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.

Following an extraordinary meeting of the FIBA Executive Committee concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on FIBA competitions, the FIBA Calendar was updated in April 2020.

OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION

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 in February, 2020.

The teams qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament are:
Australia
Belgium
Canada
China
France
Japan
Korea
Nigeria
Puerto Rico
Serbia
Spain
USA

The Tokyo 2020 Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament will take place in Summer 2021 after the Olympic Games were postponed to July 23 – August 8, 2021.

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

Following the changes to the FIBA Calendar made in April 2020, national teams will qualify for the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup - FIBA's flagship women's competition - via four global FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 Qualifying Tournaments in February 2022. The qualifying tournaments will feature a total of 16 teams, determined by their results in the four FIBA Women's Continental Cups 2021.

The FIBA Women's Continental Cups will have their own qualification process as of November 2020 (except for Europe - starting in November 2019).

TIMELINE
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  • 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 host cities of Belgrade, Serbia, Bourges, France and Ostend, Belgium. 

    The Tokyo 2020 Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament will take place in Summer 2021 after the Olympic Games were postponed to July 23 – August 8, 2021.

    The four FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 Qualifying Tournaments will take place in February 2022. 

    The FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 will take place from September 22 - October 1, 2022, in Sydney, Australia.