-demand, allowing you to either stay up-to-date with the results, or catch the action in your own time. 

What is the FIBA Basketball World Cup?

The FIBA World Cup is a basketball tournament played by countries that are part of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). Founded in 1950, the competition has grown to feature nations from all around the globe, with teams now qualifying over a two-year cycle. Teams can qualify through Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia-Pacific, with the host nation getting their team through. 

When does the Basketball World Cup start?

The 2023 Basketball World Cup will begin on August 25, and run through to September 10, with teams put in a group stages before making it onto a second round and finals. There are multiple groups for the 32 qualified teams, with the groups listed below:

  • Group A: Angola, Dominican Republic, Philippines, Italy
  • Group B: South Sudan, Serbia, China, Puerto Rico
  • Group C: USA, Jordan, Greece, New Zealand
  • Group D: Egypt, Mexico, Montenegro, Lithuania
  • Group E: Germany, Finland, Australia, Japan
  • Group F: Slovenia, Cape Verde, Georgia, Venezuela
  • Group G: Iran, Spain, Cote d’Ivoire, Brazil
  • Group H: Canada, Latvia, Lebanon, France

Basketball World Cup Fixtures

Below are the game times for the Quarter Finals of the 2023 Basketball World Cup:

  • Lithuania Vs. Serbia – 6:45pm (AEST) Tuesday, September 5
  • Italy Vs. USA – 10:40pm (AEST) Tuesday, September 5
  • Germany Vs. Latvia – 6:45pm (AEST) Wednesday, September 6
  • Canada Vs. Slovenia – 10:30pm (AEST) Wednesday, September 6

When is the Basketball World Cup final?

The Grand Final for the Basketball World Cup will be played on September 10 at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay in the Philippines, with the tip-off time to be announced closer to.

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