The stage is set for the FIBA U17 Women Basketball World Cup 2024 in Mexico. All 16 teams have been confirmed after battling it out in U16 Continental Cups throughout the summer. Get ready for exciting matchups from across the globe:
- Africa: Mali, seeking a ninth straight continental title, faces a challenge from Egypt.
- Americas: Host nation Mexico joins champions USA, Canada, and surprise qualifiers Argentina and Puerto Rico.
- Asia: Dominant Australia and fierce rivals Japan return, alongside newcomers New Zealand and Chinese Taipei.
- Europe: Reigning champions France lead the pack, followed by Spain, Italy, and debutantes Finland and Croatia.
The tournament takes place from July 13 to 21 in Mexico City marking the first time the country hosts a FIBA world level event. Five nations will make their World Cup debut adding fresh blood and excitement to the competition.
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USA, seeking their sixth title, faces stiff competition from the Americas and beyond. Australia and Japan renew their rivalry in Asia while Mali aims to extend their African reign. In Europe, France seeks to defend their crown against a rising tide of challengers.
Basketball fans, Mark your calendars! The FIBA U17 Women’s World Cup 2024 promises high-flying action, rising stars, and unforgettable moments. Don’t miss a single shot!