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October 2017
6 Jing Zhou (CHN), 4 Ying Wang (CHN), 11 Zhuo Ma (CHN)
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Asia and Oceania representatives for #FIBAU17 are finally known

BENGALURU (FIBA U16 Women's Asia Championship 2017) - Huge triumphs enabled Australia, China, New Zealand and Japan to book their tickets and qualify for the FIBA U17 Women's Basketball World Cup 2018 in Minsk, Belarus.

Results of the Quarter-Finals in Bengaluru meant that Australia, China, New Zealand and Japan all advanced to the Semi-Finals, but, more importantly, they all will represent Asia and Oceania at the world level next year.

Next year's edition will be the fifth staging of the FIBA U17 Women's Basketball World Cup, with the Aussies going in as defending world champions. They defeated Italy, 62-38, in the 2016 Final.

China, for their part, are entering that competition after finishing in the top 4 in 2016. The first time the tournament was held in 2010, China finished on the podium after beating Belgium, 85-73, in the battle for third place.

Japan qualify for the fifth straight time. Their highest finish was fourth place in 2012 when they lost to Canada, 84-77, in the battle for third.

New Zealand's U17 women's national team are appearing on the world stage for the first time ever.

These four national squads complete the 16-team cast of the FIBA U17 Women's Basketball World Cup 2018, which will be from 21 - 29 July in Minsk, Belarus. They join a cast that include hosts Belarus, three-time champions United States and 2016 runners-up Italy.