This is the first hosting of the event at the facility, built on the site of the old Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome , a two-time host in and For the first time since , the tournament will return to Columbia, South Carolina when it comes to the Colonial Life Arena, the second tournament the state will host since the end of the ban due to the Confederate Flag controversy.
Westwood One has exclusive radio rights to the entire tournament. Live video of games will be available for streaming through the following means: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Retrieved from " https: Views Read Edit View history. Division A teams will be split in groups of four, to be held in a home-and-away round-robin.
In round two of the World Cup qualifiers, teams will be split in groups of six, totaling four groups in Europe and two in the other qualifiers.
Teams will carry over the points from round one, and face another three teams again in a home-and-away round-robin.
The best teams in each group will qualify for the World Cup. Starting , no wild card selection will be held, and the Olympic champions are not guaranteed a spot in the tournament.
The draw for the qualifiers was held on 7 May in Guangzhou. The tournament will be played in three stages.
In the first stage, the 32 qualified teams will be sorted into eight groups of four A-H , each team in a group will play each other once. The top two teams from each group will then advance to the second group stage.
In the second group stage there will be four groups I-L of four made up of the teams that advanced from the first round, again playing each other once.
The top two teams from groups I to L will qualify for the final knockout phase. Classification rounds will be revived after they were not held in Bottom 2 teams from each group in Round 1 will play in the Classification Round.
The logo design was also inspired from the Chinese Dragon Dance , a cultural tradition depicting a story of two flying dragons battling over a shining pearl which is meant to parallel the competition of national teams for the Naismith Trophy.
An international mascot design competition was organized with the winning mascot chosen by fans. The magical horns of the mascot is described as having the ability to give the dragon "the power to see in the future, envisioning plays and moves before they actually happen".
The mascot was chosen over other finalists Speed Tiger who was inspired by a Siberian tiger and QiuQiu a. Little Lightning who was inspired by a Chinese lion.
The official mascot made his first public appearance on 28 June in Shenzhen. There are concerns from national federations that they will not be able to play the qualifiers with players from top professional leagues globally the National Basketball Association and EuroLeague , which is possible with professional leagues operating in mid-year.
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