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TURKEY 2014: 12 teams still in hunt to join Turkey and USA in Quarter-Finals

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (FIBA World Championship for Women) - Hosts Turkey and the United States have clinched Quarter-Final places at the FIBA World Championship for Women and a couple of other teams will join them on Tuesday - the third and last day of the Group Phase.

Spain are to square off against the Czech Republic in a battle for Group A supremacy while Australia and Belarus will battle for top spot in Group C. The winners of those two games will advance directly to the Quarter-Finals in Istanbul, with that stage of the competition to be played on Friday.

Four other places in the Last Eight will still be up for grabs, however, and those will be determined on Wednesday when the Qualifications to Quarter-Finals phase is played.

Involved in that stage will be the teams that finish second and third in the four pools of the Group Phase, something that will be known after Tuesday's games are played in Ankara and Istanbul.

The last-place sides in the four pools will be eliminated from the 16-team tournament.

Mozambique have lost their games in Group B to Canada and France and have no way of advancing to Wednesday's Qualifications to Quarter-Finals phase, even if they upset Turkey on Tuesday.

In Group D, Angola have suffered heavy defeats to Serbia and China and also have no chance of progressing. They will have only pride to play for when they take on the United States in Istanbul's Abdi Ipekci.

Here is what's at stake on Tuesday for all the teams at the FIBA World Championship for Women in Turkey.

Group A
Spain: Need a win against the Czech Republic to finish fist and advance directly to the Quarter-Finals. A defeat would leave Spain in second place and force them to play the Qualification to the Quarter-Finals game against the third-place team from Group B.
Czech Republic: Need a win against Spain to finish first and advance directly to the Quarter-Finals. A defeat would leave the Czechs in second place and force them to play the Qualification to the Quarter-Finals game against the third-place team from Group B.
Japan: Need a win against Brazil to take third place. That would allow them to play a Qualification to the Quarter-Finals game against the second-place team from Group B. A defeat to Brazil would see the Japanese eliminated.
Brazil: Need a win against Japan to take third place. That would allow them to play a Qualification to the Quarter-Finals game against the second-place team from Group B. A defeat Japan would see the Brazilians eliminated.

Group B
Turkey: They are guaranteed first place in the group and direct entry to the Quarter-Finals, even if they lose Tuesday's game against Mozambique.
France: They need a win against Canada to take second place and set up a game with the third-place team from Group A in the Qualification to the Quarter-Finals stage. A defeat would leave France in third place and having to play the Qualification to the Quarter-Finals game against the second-place team from Group A.
Canada: They need a win against France to take second place and set up a game with the third-place team of Group A in the Qualification to the Quarter-Finals stage. A defeat would leave Canada in third place and having to play the Qualification to the Quarter-Finals game against the second-place team from Group A.
Mozambique: They are already assured of last place in the group and have no chance of reaching the Qualification to the Quarter-Finals stage, even if the African team were to upset Turkey.

Group C
Australia: Need a win against Belarus to take first place in the group and go directly to the Quarter-Finals. A defeat would leave them in second place and force the Australians to play the Qualification to the Quarter-Finals game against the third-place team from Group D.
Belarus: Need a win against Australia to take first place in the group and go directly to the Quarter-Finals. A defeat would leave Belarus in second place and having to play the Qualification to the Quarter-Finals game against the third-place team from Group D.
Cuba: Need a win against Korea to take third place. That would allow them to play a Qualification to the Quarter-Finals game against the second-place team from Group D. A defeat would send them home.
Korea: Need a win against Cuba to take third place. That would allow them to play a Qualification to the Quarter-Finals game against the second-place team from Group D. A defeat would send them home.

Group D
USA: They are guaranteed first place in the group and direct entry to the Quarter-Finals, even if they lose Tuesday's game against Angola.
China: They need a win against Serbia to take second place and set up a game with the third-place team from Group C in the Qualification to the Quarter-Finals stage. A defeat would leave China in third place and having to play the Qualification to the Quarter-Finals game against the second-place team from Group C.
Serbia: They need a win against China to take second place and set up a game against the third-place team from Group C in the Qualification to the Quarter-Finals game. A defeat would leave them in third place and having to play the Qualification to the Quarter-Finals game against the second-place team from Group C.
Angola: They are already assured of last place in the group and have no chance of reaching the Qualification to the Quarter-Finals stage, even if the African team were to upset the USA.

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