2022 FIBA Asia Cup

International basketball tournament 

The Asian Basketball Championship (formerly called the Asian Basketball Association Cup) is an international basketball tournament held every two years since 1960 under the auspices of FIBA (Asia). It is a qualifying tournament for Asian teams for the World Cup and the Olympic tournament. It is the most prestigious tournament for men’s national teams in the sport in Asia.

FIBA Asia Champions, formerly not known as the Asian Basketball Confederation (ABC) Champions Cup until 2002, is the Asian club championship for professional basketball. It is organized by FIBA Asia and has been held once a year (since 1995).

In the past, FIBA has announced plans to expand the FIBA Intercontinental Cup to possibly include FIBA Asian Championship teams, the African Basketball League, the NBL from Australia, and possibly the NBA at some point in the future.



The first Asian Basketball Tournament was inaugurated in 1960. Its main purpose was to select the strongest Asian teams for the World Championships and Olympic Games.

In most tournaments close to the championship team of South Korea, as well as the team of Japan, which settled for silver and bronze medals. The Philippine national team in recent years has become much weaker – the reason for this, among others, FIBA ban to play in the tournament professional players (in force until 1989).

The Asian participants are divided into five groups (based on region):

Each group delegates two or three teams (depending on the region) to the final tournament; the tournament host automatically qualifies. Also qualifying tournaments included Stankovic Cup, East Asian Championship, Southeast Asian Championship, Central Asian Championship, West Asian Championship, and Gulf Coast Championship.

The FIBA Asian Women’s Cup is a biennial international basketball tournament for women’s national teams from FIBA Asia and, as of 2017, FIBA Oceania. Until 2001, it was known as the Asian Basketball Confederation (ABC) Championship, and until 2015, the FIBA Asian Women’s Championship.

Previously, various tournament formats were used. Most of them were similar to the format of two group stages and playoffs. The current format in 2022, which will take place 12 – 24 July, is a multi-stage tournament. In the preliminary round, 16 teams are grouped into four groups. The four winning teams of the elimination games will advance to the quarterfinals. The elimination games will be followed by the playoff phase.


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