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FIBA pushes 2018 World Cup to '19

Updated: November 11, 2012, 8:28 AM ET
Associated Press

The men's World Cup of Basketball will skip 2018 and be played instead in 2019, serving as a qualifier for the 2020 Olympics.

The former world basketball championship also will expand from 24 to 32 teams, basketball's world governing body said Sunday.

Normally played every four years, the next World Cup of Basketball will be held in 2014 in Spain. It will continue to be held every four years starting with 2019.

FIBA says the qualification period for the tournament will be held ...

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