Key Changes

  • Qualification for the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup through the Qualifying Tournaments instead of through the FIBA Women's Continental Cups, which become stand-alone events
  • The final standings at the previous edition of the Women’s Continental Cups determine which teams participate in the Pre-Qualifying Tournaments in three regions (Africa, Asia-Oceania and Americas*), for both Olympic Games and Women's World Cup.
  • Olympic Games 2020 qualification to be played as tournaments, with Pre-Qualifying Tournaments played in three regions (Africa, Asia-Oceania and Americas*) and 4 global FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020 (WOQTs) after.
  • Four global FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 Qualifying Tournaments to qualify 12 teams to women's basketball main event. In accordance to the April 2020 update of the FIBA Calendar, teams will secure berths in the qualifying tournaments directly via their respective FIBA Women's Continental Cups 2021.

MAIN BENEFITS
  • Establish a clear 'Road to' the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup during which teams will earn their places for the showpiece event by way of Qualifiers, instead of through the FIBA Women's Continental Cups
  • Enable Continental Cups to be the ultimate standalone tournaments where regional champions are crowned
  • Clarify the qualifying process for all other women's competitions, with a separation of events' qualifiers
  • Enhance the exposure of women's basketball with more regular national team activity in all regions throughout the year
    Increase inclusion and competitiveness as more teams and players participate in each region's qualification phase
  • Develop National Federations through the women's game and the regular organization of tournaments at home. This will help the Federations grow their skills and push them to find new opportunities