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List of men's national basketball teams

This is a list of the men's national basketball teams in the world.

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

Active teams

The International Basketball Federation, or FIBA recognizes 215 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.

It is interesting to note that there are more FIBA-recognized teams than FIFA-recognized teams (209).

FIBA Africa

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FIBA Africa subzones.

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

FIBA Americas

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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]


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FIBA Asia subzones.

FIBA Asia (formerly the Asian Basketball Confederation) is divided into 6 zones.[4]

FIBA Europe

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FIBA Europe subzones.

FIBA Europe has 52 member nations under it.[5]

23x15px Great Britain, a combined team of England, Scotland and Wales, competed in Eurobasket 2009 and played at the 2012 Olympics.

FIBA Oceania

FIBA Oceania has 21 member nations under it.[8]

Non-FIBA eligible members

Autonomous communities of Spain

Non-member have at least recognize by one of a sport federation

Region teams

Island Games team

Defunct teams

The three Baltic states and Russia which played international basketball prior to 1945 inherited their old records prior to being merged with 23x15px 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.

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:

See also