Basketball: Qatar announced as host of 2027 World Cup

Qatar has been awarded the hosting rights for the 2027 FIBA Basketball World Cup, with all games to be played in Doha, the International Basketball Federation said Friday.

The Middle Eastern country staged the World Cup men's football finals last November and December. Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia will co-host the men's Basketball World Cup from Aug. 25 to Sept. 10 this year.

"One of the best-connected destinations in the world, Qatar's capital city, Doha, has direct flights from most of the potential participating countries, while the recently upgraded subway and public transportation network connects all venues," FIBA said.

"With all of the teams playing in the same city, fans can plan everything far in advance and enjoy a unique experience since all venues are within 30 minutes of each other."

On Friday, FIBA also said the 2026 Women's Basketball World Cup will be staged in Germany, with two venues in Berlin.

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