Previously called the FIBA World Championship, FIBA Basketball World Cup is all set to conduct the 17th edition of the tournament in the upcoming year, 2014. This tournament would be the last among the 4-year cycle that is currently in operation. Spain is to be the host nation for this upcoming edition of FIBA Basketball World Cup.
The following FIBA World Cup, I estimated to be conducted after a span of another five years. The host country is selected through a bidding process opened by FIBA. Among the interested countries were Spain, Denmark, France, Saudi Arabia, Italy, China, Greece, Qatar, and Russia.
However, the final list had only three names, those of China, Italy, and Spain. The three former tournaments in this 4-year cycle were conducted one in each country. The three fought for the last game, with Spain emerging as the winner.
The main venue for the entire event is the city of Madrid, hosting the maximum number of matches, including the final one. The stadium used will be the Palacio de Desportes de la Communidad de Madrid. Apart from Madrid, five other cities will be hosting several matches from the tournament. Among the final venues are Barcelona, Seville, and Bilbao, along with Madrid.