FIBA Basketball World Cup 2022 Schedule
This Thursday marks the tip off of the FIBA Women’s World Cup in Sydney, and the final phase will begin on September 29. The fairly condensed tournament is scheduled to take place from September 22-October 1, 2022.
Venue for the Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022
Australia is all set to host the entire tournament with all matches to be played in Sydney. Sydney SuperDome and Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre are the two major venues for the group stage matches. However, all the finals will be held at the SuperDome due to its larger capacity of spectators.
How to watch the Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 in Australia
The FiBA Women’s Basketball World Cup will be live in Australia in ESPN. ESPN can be accessed in Australia via Foxtel, Fetch, and Kayo Sports.
The tournament is divided into two groups mainly named Group A and Group B. Each group consists of six nations with a draw at the competition of the group stage to determine the quarter-final matchups.
Group A features Belgium, China, Bosnia and Herzegovina, South Korea, the United States, and Puerto Rico.
Group B includes the hosting nation Australia along with France, Serbia, Japan, Mali, and Canada.
A total of 30 group stage matches will be played before the final phase, and each team will face five group stage matches to make it to the quarter-final. The quarterfinal pairings will be decided by draw.
After the quarterfinal results are announced, there will be two semifinals, and the final will be held the following day, October 1.
Why aren’t Russia and Nigeria not playing this time?
As a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine earlier in 2022, it was disqualified from the competition and replaced by Puerto Rico in Group A.
Nigeria was pulled back in June as a result of political meddling. Mali has taken its place.
Past Women’s Basketball World Cup Champions
The Women’s Basketball World Cup has had 18 editions, with the United States being the most successful country. The United States recorded history by winning the last three tournaments consecutively. Australia last took home the World Cup trophy in 2006 and placed second in the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup.
2018 – United States
2014 – United State
2010 – United States
2006 – Australia
2002 – United States
1998 – United States
1994 – Brazil
1990 – United States
How to buy Tickets for the Mega Event
All the tickets in the Final phase are sold as doubleheaders for the Third Place Game and Final. The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup offers a variety of seating options. All Sydney SuperDome game tickets are $15 for kids and $20 for adults, while double-header tickets at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Center are $15 for kids and $30 for adults.
Three games start at $30* for adults for day passes to Sydney SuperDome, which works out to only $10* each game. Additionally, in the Final Phase, adult and kid tickets for doubleheaders featuring top-tier teams begin at $25* and $45*, respectively.
Official website to make a hassle-free reservation: tickets.womensworldcup.basketball