List of men's national basketball teams
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This is a list of the men's national basketball teams in the world.
- 1 Active teams
- 1.1 FIBA Africa
- 1.2 FIBA Americas
- 1.3 FIBA Asia
- 1.4 FIBA Europe
- 1.5 FIBA Oceania
- 1.6 Unclassified
- 1.7 Non-FIBA members
- 2 Defunct teams
- 3 FIBA country codes
- 4 See also
- 5 References
The International Basketball Federation, or FIBA recognizes 215 national teams divided into 5 zones, each roughly corresponding to a continent (North America and South America are grouped under the Americas.)
It is interesting to note that there are more FIBA-recognized teams than FIFA-recognized teams (209).
FIBA Americas (formerly the Pan-American Basketball Confederation), which controls North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America, has 43 national teams, divided into three areas. The Central American and Caribbean Confederations of Basketball (CONCECABA) is further divided into the Central America and Caribbean zone.
- Great Britain, a combined team of England, Scotland and Wales, competed in Eurobasket 2009 and played at the 2012 Olympics.
- Czechoslovakia - split into Czech Republic and Slovakia, no team carried over the records of the Czechoslovakia.
- East Germany - merged into West Germany; West Germany assumes the records of a unified Germany team
- Serbia and Montenegro - split into Serbia and Montenegro; FIBA considers Serbia as the successor of the results of Serbia and Montenegro.
- South Vietnam - merged into North Vietnam; North Vietnam assumes the records of a unified Vietnam team
- South Yemen - merged into North Yemen; North Yemen assumes the records of a unified Yemen team
- Soviet Union - split into 15 different national teams; no team carried over the records of the Soviet Union. National teams descended from Soviet Union are:
- The three Baltic states and Russia which played international basketball prior to 1945 inherited their old records prior to being merged with Soviet Union:
- The Unified Team (a.k.a. the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) team) for the 1992 Summer Olympics was a one-off team.
- United Arab Republic - merged from Egypt and Syria; FIBA recognizes Egypt as the sole successor when Syria seceded; Syria retained their old records.
- Yugoslavia - No team carried over the records of the Yugoslavia. Other national teams descended from Yugoslavia are:
- Netherlands Antilles
FIBA country codes
FIBA uses IOC country codes for most countries which are IOC members. For non-IOC members and exceptions, FIBA uses the following codes:
- England: ENG
- Gibraltar: GIB
- Marshall Islands: MIS (IOC: MHL)
- Montserrat: MAT
- New Caledonia: CAL
- Norfolk Island: NIS
- Northern Mariana Islands: SAI
- Scotland: SCO
- Tahiti: TAH
- Turks and Caicos Islands: TCI
- Wales: WAL