Basketball World Cup 2019 Gets Underway

For Basketball fans there is a smorgasboard of delight commencing right now in China – the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Here’s some help to get you hooked up to the games being live streamed. Tonight Lithuania – a crazy basketball mad Eastern European Nation meets Australia’s Boomers at 9.30pm Eastern Standard Time (Thursday 5th of September)

From here’s the lowdown on viewing the series.

Basketball World Cup 2019 live stream: how to watch every FIBA game online from anywhere


Forget the NBA…international basketball supremacy is at stake

The 18th edition of the FIBA Basketball World Cup is in full swing in China across eight different venues. It may feel like a long way from you are, but at least you’re in the right place to discover how to get a Basketball World Cup live stream from your corner of the Earth.

While usually held every four years, there’s been a bit of a longer wait for Basketball fans this time out, with the tournament delayed by a year, meaning it now falls out of sync with the FIFA World Cup for the first time. There’s also a new expanded format, with 32 teams now taking part, up from the previous 24.

The USA go into the tournament as two-time defending champions as well as clear favourites, and will be looking to become the first nation to win the World Cup three times on the bounce.


It won’t be a cakewalk for the Americans, however. Many of the big names from the NBA have not made themselves available, with the likes of Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving, Paul George and Anthony Davis all withdrawing.

On top of that, the chasing pack this time out will be stronger than ever, with Serbia, Spain and Greece all genuine contenders.

Beyond the tournament itself there’s more at stake – the FIBA World Cup will this year act as qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, with seven of the twelve spots up for grabs (the top two finishers from both Europe and the Americas, along with the top one from each of Africa, Asia and Oceania).

FIBA World Cup 2019 Groups

  • Group A: China (hosts), Venezuela, Poland, Ivory Coast
  • Group B: Russia, Argentina, South Korea, Nigeria
  • Group C: Spain, Iran, Puerto Rico, Tunisia
  • Group D: Angola, Philippines, Italy, Serbia
  • Group E: United States, Turkey, Czech Republic, Japan
  • Group F: Greece, New Zealand, Brazil, Montenegro
  • Group G: Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Jordan
  • Group H: Canada, Senegal, Lithuania, Australia


How to live stream the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in Australia

Fox Sports Australia will be showing all the basketball action from China down under. The Fox Sports package doesn’t come cheap, BUT there is a two week FREE trial if you want to give it a try before you buy.

Australians can also live stream 2019 FIBA World Cup action via the Kayo Sports streaming service, which features no lock-in contracts and also includes access to over 50 sports, both live and on demand.

Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream across two devices simultaneously. Alternatively, the service also offers a Kayo Sports Premium Package, which provides three concurrent streams for $35 per month.

The Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports apps means you can access this from your chosen device wherever you are (although you’ll need a VPN if you’re taking that abroad).


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