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The media accreditation process for the first window of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers is now underway. The first window of the qualification journey will be played from November 22-30, 2021.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday 23 November (23:59 CET).

The Qualifiers format for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 will remain unchanged from the 2017-2019 cycle, with six windows over a 15-month period across the four regions of Africa, Americas, Asia (including Oceania) and Europe.

Media accreditation will only be provided to individuals who comply with the local testing requirements (host country regulations). FIBA will not require PCR tests for fully or non-vaccinated individuals. These may however be required for travel and entry in a country.

All accredited media who are in contact with teams must comply with local COVID-19 protocols and:

  • Maintain social distancing (1.5m)/avoid physical contact with Zone 1 individuals
  • Wear a facemask / use hand-sanitizer frequently.

Mixed Zone interview opportunities
Interview opportunities with a few selected players will be organized for all Rights-Holding and selected Non-Rights Holding media.

These interviews will be carried out in a pre-defined location around the court area or in an appropriate Mixed zone area.

  • A limited number of accredited media will have access to the Mixed zone, according to the available space
  • Social distancing of 1.5m must be respected between interview positions
  • Microphones must be on a long boom pole/stick to maintain distances with the teams

Post-game Press Conferences
Press conferences will be organized in the venues. Only Rights-Holders and selected Non-Rights Holders will be entitled to attend in person but their presence will also depend on available space.

Remote access to the post-game press conferences should be guaranteed (for ex. Via Zoom).

Access to Practice Sessions
Subject to FIBA confirmation a limited number of Rights-Holders and selected Non-Rights Holder will have the possibility to access the end (5 minutes) of practice sessions. Arrangements should be made on-site with the Broadcast Operations Venue Manager and Media Officer and must comply to the protocol requirement.



  1. Log-in to the FIBA Media Portal or, if you are a new user, create a new profile;
  2. Select the Qualifying Tournament you wish to attend under the “My Events” section (to be found at the top of profile page);
  3. Complete all registration fields as necessary;
  4. IMPORTANT : you will be able to request a “remote coverage accreditation”. This accreditation type will allow you to follow the event remotely and have the opportunity to ask questions to players and coaches virtually during media availability (after the game and during post-game press conferences on Zoom). You will also receive additional content to support your coverage of the event from afar.
  5. Make sure that all tabs are filled out correctly and the information is saved. Following registration, you should receive an accreditation submission confirmation email.
  6. Creating a profile or logging in to a previous existing account is not an application in itself; you must make certain that after your create a profile (account) you also proceed to apply for the event (as per steps #1-5 above).

Your email address and password will allow you to access and modify your application form up until the application deadline.  All applicants are responsible for their travel visa, should one be required.

The national federation hosting a game or group will be responsible for the delivery of the accreditation decisions for any home game.

Should you have any questions, please contact or the host national federation directly.

FIBA and its National Federation are looking forward to welcoming you back in the arenas.

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