MIES, Switzerland (September 30, 2021) - The 16 national teams to take part in the four FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 Qualifying Tournaments in February are now set following the FIBA Women's Asia Cup in Amman, Jordan moving onto the Semi-Final stage.
With FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 hosts Australia among the semifinalists at the continental tournament in Amman, Jordan, all four teams in the Semi-Finals – Australia, China, Japan, Korea – have assured their place for the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 Qualifying Tournaments.
Twelve teams will advance to the Women’s World Cup 2022, which will take place next year in Sydney from September 22 to October 1.
Nigeria and Mali earned their spots in the Qualifying Tournaments by making the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket Final as the D-Tigress took home their third-consecutive continental title.
The four Asian and two African teams are joined in the Women’s World Cup 2022 Qualifying Tournaments field by the top four sides from the FIBA Women's AmeriCup and the top six teams from the FIBA Women's EuroBasket, two events that were staged in June.
The United States, Puerto Rico, Brazil and Canada will represent the Americas while Serbia, France, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Russia comprise the participating European teams.
The Women’s World Cup 2022 Qualifying Tournaments will take place from February 10-13, 2022. There will be four tournaments, with each event featuring four teams.
As hosts of the Women’s World Cup 2022, Australia receive automatic event entry. Reigning champions USA have also earned their place in the twelve-team field by winning the Tokyo 2020 Women’s Olympic Basketball Tournament earlier this summer.
The top three teams from each event will earn their place in the flagship global women’s basketball tournament. For the Qualifying Tournaments with Australia and the USA, the two other best-placed teams will advance.
The Draw for the four Women’s World Cup 2022 Qualifying Tournaments will take place in November, shortly after the announcement of the hosts (exact date to be announced).