2006 FIBA World Championship for Women

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2006 FIBA World Championship
for Women
15th FIBA Basketball World
Championship for Women
2006 FIBA World Championship for Women logo.gif
Tournament details
Host nation Brazil
Dates September 12 - September 23
Teams 16 (from 5 federations)
Venues (in 2 host cities)
Champions  Australia (1st title)
MVP Australia Penny Taylor-Gil
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The 2006 FIBA World Championship for Women took place in Brazil from September 12 to September 23, 2006. It was co-organised by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and Confederação Brasileira de Basketball, the Brazilian national federation.

Sixteen national teams competed for the championship. Australia came away with the gold medal by beating Russia 91-74.

Venues[edit]

City Venue
Barueri Ginásio José Corrêa
São Paulo Ginásio G.J. de Almeida ( Ibirapuera)

Competing nations[edit]

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Brazil Brazil Australia Australia United States United States Czech Republic Czech Republic
Spain Spain Lithuania Lithuania Russia Russia France France
South Korea Korea Canada Canada China China Cuba Cuba
Argentina Argentina Senegal Senegal Nigeria Nigeria Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei
Teams qualified

Except Brazil, which automatically qualified as the host, and the United States, which automatically qualified as the reigning Olympic champion, the 14 remaining countries qualified through their continents’ qualifying tournaments:

  • FIBA Europe - Spain, France, Lithuania, Czech Republic (European Champion), Russia
  • FIBA Americas - Brazil (host), United States (Olympic Champion), Canada, Argentina, Cuba
  • FIBA Africa - Nigeria, Senegal
  • FIBA Asia - P.R. of China, Chinese Taipei (or Taiwan or Republic of China), Korea
  • FIBA Oceania - Australia (Oceanian Champion)

Squads[edit]

At the start of tournament, all 16 participating countries each had 12 players on their roster.

Referees[edit]

For the World Championship for Women, FIBA selected 25 professional referees:

  • Woman Finlande Andersson, Karolina
  • Man Iran Avanessian, Heros
  • Man Uruguay Baum Spalter, Gabriel Chiel
  • Woman États-Unis Blauch, Susan Elaine
  • Man Slovénie Boltauzer, Matej
  • Woman Russie Chernova, Elena
  • Man Espagne Conde, Antonio
  • Woman Canada Crowley, Nadiene Renée
  • Woman Brésil da Silva, Fátima Aparecida
  • Man République tchèque Dolinek, Ivo
  • Woman Canada Etheir, Nancy
  • Man Kenya Gode, Vitalis Odhiambo
  • Man Malaisie Ho, Kok Yew
  • Woman France Julien, Chantal
  • Man Suisse Leemann, Philippe
  • Man Suède Lefwerth, Oscar
  • Man Australie Mayberry, Vaughan Charles
  • Man Brésil Pacheco, Sérgio de Jesus
  • Man Lituanie Pilipauskas, Kestutis
  • Man Chine Peng, Ling
  • Man Argentine Rougier, Diego Hernan
  • Woman Costa Rica Schaer Araya, Gabriela
  • Man Argentina Smith, Roberto Omar
  • Man Mali Touré, Moussa Ismaïla
  • Man Inde Varghese, Gens Vadayattu

Preliminary round[edit]

  • The three best squads of each group qualify for second round.
Group A (São Paulo)
  Team Pts W L PF PA Diff
1 Argentina Argentina 5 2 1 219 199 +20
2 Brazil Brazil 5 2 1 243 222 +21
3 Spain Spain 5 2 1 218 200 +18
4 South Korea Korea 3 0 3 207 266 -59
Tue Sept. 12 13:00 South Korea Korea 57 87 Spain Spain
Tue Sept. 12 15:15 Argentina Argentina 69 71 Brazil Brazil
Wed Sept. 13 13:00 Spain Spain 64 77 Argentina Argentina
Wed Sept. 13 15:15 Brazil Brazil 106 86 South Korea Korea
Thu Sept. 14 13:00 South Korea Korea 64 73 Argentina Argentina
Thu Sept. 14 15:15 Brazil Brazil 66 67 Spain Spain
Group B (São Paulo)
  Team Pts W L PF PA Diff
1 Australia Australia 6 3 0 194 120 +74
2 Lithuania Lithuania 5 2 1 158 123 +35
3 Canada Canada 4 1 2 188 245 -57
4 Senegal Senegal 3 0 3 182 234 -52
Tue Sept. 12 17:30 Lithuania Lithuania[1] 0 2 Australia Australia
Tue Sept. 12 19:45 Senegal Senegal 64 65 Canada Canada
Wed Sept. 13 17:30 Canada Canada 58 84 Lithuania Lithuania
Wed Sept. 13 19:45 Australia Australia 95 55 Senegal Senegal
Thu Sept. 14 17:30 Lithuania Lithuania 74 63 Senegal Senegal
Thu Sept. 14 19:45 Canada Canada 65 97 Australia Australia
Group C (Barueri)
  Team Pts W L PF PA Diff
1 United States United States 6 3 0 288 198 +90
2 Russia Russia 5 2 1 250 206 +44
4 China China 4 1 2 209 264 -55
3 Nigeria Nigeria 3 0 3 155 234 -79
Tue Sept. 12 15:15 Russia Russia 84 50 Nigeria Nigeria
Tue Sept. 12 19:45 United States United States 119 72 China China
Wed Sept. 13 15:15 China China 66 86 Russia Russia
Wed Sept. 13 19:45 Nigeria Nigeria 46 79 United States United States
Thu Sept. 14 17:30 United States United States 90 80 Russia Russia
Thu Sept. 14 19:45 Nigeria Nigeria 59 71 China China
Group D (Barueri)
  Team Pts W L PF PA Diff
1 Czech Republic Czech Republic 5 2 1 224 185 +39
2 France France 5 2 1 235 204 +31
3 Cuba Cuba 5 2 1 204 216 -12
4 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 3 0 3 210 268 -58
Tue Sept. 12 13:00 France France 62 58 Czech Republic Czech Republic
Tue Sept. 12 17:30 Cuba Cuba 75 70 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei
Wed Sept. 13 13:00 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 68 100 France France
Wed Sept. 13 17:30 Czech Republic Czech Republic 73 51 Cuba Cuba
Thu Sept. 14 13:00 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 72 93 Czech Republic Czech Republic
Thu Sept. 14 15:15 France France 73 78 Cuba Cuba
Legend: Pts: classification points (game won is 2 pts, game lost is 1), W: games won, L: game lost, PF : points scored, PC: points against, Diff.: difference; in green the squads qualified for eighth-final round.

Eighth-final round[edit]

  • The four best squads of each group qualify for quarter-finals. All Preliminary Round games played by teams qualifying for the Eighth-finals carry over into the Eighth-final standings.
Group E (São Paulo)
  Team Pts W L PF PA Diff
1 Australia Australia 12 6 0 431 310 +121
2 Spain Spain 10 4 2 446 384 +62
3 Brazil Brazil 10 4 2 482 412 +70
4 Lithuania Lithuania 9 3 3 342 329 +13
5 Argentina Argentina 9 3 3 377 402 -25
6 Canada Canada 7 1 5 344 474 -130
Sat Sept. 16 09:30 Argentina Argentina 62 58 Canada Canada
Sat Sept. 16 14:00 Brazil Brazil 84 67 Lithuania Lithuania
Sat Sept. 16 16:15 Australia Australia 72 68 Spain Spain
Sun Sept. 17 09:30 Argentina Argentina 47 62 Lithuania Lithuania
Sun Sept. 17 14:00 Spain Spain 85 57 Canada Canada
Sun Sept. 17 16:15 Australia Australia 82 73 Brazil Brazil
Mon Sept. 18 13:00 Lithuania Lithuania 55 75 Spain Spain
Mon Sept. 18 15:15 Argentina Argentina 49 83 Australia Australia
Mon Sept. 18 17:30 Brazil Brazil 82 41 Canada Canada
Group F (Barueri)
  Team Pts W L PF PA Diff
1 United States United States 12 6 0 517 339 +178
2 Czech Republic Czech Republic 10 4 2 438 404 +34
3 Russia Russia 9 3 3 493 446 +47
4 France France 9 3 3 414 410 +4
5 China China 9 3 3 421 477 -56
6 Cuba Cuba 8 2 4 405 475 -70
Sat Sept. 16 11:45 Russia Russia 64 74 France France
Sat Sept. 16 14:00 Czech Republic Czech Republic 79 73 China China
Sat Sept. 16 16:15 United States United States 90 50 Cuba Cuba
Sun Sept. 17 11:45 Czech Republic Czech Republic 85 83 Russia Russia
Sun Sept. 17 14:00 China China 73 70 Cuba Cuba
Sun Sept. 17 16:15 United States United States 76 41 France France
Mon Sept. 18 15:15 Russia Russia 96 81 Cuba Cuba
Mon Sept. 18 17:30 France France 64 66 China China
Mon Sept. 18 19:45 United States United States 63 50 Czech Republic Czech Republic

Knockout Stage (São Paulo)[edit]

All times local (UTC -2)

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
September 20, 2006 - 17:30        
 Australia Australia  79
September 21, 2006 - 15:15
 France France  66  
 Australia Australia  88
September 20, 2006 - 15:15
   Brazil Brazil  76  
 Czech Republic Czech Republic  51
September 23, 2006 - 14:00
 Brazil Brazil  75  
 Australia Australia  91
September 20, 2006 - 13:00
   Russia Russia  74
 Spain Spain  56
September 21, 2006 - 19:45
 Russia Russia  60  
 Russia Russia  75 Third place
September 20, 2006 - 19:45
   United States United States  68  
 United States United States  90  Brazil Brazil  59
 Lithuania Lithuania  56    United States United States  99
September 23, 2006 - 9:30

5th through 8th place[edit]

Classification round Fifth place
September 21, 2006 - 13:00
 France France (OT)  79  
 Czech Republic Czech Republic  78  
 
September 22, 2006 - 17:30
     France France  79
   Lithuania Lithuania  73
Seventh place
September 21, 2006 - 17:30 September 22, 2006 - 15:15
 Spain Spain  71  Czech Republic Czech Republic  57
 Lithuania Lithuania  80    Spain Spain  49

9th through 12th place[edit]

Classification round Ninth place
September 20, 2006 - 19:45
 China China  61  
 Canada Canada  65  
 
September 21, 2006 - 19:45
     Canada Canada  57
   Argentina Argentina  74
Eleventh place
September 20, 2006 - 17:30 September 21, 2006 - 17:30
 Argentina Argentina  76  China China  68
 Cuba Cuba  73    Cuba Cuba  71

13th through 16th place[edit]

Classification round Thirteenth place
September 16, 2006 - 09:30
 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei  81  
 Nigeria Nigeria  77  
 
September 17, 2006 - 16:15
     Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei  52
   South Korea Korea  73
Fifteenth place
September 16, 2006 - 16:15 September 17, 2006 - 09:30
 South Korea Korea  75  Nigeria Nigeria  64
 Senegal Senegal  69    Senegal Senegal  66

Awards[edit]

 2006 FIBA Women's World Championship Winner 

Australia
First title


Most Valuable Player
Australia Penny Taylor-Gil

Final standings[edit]

# Team W-L
Gold medal icon.svg Australia Australia 9-0
Silver medal icon.svg Russia Russia 5-4
Bronze medal icon.svg United States United States 8-1
4 Brazil Brazil 5-4
5 France France 5-4
6 Lithuania Lithuania 4-5
7 Czech Republic Czech Republic 5-4
8 Spain Spain 4-5
9 Argentina Argentina 5-3
10 Canada Canada 2-6
11 Cuba Cuba 3-5
12 China China 3-5
13 South Korea Korea 2-3
14 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 1-4
15 Senegal Senegal 1-4
16 Nigeria Nigeria 0-5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Opals awarded two for forfeit". Fox sports. 2006-09-13. Retrieved 2006-09-13. 

External links[edit]