2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup

19th edition of FIBA's premier international tournament for women's national basketball teams

2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup
2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host countryAustralia
CitySydney
Dates22 September – 1 October
Teams12
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions United States (11th title)
Runners-up China
Third place Australia
Fourth place Canada
Tournament statistics
Games played38
Attendance145,519 (3,829 per match)
MVPUnited States A'ja Wilson
Top scorerPuerto Rico Arella Guirantes
(18.2 points per game)
2018
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The 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup, the 19th edition of FIBA's premier international tournament for women's national basketball teams, was held in Sydney, Australia between 22 September and 1 October 2022.[1]

The United States were the three-time defending champion,[2] and retained the title after a finals win over China in front of 15,895 attendants.[3] Host Australia captured the bronze medal with a win against Canada.[4]

The competition recorded the highest number of attendance in history, with 145,519 people attending all games.[5]

Hosts selection

Australia and Russia were the only two federations bidding for the tournament. The decision was made on 26 March 2020 during a video conference.[1]

Venues

The tournament was played at two venues inside the Sydney Olympic Park.

Sydney
2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup is located in Australia
Sydney
Sydney
Sydney SuperDome State Sports Centre
Capacity: 21,032 Capacity: 5,006
Qudos Bank Arena - April 2016.JPG Sydney Olympic Park Basketball Centre.JPG

Qualification

Australia as the hosts automatically qualified for the tournament in March 2020. All other teams qualified through qualifying tournaments, after finishing as the top teams during their regional tournament. A total of 12 teams played in those tournaments for the remaining spots.[6]

The shown FIBA ranking indicates the ranking before the tournament.

On 1 March 2022, Russia was dusqualified after being suspended by FIBA due to the invasion of Ukraine, with Puerto Rico being awarded the first wildcard as their replacement on 18 May.[7][8]

Nigeria were forced to withdraw in June 2022 due to the political situation in the country, and were replaced by Mali (the runners-up at the African Championship).[9]

Qualification Hosts Date(s) Spot(s) Qualifier(s)
Host nation N/A 26 March 2020 1  Australia
2020 Summer Olympics Japan Tokyo 26 July – 8 August 2021 1  United States
Qualifying Tournament Serbia Belgrade 10–13 February 2022 2  Serbia
 South Korea
3  China
 France
 Nigeria
 Mali
Japan Osaka 3  Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Canada
 Japan
United States Washington, D.C. 2  Belgium
 Russia
 Puerto Rico

Qualified teams

Team Qualification Appearance Best Performance FIBA World Ranking FIBA Zone Ranking
Method Date Last Total Streak
 Australia Host nation 26 March 2020 2018 16 15 Champions (2006) 3 1
 United States Olympic champions 8 August 2021 18 16 Champions (1953, 1957, 1979, 1986, 1990, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014, 2018) 1 1
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Qualifying Tournament 5 February 2022 Debut 26 17
 Canada 2018 12 5 Third place (1979, 1986) 4 2
 Japan 9 4 Runners-up (1975) 8 3
 China 11 February 2022 11 11 Runners-up (1994) 7 2
 France 11 6 Third place (1953) 6 3
 South Korea 12 February 2022 16 16 Runners-up (1967, 1979) 13 4
 Serbia 2014 3 1 Eighth place (2014) 10 5
 Nigeria 13 February 2022 2018 3 2 Eighth place (2018) 14 1
 Belgium 2 2 Fourth place (2018) 5 2
 Russia 14 February 2022 2010 5 1 Runners-up (1998, 2002, 2006) 12 7
 Puerto Rico Wildcards 18 May 2022 2018 2 2 16th place (2018) 17 4
 Mali 2 June 2022 2010 2 1 15th place (2010) 37 3

Draw

The official draw ceremony took place on 3 March 2022 in Sydney.[10][11]

Pot 1
Team Pos
 United States 1
 Australia 3
 Canada 4
 Belgium 5
 France 6
 China 7
Pot 2
Team Pos
 Japan 8
 Serbia 10
 South Korea 13
 Nigeria[a] 14
 Puerto Rico[b] 17
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 26
  1. ^ Nigeria would later withdraw and was replaced by Mali
  2. ^ Team not determined at time of draw

Referees

The following 23 referees were selected for the tournament.[12]

  • Scott Beker (AUS)
  • Christopher Reid (AUS)
  • Andreia Silva (BRA)
  • Maripier Malo (CAN)
  • Yu Jung (TPE)
  • Martin Vulić (CRO)
  • Maj Forsberg (DEN)
  • Sara El-Sharnouby (EGY)
  • Daigo Urushima (JPN)
  • Yana Nikogossyan (KAZ)
  • Gatis Saliņš (LAT)
  • Viola Györgyi (NOR)
  • Ryan Jones (NZL)
  • Julio Anaya (PAN)
  • Wojciech Liszka (POL)
  • Johnny Batista (PUR)
  • Yasmina Alcaraz (ESP)
  • Ariadna Chueca (ESP)
  • Amir Taboubi (TUN)
  • Özlem Yalman (TUR)
  • Amy Bonner (USA)
  • Blanca Burns (USA)
  • Joyce Muchenu (ZIM)

Squads

Each team consisted of twelve players.

Preliminary round

Group A

Pos Team
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Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  United States 5 5 0 536 305 +231 10 Final round
2  China 5 4 1 444 287 +157 9
3  Belgium 5 3 2 364 349 +15 8
4  Puerto Rico 5 2 3 341 400 −59 7
5  South Korea 5 1 4 346 494 −148 6
6  Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 0 5 289 485 −196 5
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
22 September 2022
Bosnia and Herzegovina  58–82  Puerto Rico
United States  87–72  Belgium
South Korea  44–107  China
23 September 2022
Puerto Rico  42–106  United States
Belgium  84–61  South Korea
China  98–51  Bosnia and Herzegovina
24 September 2022
United States  77–63  China
Bosnia and Herzegovina  66–99  South Korea
Puerto Rico  65–68  Belgium
26 September 2022
Belgium  85–55  Bosnia and Herzegovina
South Korea  69–145  United States
China  95–60  Puerto Rico
27 September 2022
Puerto Rico  92–73  South Korea
China  81–55  Belgium
United States  121–59  Bosnia and Herzegovina

Group B

Pos Team
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Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Australia (H) 5 4 1 390 308 +82 9[a] Final round
2  Canada 5 4 1 356 301 +55 9[a]
3  Serbia 5 3 2 332 330 +2 8[b]
4  France 5 3 2 318 296 +22 8[b]
5  Japan 5 1 4 316 333 −17 6
6  Mali 5 0 5 306 450 −144 5
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Australia 75–72 Canada
  2. ^ a b Serbia 68–62 France
22 September 2022
Canada  67–60  Serbia
Japan  89–56  Mali
Australia  57–70  France
23 September 2022
Serbia  69–64  Japan
France  45–59  Canada
Mali  58–118  Australia
25 September 2022
Mali  59–74  France
Australia  69–54  Serbia
Japan  56–70  Canada
26 September 2022
Serbia  81–68  Mali
France  67–53  Japan
Canada  72–75  Australia
27 September 2022
Mali  65–88  Canada
Serbia  68–62  France
Australia  71–54  Japan

Knockout stage

A draw was conducted to decide the pairings of the quarterfinals. The two best-ranked teams in each group were drawn against the two teams ranked third and fourth in the other group.[13]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
29 September
 
 
 Belgium69
 
30 September
 
 Australia86
 
 Australia59
 
29 September
 
 China61
 
 China85
 
1 October
 
 France71
 
 China61
 
29 September
 
 United States83
 
 Puerto Rico60
 
30 September
 
 Canada79
 
 Canada43
 
29 September
 
 United States83 Third place
 
 United States88
 
1 October
 
 Serbia55
 
 Australia95
 
 
 Canada65
 

Final standings

Rank[14] Team GP W/L FIBA World Rankings
Before After Change
1st place, gold medalist(s)  United States 8 8–0 1 1 0
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  China 8 6–2 7 2 +5
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Australia 8 6–2 3 3 0
4  Canada 8 5–3 4 5 −1
Eliminated in Quarterfinals
5  Belgium 6 3–3 5 7 −2
6  Serbia 6 3–3 10 8 +2
7  France 6 3–3 6 6 0
8  Puerto Rico 6 2–4 16 10 +6
Eliminated in Preliminary round fifth placed teams
9  Japan 5 1–4 8 9 −1
10  South Korea 5 1–4 11 12 −1
Eliminated in Preliminary round sixth placed teams
11  Mali 5 0–5 35 26 +9
12  Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 0–5 24 14 +10

Statistics and awards

Statistical leaders

Players

Points
Name PPG[15]
Puerto Rico Arella Guirantes 18.2
South Korea Kang Lee-seul 17.2
United States A'ja Wilson 17.2
China Li Meng 16.0
United States Kelsey Plum 15.8
France Gabby Williams
Rebounds
Name RPG
Mali Sika Koné 11.8
Canada Kayla Alexander 9.6
Bosnia and Herzegovina Jonquel Jones 8.8
Belgium Emma Meesseman 8.5
China Han Xu 8.4
Assists
Name APG
Serbia Yvonne Anderson 6.5
Belgium Julie Allemand 6.3
Belgium Emma Meesseman 6.3
United States Chelsea Gray 5.3
Australia Steph Talbot 5.3

Blocks
Name BPG
Mali Diana Balayera 1.8
China Han Xu 1.8
Belgium Emma Meesseman
Australia Ezi Magbegor 1.4
United States Breanna Stewart
Steals
Name SPG
France Sarah Michel 2.5
United States Alyssa Thomas 2.4
United States A'ja Wilson 2.2
Belgium Julie Allemand 1.8
Serbia Yvonne Anderson
Efficiency
Name EFFPG
United States A'ja Wilson 24.5
United States Alyssa Thomas 20.0
United States Breanna Stewart 17.9
China Han Xu 17.6
Belgium Emma Meesseman 17.0

Teams

Points
Name PPG[16]
 United States 98.8
 China 81.4
 Australia 78.8
 Belgium 72.2
 South Korea 69.2
Rebounds
Name RPG
 United States 46.9
 Australia 45.3
 Canada 42.5
 China 41.9
 Mali 40.0
Assists
Name APG
 United States 26.0
 China 23.9
 Belgium 22.0
 Australia 21.1
 South Korea 17.0

Blocks
Name BPG
 Australia 5.4
 Canada 5.3
 United States 5.0
 Mali 3.8
 France 3.7
Steals
Name SPG
 United States 11.8
 France 10.8
 Belgium 10.2
 Canada 8.0
 South Korea 7.8
Efficiency
Name EFFPG
 United States 134.3
 China 104.4
 Australia 97.6
 Belgium 86.8
 Canada 72.1

Awards

The awards were announced on 1 October 2022.[17]

Award Player
All-Tournament First Team United States A'ja Wilson
United States Breanna Stewart
China Han Xu
Australia Steph Talbot
Canada Bridget Carleton
All-Tournament Second Team United States Alyssa Thomas
China Li Yueru
Puerto Rico Arella Guirantes
France Gabby Williams
Serbia Yvonne Anderson
Most Valuable Player United States A'ja Wilson
Best Defensive Player United States Alyssa Thomas
Best Coach China Zheng Wei

See also

  • Sports portal
  • iconBasketball portal
  • flagAustralia portal

References

  1. ^ a b "Australia announced as host of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022". FIBA. 26 March 2020.
  2. ^ "USA three-peat as World Champions, punch ticket to Tokyo 2020 Olympics". FIBA. 30 September 2018.
  3. ^ "USA sink China for 11th title: World Champions!". FIBA. 1 October 2022.
  4. ^ "Fairytale finish for Lauren Jackson: 30 points and the bronze". FIBA. 1 October 2022.
  5. ^ "Most attended Women's World Cup ever". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 2 October 2022.
  6. ^ "How to Qualify". FIBA.basketball.
  7. ^ "FIBA statement on Russian teams and officials". FIBA.basketball. 1 March 2022.
  8. ^ "FIBA decisions on Russia and Belarus for upcoming competitions". FIBA.basketball. 18 May 2022.
  9. ^ "FIBA decision on Nigeria's participation in the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022". FIBA.basketball. 2 June 2022.
  10. ^ "FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 field set following end of Qualifying Tournaments". FIBA.basketball. 15 February 2022.
  11. ^ "Australia basketball legend to perform Draw of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022". FIBA.basketball. 1 March 2022.
  12. ^ "Referees". fiba.basketball. Retrieved 21 September 2022.
  13. ^ "Pairings confirmed for the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 knockout rounds". FIBA.basketball. 27 September 2022.
  14. ^ Tournament summary
  15. ^ Player statistics
  16. ^ Team statistics
  17. ^ "A'Ja Wilson crowned TISSOT MVP to lead Google All-Star Five". fiba.basketball. 1 October 2022.

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