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Sydney to host FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2023

BEIRUT (Lebanon) - The FIBA Women’s Asia Cup 2023 will be hosted in Sydney, Australia from 26 June - 2 July 2023, as announced by the FIBA Regional Office - Asia.

This is the first time Australia is hosting the region’s flagship women’s national team competition and the first FIBA Asia event hosted in the country.

Having the Women’s Asia Cup in Sydney comes immediately a year after having hosted the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in 2022, which was met with successful results in attendance, broadcast, and digital. At the Women’s Asia Cup, basketball fans could have the chance to witness a potential clash between Australia and China in a rematch of the Women’s World Cup Semi-Finals matchup that drew nearly 12,000 fans at the Sydney Superdome.

"This will be the first time Australia has hosted the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup and we’re incredibly honored that the best basketballers from across our region will make their way to Sydney to compete on our home soil," said Matt Scriven, Chief Executive Officer of Basketball Australia (BA).

"Following the success of last year’s FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup, which saw us achieve record crowds in Sydney, we know women’s basketball has a highly engaged audience in New South Wales and participation keeps growing."

"With our women’s national team currently ranked second in Asia, this will be a fantastic competition and we hope all sports fans from around Australia will travel to Sydney to cheer on the green and gold and help create a lasting legacy for our sport."

While Australia will be aiming to win their first-ever Women’s Asia Cup Division A on their home soil, they have to dethrone Japan who defeated China in the Women’s Asia Cup Final in Amman, Jordan at the Women’s Asia Cup 2021. Japan have won five consecutive Women’s Asia Cups, including the 2017 edition of the competition that was won over Australia in Bengaluru, India.

However, the all-time leader in Women’s Asia Cups won is Korea who have won the competition 12 times. China are right behind with 11 Women’s Asia Cup titles of their own.

The FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2023 Division B will be held later from 13-19 August 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand.