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Everything you need to know about FIBA Women's AmeriCup 2021

SAN JUAN (Puerto Rico) - The 2021 Women’s AmeriCup kicks off on Friday, June 11, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, featuring 10 teams from across the Americas who will be competing for a top 4 finishing spot to secure a spot for the 2022 FIBA Women's World Cup Qualifiers. Here is everything to get you set for the tournament.

The tournament takes place at the historic Robert Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, from June 11 to June 19. Fully vaccinated fans will be allowed in the stadium at limited capacity. The spectators will be accommodated in the second and third floor of the venue and per FIBA COVID-19 Protocol facemasks will also be enforced.

For those watching at home, the games can be found on the following platforms: DirecTV for Argentina, Colombia, El Salvador and Venezuela, ESPN+ for USA and Virgin Islands, Globo for Brazil, DAZN for Canada, WAPA for Puerto Rico and Fox Sports for Dominican Republic.

 

The ten teams in competition are split into two groups, Group A and Group B. The groups were randomly drawn in pairs from each zone in the Americas, and were seeded at random during the draw as well.

The top 4 finishers from each group will move onto the quarterfinals, starting on June 17. The gold medal and bronze medal games will take place on June 19.

Group A consists of 1. Canada, the 2019 silver medalists, 2. Brazil, the 2019 bronze medalists, 3. Colombia, 4. Virgin Islands and 5. El Salvador, who are appearing in their first ever AmeriCup in San Juan.

Group B consists of 1. USA, the current defending champions from 2019, 2. Puerto Rico, who are hosting the event for the second time in a row, 3. Argentina, 4. Dominican Republic and 5. Venezuela.

The top four teams will advance to the FIBA Women's World Cup 2022 Qualifiers, the first step of attending the 2022 World Cup in Sydney, Australia.

Four games will take place every day during the competition, with action the first day of the tournament on June 11 between Virgin Islands and Colombia kicking off at 12:10 local time (GMT -4).

All the action from on the courts and behind the scenes from the tournament can be followed on the Women’s AmeriCup Instagram and Twitter accounts, @AmeriCupW.

 

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