The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup will be the 18th tournament of the FIBA Basketball World Cup. The event will mark a new era for the competition. Rescheduled from 2018 to 2019, this edition will be the first FIBA World Cup since 1967 that will not overlap with the FIFA World Cup. Also, the group stage will expand from 24 to 32 teams.
After Germany and France withdrew their 4-nations-bid to host the EuroBasket 2015 (together with Italy and Croatia) Ingo Weiss, DBB president, announced an interest of France and Germany to host jointly the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Only Lithuania has ever qualified for a World Championship, and it hosted EuroBasket 2011. Latvia hosted the EuroBasket Women 2009. However, the previous two world championships were held in European countries.
The former minister of sports Hector Rodriguez Castro said that Venezuela hopes to enter the bidding process to host the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Caracas hosted the FIBA Americas Championship in 2013, and organised the World Olympic Qualification Tournament for men in 2012.