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. There are more than 200 national basketball teams, the second sport with more national teams, with teams representing all UN member states except the Liechtenstein, as well as several dependent territories, sub-national entities and states who are not members of the United Nations.
This list excludes other teams, which generally play outside FIBA's recognition. Excluded teams include those who represent ethnic groups, sub-national entities and dependent territories other than those recognized by FIBA or its confederations, competitors at the Island Games, unrecognized states, separatist movements, and pseudo or micro-nations.
- 1 Members of FIBA affiliated confederations
- 1.1 FIBA Africa
- 1.2 FIBA Americas
- 1.3 FIBA Asia
- 1.4 FIBA Europe
- 1.5 FIBA Oceania
- 2 National teams not affiliated to FIBA confederations
- 3 Former national basketball teams
- 4 FIBA country codes
- 5 See also
- 6 References
Members of FIBA affiliated confederations
This section lists the current 213 men's national basketball teams affiliated to FIBA, through their national basketball associations. FIBA members are eligible to enter the FIBA Basketball World Cup and matches between them are recognized as official international matches.
The five confederations are:
- Africa – FIBA Africa
- Americas – FIBA Americas
- Asia – FIBA Asia
- Europe – FIBA Europe
- Oceania – FIBA Oceania
- Africa – AfroBasket
- Americas – FIBA AmeriCup
- Asia – FIBA Asia Cup
- Oceania – FIBA Oceania Championship
- Europe – EuroBasket
Members of FIBA include a majority of United Nations member states, as well as one state that is an observer at the United Nations (Palestine). They also include several constituent countries, autonomous areas, associated states, dependent territories, and two sovereign states who are neither UN members or observers (Kosovo and the Republic of China). The team from the Republic of China is designated as "Chinese Taipei" by both FIBA and its affiliated continental confederations.
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. Starting September 30, 2016, England, Scotland and Wales rescinded their FIBA memberships and operate internationally as the British Basketball Federation.
National teams not affiliated to FIBA confederations
Former national basketball teams
- Czechoslovakia - split into two teams; no team carried over the records of Czechoslovakia
- East Germany - merged into
- South Vietnam - merged into
- South Yemen - merged into
- 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.
- Later split into two teams:
- Yugoslavia - split into five teams; no team carried over the records of Yugoslavia. Other national teams descended from Yugoslavia are:
- Netherlands Antilles - replaced by:
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
- Brown, Michael. "Biggest Global Sports". Retrieved 11 September 2015.
- FIBA.com - Zones:FIBA Africa
- FIBA.com - Zones: FIBA Americas
- About FIBA Americas Archived 2007-08-19 at the Wayback Machine.
- FIBA.com - Zones: FIBA Asia
- FIBA.com - Zones: FIBA Europe
- "FIBA Europe". Retrieved 4 August 2010.
- "Kosovo becomes 215th National Member Federation of FIBA". FIBA. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
- . FIBA http://www.fiba.com/news/decisions-aplenty-as-fiba-central-board-concludes. Retrieved 12 August 2015. Missing or empty
- FIBA.com - Zones: FIBA Oceania