After the 2022 Football World Cup, the basketball one: Qatar has obtained the organization of the 2027 Men's Basketball World Cup, the International Federation (FIBA) announced on Friday.
"All the matches of the prestigious tournament will be played in the city of Doha", indicates the Fiba press release, which assures that "all the sites used for this Fiba phase event are already built".
Organized every four years, the next World Basketball must be played in the Philippines from August 25 to September 10, except for part of the group stage hosted in Japan and Indonesia.
At the same time, the 2026 Women's World Cup has been awarded to Germany, where two halls in Berlin will host all the matches.
For the gas emirate, this is yet another take on the sporting world, after the 2022 Football World Cup of course, but also the 2019 World Athletics Championships or even handball in 2015.
Its neighbors on the Arabian Peninsula, where the F1 Grand Prix have multiplied (Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, as well as Qatar), are not left out. In particular, the Saudi kingdom, host of the Dakar rally since 2020, is considering a bid to organize the 2030 Football World Cup, perhaps in association with Greece and Egypt.
Regarding basketball, the Euroleague must decide on the inclusion of a team from the United Arab Emirates in June.