Women's National Team Competition System
Coming into effect in November 2019, this new system sets out the road to all of FIBA's main women's competitions over a four-year cycle: the Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament, the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup and the FIBA Women's Continental Cups.
With regular and competitive tournaments scheduled throughout the year, the qualification system will tip-off in November 2019 to qualify teams for the Olympic Games.
National teams will play FIBA Women's Pre-Qualifying Tournaments in three Regions - Africa, Americas, Asia (including Oceania) - to qualify for one of the four global FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020, taking place the following February.
In Europe, the qualification to FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021 will be played over three windows (November 2019, November 2020 and February 2021), teams will not play FIBA Women's Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournaments, but qualify 6 teams directly to FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020 from FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2019.
FIBA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION
The same system is in place for qualification to the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup - FIBA's flagship women's competition - with FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 Pre-Qualifying Tournaments held at regional level in November 2021 to qualify for one of the four global FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 Qualifying Tournaments in February 2022.
In this case as well, FIBA Women's EuroBasket (2021) will qualify 6 teams directly to FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 Qualifying Tournaments to be played in February 2022.
The FIBA Women's Continental Cups will have their own qualification process as of November 2020 (except for Europe - starting in November 2019).
The FIBA Women’s Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournaments will take place across three regions, Africa, the Americas, and Asia-Oceania from November 10 – 18, 2019.
The FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments will take place from February 6 – 9, 2020 in the four host cities of Belgrade (Serbia), Bourges (France), Foshan (China) and Ostend (Belgium).
The Tokyo 2020 Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament will take place from July 24 - August 9, 2020.