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Published: 15:10, November 24, 2021 | Updated: 15:21, November 24, 2021
China to face France, Nigeria in 2022 Women's Basketball WCup
By Xinhua
Published:15:10, November 24, 2021 Updated:15:21, November 24, 2021 By Xinhua

In this file photo taken on July 30, 2021, players of China celebrate after the women's basketball preliminary match of Group C between China and Australia at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Saitama, Japan. (MENG YONGMIN / XINHUA)

GENEVA- China will face France, Nigeria and Mali in Group B of the 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup qualifying tournaments next February, after the draw was made here on Tuesday.

The four World Cup qualifiers will be played in Belgrade, Osaka and Washington DC from Feb 10 to 13, 2022, with Belgrade scheduled to host Group A and B matches

The four World Cup qualifiers will be played in Belgrade, Osaka and Washington DC from Feb 10 to 13, 2022, with Belgrade scheduled to host Group A and B matches.

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Group A features Australia, South Korea, Serbia and Brazil. Group C matches, to be staged in Osaka, feature Bosnia and Herzegovina, Japan, Canada and Belarus. In Group D, Russia, the United States, Puerto Rico and Belgium will take each other on in Washington DC.

The top three finishers from each qualifying tournament will secure their places in the 12-team flagship global women's basketball competition, which will take place in Sydney, Australia from Sept 22 to Oct 1, 2022.

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Host nation Australia and the Tokyo Olympic champions the United States have already earned automatic qualification, meaning that the two other best-placed teams will advance from those qualifying tournaments featuring Australia and the USA.


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