Australia bids to host 2031 FIBA World Cup

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Australia is set to bid for the 2031 Basketball World Cup after a record breaking FIFA Women’s soccer World Cup in Sydney this month.

Five time Olympian, Andrew Gaze, tells the Herald Sun, Australian fans would sell out stadiums to see NBA stars Giannis Antetokounmpo play for Greece or Luka Doncic represent Greece.

Meetings for the 2031 World Cup are expected to begin in the coming weeks, with the goal to bring the best basketballers around the world to Australia.

Giannis Antetokounmpo. Photo: NBA.

The FIBA World Cup being played in the Philippines, Indonesia and Japan this year.

The Australian Boomers played three games in Melbourne before crowds of over 10,000 per night.

Basketball Australia chief executive Matt Scriven, who confirmed a bid for Australia is in motion said, “In relation to the Men’s Basketball World Cup we have expressed our interest to host this event together with several other premium events and we will continue our discussions with FIBA over the coming months.”

Source: Herald Sun

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