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1998 FIBA World Championship for Women

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.

1998 FIBA World Championship
for Women
13th FIBA World Championship for Women
Tournament details
Host nationGermany
DatesMay 26 - June 7
Teams16 
(from 5 federations)
Venues
(in 7 host cities)
Champions United States
(6th title)
Tournament leaders
PlayersTeams
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)
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VenuesEdit

Competing nationsEdit

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

SquadsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Russia (Q) 3 3 0 249 154 +95 6 Advanced to the second round
2   Spain (Q) 3 2 1 206 172 +34 5
3   China (Q) 3 1 2 203 201 +2 4
4   Argentina (R) 3 0 3 136 267 −131 3 Qualified for the 13–16th place playoff
Source: Results
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advanced to the second round
2   Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Lithuania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Senegal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualified for the 13–16th place playoff
Source: Results

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advanced to the second round
2   Cuba 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Germany (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   DR Congo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualified for the 13–16th place playoff
Source: Results
(H) Host.

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advanced to the second round
2   Slovakia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Hungary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualified for the 13–16th place playoff
Source: Results

Second roundEdit

Scores and results from the first round shall be carried over to the second round.

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   United States (Q) 5 5 0 427 332 +95 10 Advanced to the quarter-finals
2   Russia (Q) 5 4 1 366 346 +20 9
3   Lithuania 5 2 3 345 384 −39 7[a]
4   Spain 5 2 3 370 330 +40 7[a]
5   China 5 1 4 325 377 −52 6[b] Qualified for the 9–12th place playoff
6   Japan 5 1 4 419 483 −64 6[b]
Source: Results
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Lithuania 66–63 Spain
  2. ^ a b China 94–93 Japan

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Australia (Q) 5 5 0 430 353 +77 10 Advanced to the quarter-finals
2   Brazil (Q) 5 4 1 389 366 +23 9
3   Cuba (Q) 5 3 2 446 433 +13 8
4   Slovakia (Q) 5 2 3 308 337 −29 7
5   Germany (H, R) 5 1 4 358 388 −30 6 Qualified for the 9–12th place playoff
6   Hungary (R) 5 0 5 346 400 −54 5
Source: Results
(H) Host; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.

Classification stageEdit

13–16th place playoffsEdit

 
Classification Semifinals13th place match
 
      
 
May 30
 
 
  Senegal67
 
May 31
 
  Argentina59
 
  Senegal70
 
May 30
 
  South Korea74
 
  South Korea97
 
 
  DR Congo60
 
15th place match
 
 
May 31
 
 
  Argentina73
 
 
  DR Congo52

9–12th place playoffsEdit

 
Classification SemifinalsNinth place match
 
      
 
June 4
 
 
  China93
 
June 5
 
  Hungary (OT)95
 
  Hungary82
 
June 4
 
  Japan108
 
  Japan88
 
 
  Germany71
 
Eleventh place match
 
 
June 5
 
 
  China60
 
 
  Germany90

Final roundEdit

BracketEdit

  5th place match 5th–8th place semi-finals Quarter-finals Semifinals Final
                                               
     E2    Russia  85  
     F3    Cuba  78  
   F3    Cuba  63        E2    Russia  82  
   E4    Spain  80        F1    Australia  76  
   E4    Spain  54
     F1    Australia  87  
   E4    Spain  70        E2    Russia  65
   E3    Lithuania  59        E1    United States  71
     E3    Lithuania  70  
       F2    Brazil  72  
 E3    Lithuania  66        F2    Brazil  79
  7th place match      F4    Slovakia  58        E1    United States  93     Bronze medal match
   F3    Cuba (OT)  83    E1    United States  89    F1    Australia  72
   F4    Slovakia  81      F4    Slovakia  62      F2    Brazil  67

QuarterfinalsEdit

4 June 1998
18:00
Brazil   72–70   Lithuania
Scoring by half: 39–33, 33–37
4 June 1998
20:00
Slovakia   62–89   United States
Scoring by half: 35–41, 27–48
5 June 1998
18:00
Russia   85–78   Cuba
Scoring by half: 47–33, 38–45
5 June 1998
20:00
Spain   54–87   Australia
Scoring by half: 25–48, 29–39

Classification 5th–8thEdit

Final standingsEdit

# Team W–L
    United States 9–0
    Russia 7–2
    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 4–4
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

AwardsEdit

 1998 World Championship Winner 
 
United States
Sixth title

ReferencesEdit