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, accompanied by the date at which they joined FIBA.

Current FIBA zones: red-Americas, blue-Europe, dark gray-Africa, yellow-Asia, green-Oceania, black-unclassified, light gray-not a FIBA member

Active teams[edit]

The International Basketball Federation, or FIBA recognizes 213 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 Kosovo which were recognized in 2015.

There are more FIBA-recognized teams than FIFA-recognized teams (211).

FIBA Africa[edit]

FIBA Africa subzones.

FIBA Africa, which has 54 national teams,[1] is divided into 7 zones.

FIBA Americas[edit]

FIBA Americas subzones.

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.[2] The Central American and Caribbean Confederations of Basketball (CONCECABA) is further divided into the Central America and Caribbean zone.[3]

FIBA Asia[edit]

FIBA Asia subzones.

FIBA Asia (formerly the Asian Basketball Confederation) is divided into 6 zones and has 44 national teams.[4]

FIBA Europe[edit]

FIBA Europe subzones.

FIBA Europe has 50 member nations under it.[5]

 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 Starting September 30, 2016, England, Scotland and Wales rescinded their FIBA memberships and operate internationally as the British Basketball Federation.[8]

FIBA Oceania[edit]

FIBA Oceania has 22 member nations under it.[9]

Not members of FIBA[edit]

Defunct teams[edit]

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:
  •  Syria retained its old records as Syria.
  •  United Arab Republic (later renamed as Egypt) retained the old records as Egypt

FIBA country codes[edit]

FIBA uses IOC country codes for most countries which are IOC members. For non-IOC members and exceptions, FIBA uses the following codes:

See also[edit]

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