The FIBA Basketball World Cup, or the FIBA World Cup of Basketball as it is also know, has been going since it was founded in 1950 and remains one of the prestigious tournaments in the history of the sport.
The World Cup is contested by the men’s national teams from the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the sport's global governing body.
The FIBA Basketball World Cup has been held every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1950, except for two occasions.
The tournament structure is similar, but not identical, to that of the FIFA World Cup. The current format of the tournament involves 24 teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation.
The winning team receives the Naismith Trophy and Yugoslavia/Serbia are the country who has won it the most number of times – five in total – while United States have won it four with the Soviet Union winning it three times.