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2006 FIBA World Championship for Women

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.

2006 FIBA World Championship for Women
Campeonato Mundial de Basquetebol Feminino de 2006
2006 FIBA World Championship for Women logo.gif
Tournament details
Host countryBrazil
DatesSeptember 12–23
Teams16 (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
MVPAustralia Penny Taylor-Gil
Top scorerAustralia Lauren Jackson
(21.3 points per game)
2002
2010

Sixteen national teams competed for the championship. Australia came away with the gold medal by beating Russia 91-74.

Contents

VenuesEdit

Competing nationsEdit

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)

SquadsEdit

At the start of tournament, all 16 participating countries each had 12 players on their roster.

RefereesEdit

For the World Championship for Women, FIBA selected 25 professional referees:

  •     Andersson, Karolina
  •     Avanessian, Heros
  •     Baum Spalter, Gabriel Chiel
  •     Blauch, Susan Elaine
  •     Boltauzer, Matej
  •     Chernova, Elena
  •     Conde, Antonio
  •     Leemann, Philippe
  •     Lefwerth, Oscar
  •     Mayberry, Vaughan Charles
  •     Pacheco, Sérgio de Jesus
  •     Pilipauskas, Kestutis
  •     Peng, Ling
  •     Rougier, Diego Hernan
  •     Schaer Araya, Gabriela
  •     Smith, Roberto Omar
  •     Touré, Moussa Ismaïla
  •     Varghese, Gens Vadayattu

Preliminary roundEdit

  • The three best squads of each group qualify for second round.
Group A (São Paulo)
  Team Pts W L PF PA Diff
1   Argentina 5 2 1 219 199 +20
2   Brazil 5 2 1 243 222 +21
3   Spain 5 2 1 218 200 +18
4   Korea 3 0 3 207 266 -59
Tue Sept. 12 13:00   Korea 57 87   Spain
Tue Sept. 12 15:15   Argentina 69 71   Brazil
Wed Sept. 13 13:00   Spain 64 77   Argentina
Wed Sept. 13 15:15   Brazil 106 86   Korea
Thu Sept. 14 13:00   Korea 64 73   Argentina
Thu Sept. 14 15:15   Brazil 66 67   Spain
Group B (São Paulo)
  Team Pts W L PF PA Diff
1   Australia 6 3 0 194 120 +74
2   Lithuania 5 2 1 158 123 +35
3   Canada 4 1 2 188 245 -57
4   Senegal 3 0 3 182 234 -52
Tue Sept. 12 17:30   Lithuania[1] 0 2   Australia
Tue Sept. 12 19:45   Senegal 64 65   Canada
Wed Sept. 13 17:30   Canada 58 84   Lithuania
Wed Sept. 13 19:45   Australia 95 55   Senegal
Thu Sept. 14 17:30   Lithuania 74 63   Senegal
Thu Sept. 14 19:45   Canada 65 97   Australia
Group C (Barueri)
  Team Pts W L PF PA Diff
1   United States 6 3 0 288 198 +90
2   Russia 5 2 1 250 206 +44
4   China 4 1 2 209 264 -55
3   Nigeria 3 0 3 155 234 -79
Tue Sept. 12 15:15   Russia 84 50   Nigeria
Tue Sept. 12 19:45   United States 119 72   China
Wed Sept. 13 15:15   China 66 86   Russia
Wed Sept. 13 19:45   Nigeria 46 79   United States
Thu Sept. 14 17:30   United States 90 80   Russia
Thu Sept. 14 19:45   Nigeria 59 71   China
Group D (Barueri)
  Team Pts W L PF PA Diff
1   Czech Republic 5 2 1 224 185 +39
2   France 5 2 1 235 204 +31
3   Cuba 5 2 1 204 216 -12
4   Chinese Taipei 3 0 3 210 268 -58
Tue Sept. 12 13:00   France 62 58   Czech Republic
Tue Sept. 12 17:30   Cuba 75 70   Chinese Taipei
Wed Sept. 13 13:00   Chinese Taipei 68 100   France
Wed Sept. 13 17:30   Czech Republic 73 51   Cuba
Thu Sept. 14 13:00   Chinese Taipei 72 93   Czech Republic
Thu Sept. 14 15:15   France 73 78   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 roundEdit

  • 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 12 6 0 431 310 +121
2   Spain 10 4 2 446 384 +62
3   Brazil 10 4 2 482 412 +70
4   Lithuania 9 3 3 342 329 +13
5   Argentina 9 3 3 377 402 -25
6   Canada 7 1 5 344 474 -130
Sat Sept. 16 09:30   Argentina 62 58   Canada
Sat Sept. 16 14:00   Brazil 84 67   Lithuania
Sat Sept. 16 16:15   Australia 72 68   Spain
Sun Sept. 17 09:30   Argentina 47 62   Lithuania
Sun Sept. 17 14:00   Spain 85 57   Canada
Sun Sept. 17 16:15   Australia 82 73   Brazil
Mon Sept. 18 13:00   Lithuania 55 75   Spain
Mon Sept. 18 15:15   Argentina 49 83   Australia
Mon Sept. 18 17:30   Brazil 82 41   Canada
Group F (Barueri)
  Team Pts W L PF PA Diff
1   United States 12 6 0 517 339 +178
2   Czech Republic 10 4 2 438 404 +34
3   Russia 9 3 3 493 446 +47
4   France 9 3 3 414 410 +4
5   China 9 3 3 421 477 -56
6   Cuba 8 2 4 405 475 -70
Sat Sept. 16 11:45   Russia 64 74   France
Sat Sept. 16 14:00   Czech Republic 79 73   China
Sat Sept. 16 16:15   United States 90 50   Cuba
Sun Sept. 17 11:45   Czech Republic 85 83   Russia
Sun Sept. 17 14:00   China 73 70   Cuba
Sun Sept. 17 16:15   United States 76 41   France
Mon Sept. 18 15:15   Russia 96 81   Cuba
Mon Sept. 18 17:30   France 64 66   China
Mon Sept. 18 19:45   United States 63 50   Czech Republic

Knockout Stage (São Paulo)Edit

All times local (UTC -2)

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
September 20, 2006 - 17:30
 
 
  Australia79
 
September 21, 2006 - 15:15
 
  France66
 
  Australia88
 
September 20, 2006 - 15:15
 
  Brazil76
 
  Czech Republic51
 
September 23, 2006 - 14:00
 
  Brazil75
 
  Australia91
 
September 20, 2006 - 13:00
 
  Russia74
 
  Spain56
 
September 21, 2006 - 19:45
 
  Russia60
 
  Russia75
 
September 20, 2006 - 19:45
 
  United States68 Third place
 
  United States 90
 
September 23, 2006 - 9:30
 
  Lithuania56
 
  Brazil59
 
 
  United States99
 

5th through 8th placeEdit

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

9th through 12th placeEdit

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

13th through 16th placeEdit

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

AwardsEdit

 2006 FIBA Women's World Champions 
 
Australia
First title


Most Valuable Player
  Penny Taylor-Gil

Final standingsEdit

# Team W-L
    Australia 9-0
    Russia 5-4
    United States 8-1
4   Brazil 5-4
5   France 5-4
6   Lithuania 4-5
7   Czech Republic 5-4
8   Spain 4-5
9   Argentina 5-3
10   Canada 2-6
11   Cuba 3-5
12   China 3-5
13   South Korea 2-3
14   Chinese Taipei 1-4
15   Senegal 1-4
16   Nigeria 0-5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Opals awarded two for default". Fox sports. 2006-09-13. Retrieved 2006-09-13.

External linksEdit