FIBA held the draw to determine preliminary round groups for the 2021 FIBA Under 19 Basketball World Cup for Women, with Australia drawn into Group A, alongside Egypt, Italy and the USA.
The Gems, who won silver in 2019, will open play against Egypt on August 7, followed by the USA on August 8 and cap preliminary play against Italy on August 10. Times will be announced by FIBA at a later date.
Featuring Under 19 teams from 16 nations, the 2021 FIBA Under 19 Basketball World Cup for Women is scheduled to be held August 7 – 15 in Debrecen, Hungary. In addition to Australia and host Hungary, teams that will take part in this year’s Under 19 World Cup include Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Italy, Japan, Mali, Russia, South Korea, Spain and the USA.
Group B includes Argentina, Hungary, Russia and Taiwan; Group C features Brazil, France, South Korea and Spain; and Group D is comprised of Canada, Czech Republic, Japan and Mali.
Teams will play round-robin preliminary games against the other three teams in their respective pools. Teams will be seeded following the preliminary round based on group results, and all 16 teams advance to the round of 16. Winning teams continue to advance through the medal round, while the losing teams will compete in classification games for 9th – 16th places.