Basketball and India

2023 FIBA World Cup Asia Qualifiers: India slotted alongside New Zealand, Korea and Phillippines in Group A

The results from the Qualifiers Draw Ceremony for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup are out.

Held behind closed doors at the Patrick Baumann House of Basketball in Miles, Switzerland, the ceremony set the stage for the Qualifiers across the four regions in Africa, Americas, Asia and Europe

In the Asia Draw, India is one of 16 teams looking to seal eight spots at the World Cup. Of the eight spots allocated to Asia, two have already been guaranteed to hosts Japan and Phillippines. Japan and Phillippines along with Indonesia will be the three host nations for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

MORE: India seals 10th consecutive Asia Cup spot

India got slotted alongside New Zealand, Korea and Phillippines in Group A. Here's how all the groups from Asia Draw look like:

At the time of the draw, India is the lowest-ranked Group A nation (78) in the FIBA Men's rankings with New Zealand at 25, Korea at 29 and Phillippines at 31.

In search of its first-ever World Cup appearance, India did participate in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers but was eliminated in the first round after losing all of it's six games.

The road is difficult but if all the cards fall right, here's how India can qualify and advance to become one of the six Asian teams at the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

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