18.9 C
Thursday, June 1, 2023

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2027 to Be Held in Qatar, Marking First Middle Eastern Host


Related stories

Russian woman who claimed Biden had sexually assaulted her in 1993 has defected

Following her defection to Moscow, a former staff member...

The attention is on African film

African cinema has completely changed how the world sees...

The 2023 AMVCA begins with a magnificent cultural display

The highly anticipated 9th edition of the Africa Magic...

Six women rescued after a ‘baby factory’ raid in Nigeria

After searching a rumored "baby factory" in Rivers state,...

Qatar has been announced as the host country for the FIBA Basketball World Cup in 2027, marking the first time the tournament will be held in the Middle East.

The decision was made by the FIBA Central Board during a meeting in Mies, Switzerland. Qatar was chosen over the other candidate countries, namely Russia and Indonesia.

The tournament, which takes place every four years, will see 32 teams from around the world competing for the title of world champion. The event is expected to draw large crowds of basketball fans from all over the globe, as well as media coverage and attention.

Read Also  Brazil's legendary footballer Pelé dies

Qatar has been rapidly growing its sports infrastructure in recent years, with investments in world-class venues and facilities for a range of sports. The country has previously hosted major sporting events such as the 2019 World Athletics Championships and the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and the addition of the FIBA Basketball World Cup to its portfolio is a testament to its continued commitment to sports development and promotion.

Speaking about the announcement, FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis said, “We are thrilled to bring the FIBA Basketball World Cup to Qatar for the first time. This is a fantastic opportunity for the country to showcase its sports facilities and infrastructure on a global stage, and for basketball fans around the world to experience the passion and excitement of the tournament in the Middle East.”

Read Also  Nigeria Falcons lose in Mexico for the sixth time in a row under Waldrum

The President of the Qatar Basketball Federation, Sheikh Saud Bin Ali Al-Thani, expressed his delight at the news, saying, “We are honored and excited to host the FIBA Basketball World Cup in 2027. Qatar is a country with a great passion for sports, and we are committed to providing the best possible experience for all participants and visitors.”

Preparations for the tournament are expected to begin soon, with a focus on ensuring that the necessary facilities and infrastructure are in place to host a world-class event. The FIBA Basketball World Cup is set to be a major highlight of the global sporting calendar in 2027, and Qatar is poised to make it a truly unforgettable experience.

Read Also  Fofana, who used to deliver pizzas, is now delivering World Cup crosses

Oh hi there 👋
It’s nice to meet you.

Sign up to receive awesome & exclusive content in your inbox, every week.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

InsiderBLM is a fast-growing business site with deep financial, media, tech, and other industry verticals.


- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Latest stories