Basketball – 2022 Women’s World Cup
It will take place from September 22 to October 1 and will feature 12 nations, divided into two groups of six teams each.
The group stage will determine the teams that will participate in the quarter-finals. These will be determined by drawing lots during the competition. The composition of the podium will not be known until the end of the last day of the tournament.
The team that wins the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 will qualify directly for the Paris Olympics. All participating countries will also be able to earn valuable points for the FIBA World Ranking Women.
This will be the 19th edition of FIBA’s major women’s competition, the first having taken place in 1953.
Only four nations have climbed to the top step of the podium: the USA (10 times), the USSR (5 times consecutively from 1959 to 1975), Brazil (1 time, in 1994) and Australia (1 time, in 2006).
A: Belgium, China, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Puerto Rico, Korea, USA
B: France, Serbia, Japan, Mali, Canada, Australia
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Thursday September 22
Bosnia vs. Porto Rico : 58-82
USA v Belgium: 87-72
Canada vs Serbia: 67-60
Japan v Mali: 89-56
Korea vs. China : 44-107
Australia vs. France : 57-70, match stats HERE
The Tricolores, with a reorganized team compared to the Olympics, which must compose without Marine Johannes, their best offensive asset, injured at the last minute, achieved a great feat by dominating the vice world champions.
Without pressure, aggressive and effective in defense, solid offensively, the French impose themselves with style in front of a dumbfounded Australian public.
The reaction of Jean Aimé Toupane on the team’s website (coach):
“We know that to stay in these matches, you need a good defensive base. We defended hard, we stayed on our principles, the girls were courageous despite the qualities of the Australian team, which plays without a ball, in space.
Even in the weak times for us, we stayed in it, we didn’t panic, we got the ball moving, with a little bit of success.
A competition is the sequence, you win, you don’t have time to savor that you go to the next match. We will savor at the end. I would like to congratulate the players, they put a lot of heart. »
Friday September 23
Puerto Rico vs. US: 42-106
Serbia vs Japan: 69-64
Belgium vs. Korea: 84-61
China vs Bosnia: 98-51
Mali vs. Australia: 58-118
France vs. Canada: 45-59, match stats HERE
Uninspired, dominated from the first minutes by a more complete team, physically solid, the Blue did not manage to confirm the great success obtained against Australia.
Jean-Aimé Toupane, coach of the France team:
“We lacked movement in attack, the ball traveled less. We rushed a bit. When you rush and you fail, confidence goes down and it’s a gear.
We were also impacted by the rebound, an area where you have to be really vigilant for the rest of the competition. Despite everything, they fought, they wet the shirt.
Tomorrow we will try to see what went wrong. You have to try to play at two speeds: on the counter-attack and on the half-court.
Against good teams you can’t find solutions in one pass. They have to be made to work. We will have to learn from this match for the rest. »
Saturday September 24
USA v China: 77-63
Bosnia vs. Korea : 66-99
Puerto Rico vs Belgium: 65-68
Sunday September 25
France vs Mali: 74-59, match stats HERE
The reaction of Jean Aimé Toupane:
“It was a difficult match, the victory was the most important thing. We have to progress on the rebound, it was not good. I expected more, more hardness. We didn’t. We have to improve. It will be essential for the next two games against Japan on Monday and Serbia on Tuesday.
We have to find solutions to share the ball well after a good defense. We sometimes rushed in attack. Gabby Williams is our main leader, we try to put her in a good situation. She has been playing very well since the start of the tournament.”
Australia vs Serbia: 69-54
Japan vs. Canada: 56-70
Monday, September 26
Belgium vs Bosnia: 85-55
Serbia vs. Mali: 81-68
Korea vs. US: 69-145
France vs Japan: 67-53, match stats HERE
Thanks to this victory, Les Bleues qualify for the 1/4 finals
The reaction of Jean Aimé Toupane:
“I don’t know if it’s a reference match. When you win a match, nothing is perfect, when you lose everything is not to be thrown away. We had a good start which reassured us then when they are returned, we kept our bearings and our game plan.
This is a good thing. Our red thread from the start, with the rebound, is to share the ball.
When you play big teams, if you can’t play in first intention, in counter-attack, you have to be patient, alternate, transfer the ball. It also allows the opponent to work.”
China vs. Puerto Rico: 95-60
Canada vs. Australia : 72-75
Tuesday, September 27
Porto Rico vs. Korea: 92-73
China v Belgium: 81-55
USA vs Bosnia: 121-59
Mali vs. Canada : 65-88
Australia vs Japan: 71-54
Serbia vs France: 68-62, match stats HERE
The reaction of Jean Aimé Toupane
“I said yesterday that Serbia would validate the work, well it is not validated. We fell on a bone.
It was played on few things but unfortunately on things that we have known since the start of the tournament.
We lacked consistency on the rebound. Despite everything, we played them eye to eye, it came to nothing.
This match can teach us a lot… The girls are really brave, they really make an effort, but it was hard to follow things up. »
Thursday September 29, the 1/4 finals
USA vs Serbia
Puerto Rico vs Canada
China v France
Belgium vs Australia
TO BE CONTINUED