Overview

The FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup, known from 1953 to 2014 as the FIBA World Championship for Women, is the biggest international women's basketball competition.

The 18th edition of FIBA's flagship women's event will take place in Spain from September 22-30 2018 in San Cristóbal de la Laguna and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Every four years, the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup brings together the 16 best teams from across FIBA's four regions - Africa, Americas, Asia and Europe.

The inaugural FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup took place in Chile in 1953 with the United States of America (USA) emerging as the first champions after beating the host nation in the Final.

Altogether, the USA have triumphed in nine of the 17 editions of the competition to date, with the Soviet Union accounting for a further six titles, while Australia and Brazil have won one each.

After being staged in uneven years from 1953 to 1983, the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup was moved to even years starting in 1986 in order to be in the middle of Olympic Games cycles.

The FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup is where some of the sport's biggest international stars have made their mark, from Hortencia to Lauren Jackson to Maya Moore and many in between.

Click here to find out the results of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup throughout its history.