Those who are into basketball betting are looking forward to FIBA games, as we get to see the best basketball teams across Asia play against each other in an international setting. Of course, those who bet on basketball have their favorite Asian Team, and South Korea is one of the many favorites.
The qualifying games for the 2019 FIBA Men’s Basketball World Cup is now ongoing. And the journey to the top has been going on since November 2017. Back then South Korea has played six games at home against China. Last December 2018, Busan has given confirmation on the country’s entry to the World Cup finals, for the second straight time.
FIBA Men’s Basketball Tournament
In order to qualify for the World Cup, countries must be able to compete in qualifiers. South Korea has been doing exceptionally well. The team has started playing as far back as November 2017, up to February of this year.
This was no easy feat for the team. While basketball is popular, it does not hold a candle to the fame that, say football, and FIFA holds in the hearts of Korean fans. In fact, most sports betting news features football and baseball, and even golf. And while there is a long way for basketball to gain that much popularity, the national team is doing its best to make their country proud.
The road is long for the team, however. After February’s stretch of games, the qualifiers for the World Cup Asia-Oceana 2019 was made final. In November, there will also be another qualifying round. There will be a lot of time for the team to train. The KBA expects that when the Asian Cup ends in 2021, the Korean basketball team will qualify again for the World Cup. The officials behind the Korean Basketball Association, and the KBL, are optimistic that the sport can enjoy the success and popularity that befits them.