MIAMI, USA (May 10, 2023) — The draw for the highly anticipated FIBA Women's AmeriCup 2023 scheduled to take place in Leon, Mexico from July 1-9 has been completed, with Canada slotted into group B.
Joining Canada — who are currently ranked 5th in the world — are Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Colombia, and the host nation Mexico.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">🇨🇦🆚👇<br><br>🇵🇷 Puerto Rico<br>🇩🇴 Dominican Republic<br>🇲🇽 Mexico<br>🇨🇴 Colombia <a href="https://t.co/8O09a8ncbG">https://t.co/8O09a8ncbG</a><a href="https://t.co/gfumfbLSpR">pic.twitter.com/gfumfbLSpR</a></p>— Canada Basketball (@CanBball) <a href="https://twitter.com/CanBball/status/1656419290080333827?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 10, 2023</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
The competition within the group will feature round-robin action, with Puerto Rico providing the most significant challenge. Currently ranked 10th globally, Puerto Rico last faced Canada during the quarterfinals of the FIBA Women's World Cup 2022, where Canada clinched the 79-60 victory.
Canada will be looking to capture their fourth AmeriCup title having first won in 1995 followed by back-to-back victories in 2015 — on home soil in Edmonton — and 2017. Canada has finished top four in each of the last seven editions of the competition, dating back to 2009.
The remaining teams in the tournament make up Group A, which includes Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, USA and Venezuela.
With USA having already secured a spot at next years Olympic Games in Paris, the best performing team outside of the USA will automatically advance to the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament in February, 2024.
In preparation for the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2023, Canada will participate in an exhibition game against Japan in Victoria, BC on June 2nd prior to their final training camp phase ahead of the tournament.
Stay tuned for more updates, including game dates, times, and broadcast information.
About FIBA Women's AmeriCup:
Since its inception in 1993, the FIBA Women's AmeriCup has been a prestigious basketball tournament, bringing together top women's national teams from the Americas. The event showcases outstanding talent and fierce competition, captivating basketball enthusiasts across the globe. To learn more, visit the FIBA Women's AmeriCup page.