Russia is now out of the running to host the 2023 FIBA World Cup after the Russian Basketball Federation officially withdrew its candidature. The comes on the heels of Turkey’s withdrawal as a host as well. With both countries out, there are no more European countries left.
The race is now down to two nominations. The event will either be held in South America, jointly hosted by Argentina and Uruguay; or in Asia where it will be jointly hosted by Japan, The Philippines, and Indonesia.