Qatar has been selected as the host of the next World Cup.

FIBA (International Basketball Federation) announced the venue for the 2027 FIBA ​​Men’s Basketball World Cup on its official website on the 28th (Korean time). The FIBA ​​Central Committee selected Doha, Qatar, as the venue for the next tournament at a general meeting held in Manila, Philippines, while expressing expectations. No candidates outside of Qatar were disclosed.

Qatar hosted the FIFA (International Football Federation) World Cup from November 20 to December 18 last year. It was the first FIFA World Cup held in a Middle Eastern country. Qatar has invested about $220 billion (294.47 trillion won) in building seven soccer fields, over 100 hotels, a subway, a new airport, and roads to host the FIFA World Cup.

As much as the conditions for hosting international sports competitions have been created, Qatar has actively stepped forward in hosting the FIBA ​​World Cup. Regarding the background of selecting Qatar as the venue, the FIBA ​​Central Committee said, “I was impressed with the stadium and geographical features that can provide a pleasant viewing environment for basketball fans, and the will to continue investing in basketball in the future.”

The FIBA ​​Central Committee also said, “The stadiums where the World Cup can be held have already been built. All the teams can host the World Cup in one city, and the venues are all 30 minutes away, which will help basketball fans plan their trip.” 메이저놀이터

This is the first time the FIBA ​​World Cup has been held in a Middle Eastern country. As a result, Asia will host the World Cup three times in a row, starting with China in 2019, followed by the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia this year, followed by Qatar in 2027.

FIBA predicted, “As it is the first World Cup held in the Middle East, it will help increase interest in basketball.” Andreas Zaklis, FIBA ​​Secretary General, also said, “Congratulations to Qatar for hosting the World Cup. I am sure it will be a top-notch competition both on and off the court.”

Meanwhile, Qatar is ranked 89th in the FIBA ​​rankings. Qatar competed in the 2006 FIBA ​​World Cup held in Japan, but finished the tournament in 21st place, remaining at the bottom of Group C.

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