BELGRADE – The Basketball Federation of Serbia (KSS) on Wednesday announced plans to bid to host the men’s 2023 Basketball World Cup and co-host the women’s 2019 European Championship with Slovenia.

Under a proposal to be made to Slovenia, the group stage of the competition would take place in both countries, while the knock-out stage would be played in Belgrade, the KSS said in a statement released after a session of its Board of Directors.

At the same time, the KSS highlighted the significance of 3-on-3 basketball, in which Serbia has moved up from the 13th to the 1st position in the FIBA world ranking.