2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup Qualifying Tournament

The 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup Qualifying Tournament determined the last ten teams for the 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. It was held from 10 to 14 February 2022.

Format

Sixteen teams, qualified from their respective continental championships, were divided into four groups of four teams each. The top three teams from each group qualified for the final tournament. Two already qualified teams, hosts Australia, and the 2020 Olympic gold medalists United States, participated in this tournament as well, therefore two teams qualified in the groups containing these teams.[1]

Qualified teams

Qualification Host Dates Vacancies Qualified
2021 FIBA Women's AmeriCup Puerto Rico San Juan 11–19 June 2021 4  Brazil
 Canada
 Puerto Rico
 United States
EuroBasket Women 2021 France Strasbourg
Spain Valencia
17−27 June 2021 6  Belarus
 Belgium
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 France
 Russia
 Serbia
2021 Women's Afrobasket Cameroon Yaoundé 17–26 September 2021 2  Mali
 Nigeria
2021 FIBA Women's Asia Cup Jordan Amman 27 September–3 October 2021 4  Australia
 China
 Japan
 South Korea
Total 16

Draw

The draw for the qualifying tournament took place on 23 November 2021.[2][3]

On 18 November 2021, it was announced that Belgrade would host two tournaments, while Osaka and Washington hosted the other tournaments.[4]

Seeding

The seeding was based on the FIBA Women's World Ranking of August 9, 2021.[5]

Seed 1
Team Pos
 United States 1
 Australia 3
 Canada 4
 France 5
Seed 2
Team Pos
 Belgium 6
 China 7
 Japan 8
 Serbia 9
Seed 3
Team Pos
 Belarus 11
 Russia 12
 Brazil 14
 Nigeria 16
Seed 4
Team Pos
 Puerto Rico 17
 South Korea 19
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 27
 Mali 41

Tournaments

Group A and B were played in Belgrade, Serbia, Group C in Osaka, Japan and Group D in Washington, United States.[6]

Tournament A

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Serbia (H) 3 3 0 219 203 +16 6 Final tournament
2  Australia[a] 3 2 1 215 191 +24 5
3  South Korea 3 1 2 199 218 −19 4
4  Brazil 3 0 3 196 217 −21 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ Australia is already qualified as the Final tournament host.

All times are local (UTC+1).

10 February 2022
12:00
Boxscore
Australia  65–52  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 20–10, 16–10, 17–16, 12–16
Pts: Allen 16
Rebs: George 8
Asts: Talbot, Whitcomb 4
Pts: De Carvalho 13
Rebs: De Souza 9
Asts: Gonçalo 4
Ranko Žeravica Sports Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 15
Referees: Boris Krejić (SLO), Felipe Ibarra (CHI), Andrada Csender (ROU)
10 February 2022
21:00
Boxscore
South Korea  62–65  Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 15–13, 15–22, 16–19, 16–11
Pts: Kim 16
Rebs: Park Ji-s. 12
Asts: Park H. 4
Pts: Anderson, Nogić 13
Rebs: Stanković 10
Asts: Anderson 7
Ranko Žeravica Sports Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Mihkel Männiste (EST), Johnny Batista (PUR), Saber Rezgui (TUN)

12 February 2022
18:00
Boxscore
Brazil  74–76  South Korea
Scoring by quarter: 16–17, 14–16, 16–12, 28–31
Pts: De Carvalho 13
Rebs: K. Silva 10
Asts: Paixão 8
Pts: Kang 21
Rebs: Park Ji-s. 13
Asts: Kim 10
Ranko Žeravica Sports Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 150
Referees: Johnny Batista (PUR), Özlem Yalman (TUR), Mihkel Männiste (EST)
12 February 2022
21:00
Boxscore
Serbia  78–71  Australia
Scoring by quarter: 24–20, 14–20, 15–16, 25–15
Pts: Anderson 30
Rebs: Krajišnik 6
Asts: Crvendakić, Škorić 4
Pts: Whitcomb 18
Rebs: Allen 8
Asts: Allen, Whitcomb 6
Ranko Žeravica Sports Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Michał Proć (POL), Kerem Baki (TUR), Yu Yijing (CHN)

13 February 2022
15:00
Boxscore
Australia  79–61  South Korea
Scoring by quarter: 25–10, 26–10, 14–21, 14–20
Pts: George 15
Rebs: Garbin 9
Asts: George, Wallace 5
Pts: Jin 18
Rebs: Jin 7
Asts: Heo 7
Ranko Žeravica Sports Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 100
Referees: Boris Krejić (SLO), Felipe Ibarra (CHI), Sara El-Sharnouby (EGY)
13 February 2022
21:00
Boxscore
Serbia  76–70  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 17–16, 22–17, 18–24, 19–13
Pts: Anderson 25
Rebs: Krajišnik 6
Asts: Anderson 6
Pts: De Carvalho 18
Rebs: K. Silva 13
Asts: Paixão 7
Ranko Žeravica Sports Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 570
Referees: Michał Proć (POL), Hortencia Sánchez (MEX), Saber Rezgui (TUN)

Tournament B

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  China 3 3 0 277 210 +67 6 Final tournament
2  Nigeria[a] 3 2 1 216 224 −8 5 Qualified, later withdrew
3  France 3 1 2 212 236 −24 4 Final tournament
4  Mali 3 0 3 199 234 −35 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Nigeria withdrew their team in June 2022 and was replaced by Mali.[7]

All times are local (UTC+1).

10 February 2022
15:00
Boxscore
China  90–76  Nigeria
Scoring by quarter: 29–14, 25–22, 25–16, 11–24
Pts: Li M., Li Yue. 19
Rebs: Li Yue. 6
Asts: Li Yua., Wang S. 7
Pts: Okonkwo 15
Rebs: four players 4
Asts: Chidom, Elonu 4
Ranko Žeravica Sports Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 100
Referees: Kerem Baki (TUR), Hortencia Sánchez (MEX), Yana Nikogossyan (KAZ)
10 February 2022
18:00
Boxscore
France  77–66  Mali
Scoring by quarter: 23–18, 21–17, 14–12, 19–19
Pts: Touré 14
Rebs: Époupa, Williams 5
Asts: three players 3
Pts: Koné 26
Rebs: Koné 9
Asts: Gandega 6
Ranko Žeravica Sports Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 150
Referees: Michał Proć (POL), Kristian Páez (ECU), Sara El-Sharnouby (EGY)

11 February 2022
15:00
Boxscore
Mali  64–84  China
Scoring by quarter: 10–22, 24–21, 13–27, 17–14
Pts: A. Coulibaly 15
Rebs: Koné 9
Asts: N'Diaye 5
Pts: Li Yue. 21
Rebs: Huang 14
Asts: Huang 8
Ranko Žeravica Sports Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 150
Referees: Boris Krejić (SLO), Andrada Csender (ROU), Jean Ruhamiriza (RWA)
11 February 2022
18:00
Boxscore
Nigeria  67–65  France
Scoring by quarter: 11–28, 16–10, 21–14, 19–13
Pts: Macaulay 19
Rebs: Chidom 6
Asts: Amukamara, Chidom 5
Pts: Johannès 18
Rebs: Ciak 7
Asts: Époupa, Fauthoux 4
Ranko Žeravica Sports Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 50
Referees: Felipe Ibarra (CHI), Hortencia Sánchez (MEX), Özlem Yalman (TUR)

13 February 2022
12:00
Boxscore
Nigeria  73–69  Mali
Scoring by quarter: 20–22, 22–13, 22–9, 9–25
Pts: Okonkwo 14
Rebs: Enabosi, Nyingifa 8
Asts: Amukamara 8
Pts: N'Diaye 16
Rebs: Koné 13
Asts: K. Coulibaly, Gandega 5
Ranko Žeravica Sports Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 30
Referees: Kerem Baki (TUR), Johnny Batista (PUR), Mihkel Männiste (EST)
13 February 2022
18:00
Boxscore
France  70–103  China
Scoring by quarter: 19–32, 21–22, 16–24, 14–25
Pts: Johannès 16
Rebs: Williams 8
Asts: Johannès 5
Pts: Huang 30
Rebs: Wang S. 8
Asts: Wang S. 15
Ranko Žeravica Sports Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 70
Referees: Kristian Páez (ECU), Andrada Csender (ROU), Jean Ruhamiriza (RWA)

Tournament C

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Canada 2 1 1 175 150 +25 3 Final tournament
2  Japan (H) 2 1 1 168 166 +2 3
3  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 1 1 151 178 −27 3
4  Belarus[a] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ Belarus withdrew before the tournament, due to several positive COVID-19 tests in their team.[8]

All times are local (UTC+9).

10 February 2022
19:00
Boxscore
Japan  86–79 (OT)  Canada
Scoring by quarter: 15–17, 8–23, 23–14, 27–19, Overtime: 13–6
Pts: Mawuli 18
Rebs: Tokashiki 8
Asts: three players 5
Pts: Fields 19
Rebs: Achonwa 10
Asts: Colley 5
Ookini Arena Maishima, Osaka
Attendance: 1,282
Referees: Beker Scott (AUS), Jelena Smiljanić (SRB), Gatis Saliņš (LAT)

12 February 2022
15:00
Boxscore
Canada  96–64  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Scoring by quarter: 30–19, 27–17, 19–16, 20–12
Pts: Carleton 28
Rebs: Achonwa 8
Asts: Achonwa 6
Pts: Babić 16
Rebs: Džebo 6
Asts: Džebo, Jones 5
Ookini Arena Maishima, Osaka
Attendance: 138
Referees: Yu Jung (TPE), Andreia Silva (BRA), Viola Györgyi (NOR)

13 February 2022
18:00
Boxscore
Bosnia and Herzegovina  87–82  Japan
Scoring by quarter: 20–23, 18–23, 26–24, 23–12
Pts: Jones 36
Rebs: Jones 23
Asts: Delić 6
Pts: Hayashi 21
Rebs: Akaho, Mawuli 7
Asts: Miyazaki 6
Ookini Arena Maishima, Osaka
Attendance: 1,871
Referees: Gatis Saliņš (LAT), Alexis Mercado (PUR), Saif Al-Dossari (QAT)

Tournament D

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  United States[a] (H) 2 2 0 177 130 +47 5[b] Final tournament
2  Belgium 3 2 1 239 192 +47 5[b]
3  Russia[c] 2 1 1 145 134 +11 4 Qualified, later disqualified
4  Puerto Rico 3 0 3 188 293 −105 3 Final tournament
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ The United States had already qualified as the 2020 Olympic gold medalists.
  2. ^ a b Belgium 75–84 United States
  3. ^ Russia could not travel to the United States because the U.S. does not consider the country's COVID-19 vaccine to meet its entry requirements. FIBA decided to play the games involving Russia in the Dominican Republic and cancel Russia vs. the United States game. Both teams were awarded one point.[9] However, On 1 March 2022, Russia was expelled from the tournament by FIBA due to its invasion of Ukraine and Puerto Rico was named as their replacement in 18 May 2022.[10][11]

Time in Washington are (UTC−5) and times in Santo Domingo are (UTC−4).

10 February 2022
16:30
Boxscore
Puerto Rico  65–98  Belgium
Scoring by quarter: 23–30, 14–25, 16–16, 12–27
Pts: Guirantes 25
Rebs: Guirantes 5
Asts: Quiñones 2
Pts: Linskens 26
Rebs: Linskens 10
Asts: Delaere, Meesseman 7
Entertainment and Sports Arena, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 350
Referees: Julio Anaya (PAN), Ariadna Chueca (ESP), Waseem Husainy (CAN)

11 February 2022
18:30
Boxscore
Belgium  75–84  United States
Scoring by quarter: 15–15, 11–23, 18–25, 31–21
Pts: Abdelkader 17
Rebs: Meesseman 10
Asts: Allemand 6
Pts: Plum 16
Rebs: Jones 6
Asts: Gray 8
Entertainment and Sports Arena, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Martin Vulić (CRO), Yasmina Alcaraz (ESP), Amel Dahra (FRA)

12 February 2022
16:30
Boxscore
United States  93–55  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 33–8, 16–19, 24–17, 20–11
Pts: Atkins 14
Rebs: Howard 8
Asts: Gray, Plum 5
Pts: Quiñones 12
Rebs: Guirantes 7
Asts: Guirantes 7
Entertainment and Sports Arena, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 900
Referees: Martin Vulić (CRO), Ariadna Chueca (ESP), Waseem Husainy (CAN)

13 February 2022
16:30
Boxscore
Russia  43–66  Belgium
Scoring by quarter: 12–22, 15–19, 9–12, 7–13
Pts: Frolkina 10
Rebs: four players 4
Asts: Goldyreva, Levchenko 3
Pts: Meesseman 20
Rebs: three players 6
Asts: Allemand 6
Palacio de los Deportes Virgilio Travieso Soto, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Attendance: 500
Referees: Julio Anaya (PAN), Esperanza Mendoza (ESP), Amel Dahra (FRA)

14 February 2022
19:00
Boxscore
Puerto Rico  68–102  Russia
Scoring by quarter: 11–22, 22–20, 12–31, 23–29
Pts: Gwathmey 27
Rebs: Gwathmey 9
Asts: O'Neill 6
Pts: Musina 20
Rebs: Musina 17
Asts: Glonti, Komarova 7
Palacio de los Deportes Virgilio Travieso Soto, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Attendance: 500
Referees: Julio Anaya (PAN), Esperanza Mendoza (ESP), Yasmina Alcaraz (ESP)

References

  1. ^ How to qualify
  2. ^ "FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 Qualifying Tournaments field set". FIBA. Retrieved 1 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Results of Draw for FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 Qualifying Tournaments". FIBA. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Host cities for the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 Qualifying Tournaments announced". FIBA. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Serbia legend Sonja Vasic to perform the Draw for the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 Qualifying Tournament". FIBA. 15 November 2021.
  6. ^ "Game Schedule". FIBA. 23 November 2021.
  7. ^ "FIBA decision on Nigeria's participation in the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022". FIBA.basketball. 2 June 2022.
  8. ^ "FIBA statement on Belarus participation to the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 Qualifying Tournament". fiba.basketball. 6 February 2022.
  9. ^ "FIBA statement regarding the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 Qualifying Tournament in Washington". FIBA. 18 January 2022.
  10. ^ "FIBA statement on Russian teams and officials". FIBA.basketball. 1 March 2022.
  11. ^ "FIBA decisions on Russia and Belarus for upcoming competitions". FIBA.basketball. 18 May 2022.

External links

  • Official website
  • Tournament summary (Belgrade)
  • Tournament summary (Osaka)
  • Tournament summary (Washington)