1998 FIBA World Championship for Women

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1998 FIBA World Championship
for Women
13th FIBA World Championship for Women
Tournament details
Host nation Germany
Dates May 26 - June 7
Teams 16 (from 5 federations)
Venues(in 7 host cities)
Champions  United States (6th title)
Tournament leaders
PlayersTeams
Points Brazil Arcain (20.2)  Japan (86.0)
Rebounds Argentina Ferazzoli (11.8)  United States (39.8)
Assists South Korea Chun (6.2)  China (19.3)
Official website
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The 1998 FIBA Women's World Championship was hosted by Germany from May 26 to June 7, 1998. The USA won the tournament, defeating Russia 71-65 in the final.

Venues[edit]

Competing nations[edit]

Group A Group B Group C Group D
 Russia  United States  Australia  Brazil
 Spain  Lithuania  Cuba  Slovakia
 China  Japan  Germany  Hungary
 Argentina  Senegal  DR Congo  South Korea

Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Russia (Q) 3 3 0 249 154 +95 6 Advanced to the second round
2  Spain (Q) 3 2 1 206 172 +34 5
3  China (Q) 3 1 2 203 201 +2 4
4  Argentina (R) 3 0 3 136 267 −131 3 Qualified for the 13–16th place playoff
Source: Results
Rules for classification:
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advanced to the second round
2  Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Lithuania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Senegal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualified for the 13–16th place playoff
Source: Results
Rules for classification:

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advanced to the second round
2  Cuba 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Germany (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  DR Congo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualified for the 13–16th place playoff
Source: Results
Rules for classification:
(H) Host.

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advanced to the second round
2  Slovakia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Hungary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualified for the 13–16th place playoff
Source: Results
Rules for classification:

Second round[edit]

Scores and results from the first round shall be carried over to the second round.

Group E[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  United States (Q) 5 5 0 427 332 +95 10 Advanced to the quarter-finals
2  Russia (Q) 5 4 1 366 346 +20 9
3  Lithuania 5 2 3 345 384 −39 7[a]
4  Spain 5 2 3 370 330 +40 7[a]
5  China 5 1 4 325 377 −52 6[b] Qualified for the 9–12th place playoff
6  Japan 5 1 4 419 483 −64 6[b]
Source: Results
Rules for classification:
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Lithuania 66–63 Spain
  2. ^ a b China 94–93 Japan

Group F[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Australia (Q) 5 5 0 430 353 +77 10 Advanced to the quarter-finals
2  Brazil (Q) 5 4 1 389 366 +23 9
3  Cuba (Q) 5 3 2 446 433 +13 8
4  Slovakia (Q) 5 2 3 308 337 −29 7
5  Germany (H, R) 5 1 4 358 388 −30 6 Qualified for the 9–12th place playoff
6  Hungary (R) 5 0 5 346 400 −54 5
Source: Results
Rules for classification:
(H) Host; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.

Classification stage[edit]

13–16th place playoffs[edit]

 
Classification Semifinals13th place match
 
      
 
May 30
 
 
 Senegal67
 
May 31
 
 Argentina59
 
 Senegal70
 
May 30
 
 South Korea74
 
 South Korea97
 
 
 DR Congo60
 
15th place match
 
 
May 31
 
 
 Argentina73
 
 
 DR Congo52

9–12th place playoffs[edit]

 
Classification SemifinalsNinth place match
 
      
 
June 4
 
 
 China93
 
June 5
 
 Hungary (OT)95
 
 Hungary82
 
June 4
 
 Japan108
 
 Japan88
 
 
 Germany71
 
Eleventh place match
 
 
June 5
 
 
 China60
 
 
 Germany90

Final round[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  5th place match 5th–8th place semi-finals Quarter-finals Semifinals Final
                                               
    E2  Russia 85  
    F3  Cuba 78  
  F3  Cuba 63       E2  Russia 82  
  E4  Spain 80       F1  Australia 76  
  E4  Spain 54
    F1  Australia 87  
  E4  Spain 70       E2  Russia 65
  E3  Lithuania 59       E1  United States 71
    E3  Lithuania 70  
      F2  Brazil 72  
E3  Lithuania 66       F2  Brazil 79
  7th place match     F4  Slovakia 58       E1  United States 93     Bronze medal match
  F3  Cuba (OT) 83   E1  United States 89   F1  Australia 72
  F4  Slovakia 81     F4  Slovakia 62     F2  Brazil 67

Quarterfinals[edit]

4 June 1998
18:00
Brazil  72–70  Lithuania
Scoring by half: 39–33, 33–37
4 June 1998
20:00
Slovakia  62–89  United States
Scoring by half: 35–41, 27–48
5 June 1998
18:00
Russia  85–78  Cuba
Scoring by half: 47–33, 38–45
5 June 1998
20:00
Spain  54–87  Australia
Scoring by half: 25–48, 29–39

Classification 5th–8th[edit]

Final standings[edit]

# Team W–L
Gold medal icon.svg  United States 9–0
Silver medal icon.svg  Russia 7–2
Bronze medal icon.svg  Australia 8–1
4  Brazil 6–3
5  Spain 5–4
6  Lithuania 4–5
7  Cuba 5–4
8  Slovakia 3–6
9  Japan 5–4
10  Hungary 2–6
11  Germany 3–5
12  China 2–6
13  South Korea 2–3
14  Senegal 1–4
15  Argentina 1–4
16  DR Congo 0–5

Awards[edit]

 1998 World Championship Winner 

United States
Sixth title

References[edit]