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
Players Teams
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]

Eighth-final round[edit]

Group E[edit]

Team Pts. W L PF PA
 United States 12 6 0 427 332
 Russia 11 5 1 366 346
 Lithuania 9 3 3 345 384
 Spain 8 2 4 302 251
 China 8 2 4 325 377
 Japan 8 2 4 419 483

Group F[edit]

Team Pts. W L PF PA
 Australia 12 6 0 529 396
 Brazil 11 5 1 464 431
 Cuba 10 4 2 542 495
 Slovakia 9 3 3 377 393
 Germany 8 2 4 447 425
 Hungary 8 2 4 417 465

Knockout stage[edit]

Championship bracket[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
June 5        
  Russia  85
June 6
  Cuba  78  
  Russia  82
June 5
    Australia  76  
  Spain  54
June 7
  Australia  87  
  Russia  65
June 4
    United States  71
  Lithuania  70
June 6
  Brazil  72  
  Brazil  79 Third place
June 4
    United States  93  
  United States  89   Australia  72
  Slovakia  62     Brazil  67
June 7

5th through 8th place[edit]

Classification round Fifth place
June 6
  Cuba  63  
  Spain  80  
 
June 7
      Spain  70
    Lithuania  59
Seventh place
June 6 June 7
  Lithuania  66   Cuba (OT)  83
  Slovakia  58     Slovakia  81

9th through 12th place[edit]

Classification round Ninth place
June 4
  China  93  
  Hungary (OT)  95  
 
June 5
      Hungary  82
    Japan  108
Eleventh place
June 4 June 5
  Japan  88   China  60
  Germany  71     Germany  90

13th through 16th place[edit]

Classification round Thirteenth place
May 30
  Senegal  67  
  Argentina  59  
 
May 31
      Senegal  70
    South Korea  74
Fifteenth place
May 30 May 31
  South Korea  97   Argentina  73
  DR Congo  60     DR Congo  52

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]