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This is a list of the men's national basketball teams in the world.
Current FIBA zones: red-Americas, blue-Europe, dark gray-Africa, yellow-Asia, green-Oceania, black-unclassified, light gray-not a FIBA member
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.)
The newest national team are East Timor and South Sudan which were recognized on 2013.
It is interesting to note that there are more FIBA-recognized teams than FIFA-recognized teams (209).
FIBA Africa, which has 53 national teams, is divided into 7 zones.
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.
FIBA Asia (formerly the Asian Basketball Confederation) is divided into 6 zones.
FIBA Europe has 51 member nations under it.
- Great Britain, a combined team of England, Scotland and Wales, competed in Eurobasket 2009 and played at the 2012 Olympics.
FIBA Oceania has 21 member nations under it.
- 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.
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: