The FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup Bracket for 2019 Tournament

The NBA season is over but doesn’t mean that basketball is done. We have a lot of basketball happening over the off season — there’s the NBA-related leagues such as the WNBA and NBA Summer League. There are also two major international basketball tournaments occurring too.

The Men’s FIBA World Cup begins in September right before the 2019-20 NBA season kicks off in mid-October and the 2019 Under 19 FIBA World Cup just started. The tournament is a official FIBA tournament aimed at national teams comprised of players that are 19 years old or younger. The 2019 Men’s tournament is being held by Heraklion, Greece and runs from June 29th  to July 7th 2019. The U19 Women’s World Cup will be held in Thailand and kicks off on July 20th, 2019. 

Printable U19 Basketball World Cup Bracket

Like other tournament brackets with the World Cup designation, the U19 basketball tournament teams are drawn into groups and from there they compete in a round robin with each opponent in that group to determine seeding for the Knockout Round. The 2019 tournament began the competition with 16 teams and unlike other tourneys, all 16 teams will advance to the next stage based on how they performed in the group stage.

As you can see from the above bracket, the Knockout stage of the FIBA U19 World Cup begins on July 3rd, 2019. When that commences, the format of the tournament moves from Round Robin play to a single elimination competition featuring those 16 teams.

Like many of the other World Cups where placement and finish matters for scoring and potential qualifications for other competitions, there will be a three separate losers bracket where those teams play for 5th-8th place, 9th-12th place and 13th to 16th place. You can see those losers bracket at this Wiki article.

For that we’ve created this blank U19 FIBA World Cup bracket that works for both the Men’s and Women’s tournament. As long as the format of the competition doesn’t change, this empty printable bracket can serve for any tournament moving forward.

The FIBA U19 tournament is made up of teams from four FIBA regions. Qualification for the U19 FIBA World Cup were played out the year prior during regional competition. So for the U19 tournament, it brings together the top youth teams from around the world. Specifically the four best U18 teams from both the FIBA Asia and FIBA Americas regional tournaments, the five best teams from U18 FIBA Europe, two team from FIBA Africa and the host nation makes it 16 teams.

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