2008 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women

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2008 FIBA World Olympic
Qualifying Tournament
For Women
FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women 2008 logo.png
Tournament details
Host nation Spain
Dates9–15 June
Teams12 
(from 5 federations)
Venues
(in 1 host city)
Official website
2012 >

The FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2008 for women took place from June 9 to June 15, 2008.[1] On December 9, 2007, FIBA announced that Spain would host the wildcard tournament.[2]

Through this tournament, the final five qualifying berths for the 2008 Olympics women's basketball competition were captured by Spain, Belarus, Latvia, the Czech Republic, and Brazil. The 12 teams that competed in the 2008 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament were based on the finishes in each of FIBA’s five zone qualifying tournaments.

Participating nations[edit]

Participating countries in the wildcard tournaments.
  Men
  Men and women
  Women

The draw was made on January 14, 2008 in Institute of Training and Studies of the Central Government of Madrid.[3]

The teams were divided into three pots, roughly corresponding to the FIBA World Rankings and to their continental zones (all European teams are in Pot 3):

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3

22.  Chinese Taipei
17.  Senegal
42.  Angola
58.  Fiji

8.  Cuba
4.  Brazil
12.  Argentina
15.  Japan

5.  Spain
30.  Belarus
26. Latvia
9.  Czech Republic


Format[edit]

The 12 participating teams were divided into four groups (A, B, C and D) of three teams each. Each team played all the other teams in its own group. The teams placed 1st and 2nd in each group played in the Quarter-Finals, with the four winners of the Quarter-Finals qualifying for the Olympic Games. The four losers played in the Semi-Finals and Finals for one remaining qualifying place.

Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Times given below are in Central European Summer Time (UTC+2).

Group A[edit]

Team Pts. W L PCT PF PA Diff
 Latvia 4 2 0 1.000 177 103 +74
 Japan 3 1 1 0.500 140 152 -12
 Senegal 2 0 2 0.000 103 165 -62
June 9
17:45
Latvia  94–34  Senegal
Scoring by quarter: 29-5, 15-10, 28-11, 22-8
June 10
15:00
Senegal  69–71  Japan
Scoring by quarter: 19-22, 8-17, 20-20, 22-12
June 11
15:00
Japan  69–83  Latvia
Scoring by quarter: 19-20, 18-21, 24-17, 8-25

Group B[edit]

Team Pts. W L PCT PF PA Diff
 Czech Republic 4 2 0 1.000 163 109 +54
 Angola 3 1 1 0.500 113 144 -31
 Argentina 2 0 2 0.000 113 136 -23
June 9
20:00
Czech Republic  77–55  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 18-25, 20-10, 24-11, 15-9
June 10
19:30
Argentina  58–59  Angola
Scoring by quarter: 17-7, 9-16, 11-15, 21-21
June 11
19:30
Angola  54–86  Czech Republic
Scoring by quarter: 9-24, 21-14, 10-21, 14-27

Group C[edit]

Team Pts. W L PCT PF PA Diff
 Brazil 4 2 0 1.000 196 113 +83
 Spain 3 1 1 0.500 181 113 +68
 Fiji 2 0 2 0.000 87 238 -151
June 9
12:45
Spain  113–42  Fiji
Scoring by quarter: 33-9, 27-3, 27-10, 26-20
June 10
17:15
Fiji  45–125  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 12-29, 12-31, 17-36, 4-29
June 11
12:45
Brazil  71–68  Spain
Scoring by quarter: 23-24, 17-11, 13-14, 18-19

Group D[edit]

Team Pts. W L PCT PF PA Diff
 Cuba 4 2 0 1.000 164 137 +27
 Belarus 3 1 1 0.500 139 133 +6
 Chinese Taipei 2 0 2 0.000 144 177 -33
June 9
15:30
Chinese Taipei  79–96  Cuba
Scoring by quarter: 21-19, 18-24, 16-21, 24-32
June 10
12:45
Cuba  68–58  Belarus
Scoring by quarter: 14-13, 17-15, 20-12, 17-18
June 11
17:15
Belarus  81–65  Chinese Taipei
Scoring by quarter: 13-14, 20-13, 20-15, 28-23

Knockout stage[edit]

Note: Italicized teams qualify for the Olympics.
Quarterfinals
June 13
Semifinals
(quarterfinal losers)
June 14
Final game
June 15
         
A1  Latvia 84
B2  Angola 26
B2  Angola 58
C1  Brazil 75
C1  Brazil 79
D2  Belarus (OT) 86
C1  Brazil 72
D1  Cuba 67
B1  Czech Republic 76
A2  Japan 64
A2  Japan 58
D1  Cuba 66
D1  Cuba 68
C2  Spain 82

Quarterfinals[edit]

June 13
12:45
Cuba  68–82  Spain
Scoring by quarter: 17-16, 18-23, 15-20, 18-23
June 13
15:00
Czech Republic  76–64  Japan
Scoring by quarter: 16-21, 11-5, 23-15, 26-23
June 13
17:15
Latvia  84–26  Angola
Scoring by quarter: 23-9, 16-5, 23-6, 22-6
June 13
19:30
Brazil  79–86 (OT)  Belarus
Scoring by quarter: 22-22, 6-13, 22-16, 22-21, Overtime: 7-14

Semifinals[edit]

June 14
17:15
Cuba  66–58  Japan
Scoring by quarter: 21-18, 16-8, 16-17, 13-15
June 14
19:30
Angola  58–75  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 8-28, 12-15, 14-16, 24-16

Final game[edit]

June 15
19:25
Cuba  67–72  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 16-19, 18-15, 13-11, 20-27

References[edit]