With only six more days until the 2022 FIBA Basketball Women’s World Cup tips off in Sydney, here’s everything you need to know.
Australia will launch their FIBA World Cup campaign ranked third in the world, sitting behind USA and Spain.
The group phase will comprise two groups of six teams. Australia has drawn in group B, alongside France (ranked #6), Serbia (#10), Japan (#8), Mali (#37) and Canada (#4).
Group A holds Belgium (#5), China (#7), Bosnia and Herzegovina (#26), Puerto Rico (#17), Korea (#13) and USA (#1).
Australia’s campaign will tip off on day one against France at 8:30pm AEST at Qudos Bank Arena.
The FIBA Women’s World Cup will be broadcast live exclusively on ESPN. ESPN is available in Australia via Foxtel, Fetch and Kayo Sports.
Lauren Jackson returns for her fifth FIBA World Cup appearance, reuniting with former Opals 2002 FIBA World Cup teammate Sandy Brondello, except now forming a head coach and player relationship.
Anneli Maley will make her official international competition debut as an Australia Opal, after playing in friendlies against Japan earlier this year.
The Opals will be looking to return to the podium, claim their third consecutive FIBA World Cup medal and go one step further, after taking out the bronze in 2014 and silver in 2018.
The last time Sydney hosted an international basketball event, was the 2000 Sydney Olympics where Australia won silver.
The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup will take place at Sydney Olympic Park. The Park is located 18km from Sydney airport and 14km from the CBD.
Olympic Park Station (T7) is the closest station to both venues. Trains operate every 10 minutes between Lidcombe Station and Olympic Park Station. The journey from Central Station is approximately 30 minutes and 18 minutes from Parramatta Station.
Please visit Transport NSW for daily updates on bus services to and from Sydney Olympic Park.
For those needing to drive P3 and P4 are the closest car parks to Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre.
P1 is the closest car park to Qudos Bank Arena. There are multiple mobility car parking spaces at each. Pre-booking parking is highly encouraged, and bookings can be made here.
Accessible parking information is available here.
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