2006 FIBA World Championship for Women

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2006 FIBA World Championship for Women
Campeonato Mundial de Basquetebol Feminino de 2006
2006 FIBA World Championship for Women logo.gif
Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates September 12–23
Teams 16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Australia (1st title)
Runners-up  Russia
Third place  United States
Fourth place  Brazil
Tournament statistics
MVP Australia Penny Taylor-Gil
Top scorer Australia Lauren Jackson
(21.3 points per game)
2002
2010

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  Australia  United States  Czech Republic
 Spain  Lithuania  Russia  France
 South Korea  Canada  China  Cuba
 Argentina  Senegal  Nigeria  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-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
September 20, 2006 - 17:30
 
 
Australia Australia79
 
September 21, 2006 - 15:15
 
France France66
 
Australia Australia88
 
September 20, 2006 - 15:15
 
Brazil Brazil76
 
Czech Republic Czech Republic51
 
September 23, 2006 - 14:00
 
Brazil Brazil75
 
Australia Australia91
 
September 20, 2006 - 13:00
 
Russia Russia74
 
Spain Spain56
 
September 21, 2006 - 19:45
 
Russia Russia60
 
Russia Russia75
 
September 20, 2006 - 19:45
 
United States United States68 Third place
 
United States United States 90
 
September 23, 2006 - 9:30
 
Lithuania Lithuania56
 
Brazil Brazil59
 
 
United States United States99
 

5th through 8th place[edit]

 
Classification roundFifth place
 
      
 
September 21, 2006 - 13:00
 
 
France France (OT)79
 
September 22, 2006 - 17:30
 
Czech Republic Czech Republic78
 
France France79
 
September 21, 2006 - 17:30
 
Lithuania Lithuania73
 
Spain Spain71
 
 
Lithuania Lithuania80
 
Seventh place
 
 
September 22, 2006 - 15:15
 
 
Czech Republic Czech Republic57
 
 
Spain Spain49

9th through 12th place[edit]

 
Classification roundNinth place
 
      
 
September 20, 2006 - 19:45
 
 
China China61
 
September 21, 2006 - 19:45
 
Canada Canada65
 
Canada Canada57
 
September 20, 2006 - 17:30
 
Argentina Argentina74
 
Argentina Argentina76
 
 
Cuba Cuba73
 
Eleventh place
 
 
September 21, 2006 - 17:30
 
 
China China68
 
 
Cuba Cuba71

13th through 16th place[edit]

 
Classification roundThirteenth place
 
      
 
September 16, 2006 - 09:30
 
 
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei81
 
September 17, 2006 - 16:15
 
Nigeria Nigeria77
 
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei52
 
September 16, 2006 - 16:15
 
South Korea Korea73
 
South Korea Korea75
 
 
Senegal Senegal69
 
Fifteenth place
 
 
September 17, 2006 - 09:30
 
 
Nigeria Nigeria64
 
 
Senegal Senegal66

Awards[edit]

 2006 FIBA Women's World Champions 

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 South 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 default". Fox sports. 2006-09-13. Retrieved 2006-09-13.

External links[edit]