Basketball at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Men's qualification
The men's qualification for the Olympic basketball tournament will take place from 2019 to 2020; all five FIBA (International Basketball Federation) zones are expected to have representation in the Olympic basketball event.
Japan as host qualifies directly. The first qualifying tournament will be the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in which seven teams will qualify for the Olympics. The next best 16 teams in the FIBA Basketball World that did not qualify directly to the Olympics along with 2 select teams from each of the four FIBA regions or 24 teams will participate in four separate wild card tournaments which will determine the final four teams which will play in the Olympics.
A total of 12 teams will take part in the Olympics, with each NOC sending in one team.
Qualification via hosting the Olympics
Qualification via World Cup
- FIBA Africa: 1 team
- FIBA Americas: 2 teams
- FIBA Asia: 1 team
- FIBA Europe: 2 teams
- FIBA Oceania: 1 team
Qualification via the wild card tournament
The additional four qualifying teams will be determined through four FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournaments of six teams each or between twenty four teams, totally. The tournaments will be contested by the 16 best non-qualifying teams at the 2019 World Cup and an additional 8 teams; 2 teams from each of the four regions of Africa, Americas, Asia (and Oceania), and Europe. According to the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup results, each zone is allocated with the following berths:
- FIBA Africa: 3 team
- FIBA Americas: 7 teams
- FIBA Asia and FIBA Oceania: 3 team
- FIBA Europe : 11 teams
|#||Qualified team||Zone||Qualification Method|
|1||Argentina||FIBA Americas||Top finishing American team in 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup (#2)|
|2||Australia||FIBA Oceania||Top finishing Oceanian team in 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup (#4)|
|3||France||FIBA Europe||Top-2 finishing European team in 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup (#3)|
|4||Iran||FIBA Asia||Top finishing Asian team in 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup (#23)|
|5||Japan||FIBA Asia||Host nation of 2020 Summer Olympics|
|6||Nigeria||FIBA Africa||Top finishing African team in 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup (#17)|
|7||Spain||FIBA Europe||Top finishing European team in 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup (#1)|
|8||United States||FIBA Americas||Top-2 finishing American team in 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup (#7)|
|9||TBA||TBA||Top team of first FIBA World Olympic qualifying Tournament|
|10||TBA||TBA||Top team of second FIBA World Olympic qualifying Tournament|
|11||TBA||TBA||Top team of third FIBA World Olympic qualifying Tournament|
|12||TBA||TBA||Top team of fourth FIBA World Olympic qualifying Tournament|
2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup
- Final standing by FIBA zone
|Qualify to the 2020 Summer Olympics via sub-zone rank|
|Qualify to the 2020 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament|
|Qualify to the 2020 Summer Olympics as the host country|
|2||Tunisia||3–2||United States||6–2||China||2–3||France||6–2||New Zealand||3–2|
|4||Ivory Coast||0–5||Venezuela||2–3||Jordan||1–4||Czech Republic||4–4|
FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournaments
|FIBA Africa||FIBA Americas||FIBA Europe||FIBA Asia and FIBA Oceania|
|Angola (WC)||Venezuela||Czech Republic||China (WC)|
|Senegal (WC)||Puerto Rico||Poland||South Korea (WC)|
The FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments will include the 16 best-placed non-qualified teams from the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup and two highest-ranked countries per region in the FIBA World Ranking. On 19 September 2019, FIBA announced those teams, which are Angola and Senegal (Africa), Mexico and Uruguay (Americas), China and Korea (Asia-Oceania), and Croatia and Slovenia (Europe).
In 2020 four qualifying tournaments, each producing a team which will be qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics. The format consisted of 24 national teams divided into four tournaments of six teams each, with the winning team from each event qualifying for the Olympics.
- Stein, Mark (2 May 2017). "USA Basketball to use non-NBA players for qualifying after FIBA changes". ESPN. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
- "Qualification for Olympic Games". FIBA. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
- "Field set for FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020". FIBA. Retrieved 19 September 2019.