It's Argentina vs Spain - so who will win the World Cup? But that now feels like a distant memory as Spain and Argentina prepare to battle it out for the trophy and the title. And you're in the right place to discover how to get a Basketball World Cup live stream from your corner of the Earth. The edition is taking place in China across eight different venues.
What is it? Originally known as the FIBA World Championships from , the World Cup brings the best basketball nations across the globe together, starting with a series of qualifying campaigns from the various regions, similar to the football version.
Credit:AAP This year, a record 32 teams will compete, expanded from 24 teams that featured in the last installment in Spain back in Advertisement Where is it being held? China is hosting this year's event across eight different cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Guangzhou and Dongguan.
It is the first time China - who staged the women's world championships back in - have held the men's tournament.
Shanghai and Dongguan will host the first knockout rounds, with the semi-finals and final to be held in Beijing. Who is broadcasting it in Australia?
Fox Sports has exclusive rights to the competition in Australia and will show all Boomers and Team USA matches live, along with select other group games. Loading They will then broadcast two matches per day through the knockout and classification rounds, plus two quarter-finals, both semi-finals and the decider on September For fans of all the other nations competing, Fox Sports' streaming service Kayo will be showing every game live.
What is the competition format? The 32 countries are split into eight groups of four, with the top two teams after the round-robin stage progressing to the knockout rounds. It is then a single-game elimination format through to the final.
The 16 teams that don't progress from their group also continue to play-off in classification rounds, so that by the end of the tournament every side is ranked. You can find the groups and full the match schedule on the official competition website here.
Who are the favourites? Even without most of the NBA's biggest names, the Americans are short-priced favourites. Australia are on the sixth line of betting, behind France and just ahead of Lithuania and Argentina.
Who are in Australia's group? The Boomers will be based in Dongguan for the group stage and open their campaign against Canada at 5.
The teams split a recent two-game warm-up series in Australia. The Aussies also have Senegal and Lithuania in their group.
Does Australia have a shot at a medal? Teams featuring the likes of Andrew Gaze, Luc Longley, Shane Heal, Andrew Bogut and Patty Mills have got close over the years, losing a series of bronze-medal play-offs, without ever managing to get on the podium.