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FIBA announced the National Team World Ranking after the last stage of World Cup Qualifiers and there aren’t important changes at the top compared to the previous ranking. Only Russia moved up to complete the top 10, replacing Australia.
List of Top 10 national teams in the world:
The organization also announced that the seven best-ranked along as China (tournament hosts) will be the top seeds in the Basketball World Cup. The official statement by FIBA is as follows:
The FIBA World Ranking Men, presented by NIKE, has been updated after the February window brought the curtain down on the Qualifiers for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.
This latest edition of the ranking serves as the basis to determine the seeds and pots for the draw of the first-ever 32-team World Cup. The top seeds will be tournament hosts China and the seven best ranked qualified teams – USA, Spain, France, Serbia, Argentina, Lithuania and Greece.
The complete draw procedures, based on the ranking and geographical principles, will be published during the week leading up to the next milestone event on the Road to China 2019.