FIBA Women’s World Cup 2022 – Schedule, host city, groups, tickets, how to watch in Australia

FIBA Women's World Cup 2022 Schedule, host city, groups, tickets, how to watch in Australia

As the host nation for this year’s FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup, Australia will be looking to put on a show.

Here’s everything you need to know about the tournament.

When is the Women’s Basketball World Cup in 2022?

This year’s World Cup will be held from September 22 to October 1, 2022.

Group matches will continue until September 27, before the final phase begins on September 29.

Where is the Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022?

Australia is the host country, with all games taking place in Sydney.

The matches will be split between the Sydney SuperDome and the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, with all finals taking place at the larger capacity SuperDome.

How to Watch the Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 in Australia

The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup will be broadcast on ESPN in Australia.

ESPN is available in Australia through Foxtel, Fetch, and Kayo Sports.

Groups for the 2022 Women’s Basketball World Cup

The 2022 tournament is divided into two groups: Group A and Group B.

Each group contains six nations, with a draw at the end of the group stage to determine the quarter-final matchups.

Belgium, China, Bosnia and Herzegovina, South Korea, the United States, and Puerto Rico are all members of Group A.

Australia is in Group B with France, Serbia, Japan, Mali, and Canada.

Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 fixtures, schedule, and results

The following are Australia’s group -stage fixtures:

GameOpponentDateTime (AEST)Venue
1Lost 57-70 vs. France Thu 22 Sept8:30 p.mSydney Superdome
2Won 118-58 vs. MaliFri 23 Sep8:30 p.mSydney Superdome
3SerbiaSun 25 Sep6:00 p.mSydney Superdome
4Canada Mon 26 Sep8:30 p.mSydney Superdome
5JapanTue 27 Sep8:30 p.mSydney Superdome

The tournament’s full game schedule can be found here.

Why aren’t Russia and Nigeria competing?

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine earlier in 2022, the country was kicked out of the tournament and replaced by Puerto Rico in Group A.

In Nigeria, they were withdrawn in June due to government interference. Mali has stepped in for them.

Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 betting odds

TAB odds – Last updated September 21

Team USA is the overwhelming favorite to win gold, while Australia is tied for fourth place with Belgium, Serbia, and Belgium.

United States$1.10
Puerto Rico$101
South Korea$101
Bosnia and Herzagovina$251

Previous Women’s Basketball World Cup champions

The Women’s Basketball World Cup has been held 18 times, with the United States being the most successful nation.

Australia last won the World Cup in 2006, finishing second in 2018.

1953United StatesChile
1957United StatesSoviet Union
1959Soviet UnionBulgaria
1964Soviet UnionCzechoslovakia
1967Soviet UnionSouth Korea
1971Soviet UnionCzechoslovakia
1975Soviet UnionJapan
1979United StatesSouth Korea
1983Soviet UnionUnited States
1986United StatesSoviet Union
1990United StatesYugoslavia
1998United StatesRussia
2002United StatesRussia
2010United StatesCzech Republic
2014United StatesSpain
2018United StatesAustralia

Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 tickets

Fans who want to attend this year’s World Cup have several ticket options. There are options for everyone, from day passes during the group stage to premium experiences for those looking to splash out. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.

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