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This is a list of the men's national basketball teams in the world.

The five FIBA zones.


Active teams

The International Basketball Federation, or FIBA recognizes 213 national teams divided into 5 zones, each roughly corresponding to a continent (North America and South America are grouped under the Americas.)

The newest national team is Montenegro which was recognized on 2006.

It is interesting to note that there are more FIBA-recognized teams than FIFA-recognized teams (209).


FIBA Africa

FIBA Africa subzones.

FIBA Africa, which has 53 national teams,[1] is divided into 7 zones.[2]

Zone 1

Zone 2

Zone 3

Zone 4

Zone 5

Zone 6

Zone 7

  •  Comoros
  •  Madagascar
  •  Mauritius
  •  Seychelles

FIBA Americas

FIBA Americas subzones.

FIBA Americas (formerly the Pan-American Basketball Confederation), which controls North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America, has 44 national teams, divided into three areas.[3]. The Central American and Caribbean Confederations of Basketball (CONCECABA) is further divided into the Central America and Caribbean zone.[4]


  •  Antigua and Barbuda
  •  Aruba
  •  Bahamas
  •  Barbados
  •  Bermuda
  •  British Virgin Islands
  •  Cayman Islands
  •  Cuba
  •  Dominica
  •  Dominican Republic
  •  Grenada
  •  Guyana
  •  Haiti
  •  Jamaica
  •  Montserrat
  •  Netherlands Antilles
  •  Puerto Rico
  •  Saint Kitts and Nevis
  •  Saint Lucia
  •  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  •  Suriname
  •  Trinidad and Tobago
  •  Turks and Caicos Islands
  •  Virgin Islands
Central America
  •  Belize
  •  Costa Rica
  •  El Salvador
  •  Guatemala
  •  Honduras
  •  Mexico
  •  Nicaragua
  •  Panama

North America

South America


FIBA Asia subzones.

FIBA Asia (formerly the Asian Basketball Confederation) is divided into 5 zones.[5]

East Asia


Middle Asia

Southeast Asia Basketball Association (SEABA)

West Asian Basketball Association (WABA)

FIBA Europe

FIBA Europe has 51 member nations under it.[6]

 Great Britain, a combined team of England, Scotland and Wales, is currently competing for Eurobasket 2009 qualification and will play at the 2012 Olympics.

FIBA Oceania

FIBA Oceania has 21 member nations under it.[7]

Non-FIBA members

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  •  Åland Islands
  •  Anguilla
  •  Aragon
  •  Bonaire
  •  Catalonia
  •  Chuuk
  •  Curaçao
  •  French Guiana
  • Guangxi
  •  Gotland
  •  Guadeloupe
  •  Guernsey
  •  Falkland Islands
  •  Pitcairn Islands
  •  Transnistria
  • Flandre
  •  Isle of Man
  •  Isle of Wight
  •  Jersey
  •  Kosovo
  •  Kosrae
  •  Liechtenstein
  •  Martinique
  •  Mayotte
  • Menorca
  •  Niue
  •  Northern Ireland
  •  Pohnpei
  •  Réunion
  •  Rhodes
  •  Saaremaa
  •  Saba
  •  Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  •  Saint Helena
  •  Saint Martin
  •  Sint Eustatius
  •  Sint Maarten
  •  Somaliland
  •  Timor-Leste
  •  Tokelau
  •  Northern Cyprus
  •  Vatican City
  •  Wallonia
  •  Wallis and Futuna
  •  Western Sahara
  •  Yap
  •  Zanzibar

Defunct teams

  •  Czechoslovakia - split into  Czech Republic and  Slovak Republic, Czech Republic is the sole successor and carried the old records with it
  •  East Germany - merged into  West Germany; West Germany assumes the records of a unified  Germany team
  •  Serbia and Montenegro - successor of  Yugoslavia; FIBA recognizes  Serbia as the sole successor and attributes all records to it.  Montenegro is descended from Serbia and Montenegro.
  •  South Vietnam - merged into  North Vietnam; North Vietnam assumes the records of a unified  Vietnam team
  •  South Yemen - merged into  North Yemen; North Yemen assumes the records of a unified  Yemen team
  •  Soviet Union - split into 15 different national teams; FIBA recognizes  Russia as the sole successor although the records achieved doesn't carry over. Other national teams descended from  Soviet Union are:
  •  Moldova
  •  Tajikistan
  •  Turkmenistan
The three Baltic states and Russia which played international basketball prior to 1945 inherited their old records prior to being merged with  Soviet Union:
The Unified Team (a.k.a. the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) team) for the 1992 Summer Olympics was a one-off team.

FIBA country codes

FIBA uses IOC country codes for most countries which are IOC members. For non-IOC members and exceptions, FIBA uses the following codes:

See also



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