The stage is set for 16 teams looking to earn their entry through the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 Qualifying Tournaments into the 12-team field comprising the main event next September in Sydney. We're here to keep you up-to-date on the latest info for upcoming qualifiers.
When will the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 Qualifying Tournaments take place?
The official event window dates will run from February 6-13, 2022 meaning that players are released during that period to play in the qualifiers. The games will be played from February 10-13.
Who will host the Qualifying Tournaments?
The tournament hosts were announced on November 18. The Qualifying Tournaments will take place in Belgrade (Serbia), Osaka (Japan) and Washington, D.C. (USA).
When did the event Draw take place?
The Draw for the Women’s World Cup 2022 Qualifying Tournaments took place on November 23. Belgrade will host two qualifying tournaments, while Osaka and Washington, D.C. will each stage one event.
What were the results from the Draw?
Here are the country line-ups for the four tournaments, each with four teams taking part:
What are the procedures for the Draw?
Happy that you asked! Here's a video we made to explain the process:
Which teams will be competing in the Qualifying Tournaments?
The 16 national teams to take part in the four FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 Qualifying Tournaments were confirmed on September 30, 2021 and is comprised of two teams from Africa - Nigeria and Mali; four sides from the Americas - Brazil, Canada, Puerto Rico and the United States; four teams from Asia - Australia, China, Japan, Korea; and six European sides - Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Serbia and Russia.
Where is the game schedule for the Qualifying Tournaments?
You can find the game schedule here.
How do team's qualify for the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 through these Qualifying Tournaments?
The new Women's National Team Competition System came into effect in November 2019, setting out the road to all of FIBA's main women's competitions over a four-year cycle, including the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022. Here's a great breakdown of how teams can make it to the flagship event next summer in Sydney.
Tell us more about the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022
This will be the 19th edition of FIBA's most distinguished women's event and will take place in Sydney, Australia from September 22 to October 1. The United States is ten-time Women's World Cup event winners - and are the reigning event champs. Event hosts Australia, meanwhile, will be looking to go one place better than they did last time in 2018 when they finished second to the Americans. If Australia can do this, they would claim their second women's global basketball title.