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How they got there

Twenty-four teams qualified for the 2010 FIBA World Championship.

Here is how the 24 teams booked their tickets to Turkey:

As hosts of the competition, Turkey qualified automatically for the Championship.

The second team to qualify was the USA, who booked their ticket as gold medal winners at the Olympic basketball competition in Beijing.

18 of the 22 remaining teams qualified thanks to the FIBA Continental (Zone) Championships.

Germany, Lebanon, Lithuania and Russia, were awarded the 4 wild cards by FIBA's Central Board on 12th December 2009, completing the line-up for the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey.

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