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National team appearances in the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup

The article currently lists the first appearances of the 55 national teams that have made at least one appearance in the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup, formerly known as the FIBA World Championship for Women, through the 2018 edition.


Debut of national teamsEdit

Year Debutants
1953   Argentina,   Brazil,   Chile,   Cuba,   France,   Mexico,   Paraguay,   Peru,    Switzerland,   United States
1957   Australia,   Czechoslovakia,   Hungary,   Soviet Union
1959   Bulgaria,   North Korea,   Poland,   Romania,   Yugoslavia
1964   Japan,   South Korea
1967   East Germany,   Italy
1971   Canada,   Ecuador,   Madagascar
1975   Colombia,   Senegal
1979   Bolivia,   Malaysia,   Netherlands
1983   China,   Zaire
1986   Chinese Taipei
1990 -
1994   Kenya,   New Zealand,   Slovakia,   Spain
1998   Germany,   Lithuania,   Russia
2002   Serbia,   Tunisia
2006   Czech Republic,   Nigeria
2010   Belarus,   Greece,   Mali
2014   Angola,   Mozambique,   Turkey
2018   Belgium,   Latvia,   Puerto Rico
2022 TBD

Comprehensive team resultsEdit

Team  
1953
 
1957
 
1959
 
1964
 
1967
 
1971
 
1975
 
1979
 
1983
 
1986
 
1990
 
1994
 
1998
 
2002
 
2006
 
2010
 
2014
 
2018
 
2022
Total
  Angola 16th 1
  Argentina 6th 9th 13th 11th 15th 10th 9th 14th 15th 9
  Australia 10th 10th 9th 10th 4th 11th 9th 6th 4th 3rd 3rd 1st 5th 3rd 2nd 15
  Belarus 4th 10th 2
  Belgium 4th 1
  Bolivia 10th 1
  Brazil 4th 4th 5th 8th 3rd 12th 9th 5th 11th 10th 1st 4th 7th 4th 9th 11th 16
  Bulgaria 2nd 3rd 7th 6th 7th 8th 7
  Canada 10th 11th 3rd 9th 3rd 7th 7th 10th 12th 5th 7th 11
  Chile 2nd 7th 11th 3
  China 3rd 5th 9th 2nd 12th 6th 12th 13th 6th 6th 10
  Chinese Taipei 12th 14th 14th 14th 4
  Colombia 7th 1
  DR Congo 14th 15th 16th 3
  Cuba 10th 12th 7th 10th 6th 3rd 6th 7th 9th 11th 12th 11
  Czech Republic 7th 2nd 9th 3
  Czechoslovakia 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 4th 4th 8
  East Germany 4th 1
  Ecuador 12th 1
  France 3rd 10th 6th 7th 9th 8th 5th 6th 7th 5th 10
  Germany 11th 1
  Greece 11th 11th 2
  Hungary 5th 7th 9th 8th 10th 5
  Italy 9th 4th 5th 13th 11th 5
  Japan 9th 5th 5th 2nd 6th 12th 12th 12th 9th 13th 10th 14th 9th 13
  Kenya 16th 1
  Latvia 13th 1
  Lithuania 6th 11th 6th 3
  Madagascar 13th 1
  Malaysia 11th 16th 2
  Mali 15th 1
  Mexico 8th 8th 6th 3
  Mozambique 15th 1
  Netherlands 8th 1
  New Zealand 15th 1
  Nigeria 16th 8th 2
  North Korea 8th 1
  Paraguay 5th 6th 12th 3
  Peru 7th 11th 7th 13th 4
  Poland 5th 7th 13th 3
  Puerto Rico 16th 1
  Romania 6th 1
  Russia 2nd 2nd 2nd 7th Q 4
  Senegal 13th 12th 14th 14th 15th 15th 16th 12th 8
  Serbia 12th 8th 2
  Slovakia 5th 8th 2
  South Korea 8th 2nd 4th 5th 2nd 4th 10th 11th 10th 13th 4th 13th 8th 13th 14th 15
  Soviet Union 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 5th 9
  Spain 8th 5th 5th 8th 3rd 2nd 3rd 7
   Switzerland 9th 1
  Tunisia 16th 1
  Turkey 4th 10th 2
  United States 1st 1st 4th 11th 8th 8th 1st 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 17
  Yugoslavia 4th 6th 6th 8th 2nd 5

Ranking of teams by number of appearancesEdit

Team App Record
streak
Active
streak
Debut Most recent Best result (* hosts)
  United States 17 15 15 1953 2018 Champions (1953, 1957, 1979, 1986, 1990, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014, 2018)
  Brazil 16 14 0 1953 2014 Champions (1994)
  Australia 15 14 14 1957 2018 Champions (2006)
  South Korea 15 15 15 1964 2018 Runners-up (1967, 1979*)
  Japan 13 6 3 1964 2018 Runners-up (1975)
  Cuba 11 7 0 1953 2014 Third place (1990)
  Canada 11 7 4 1971 2018 Third place (1979, 1986)
  France 10 5 5 1953 2018 Third place (1953)
  China 10 10 10 1983 2018 Runners-up (1994)
  Soviet Union 9 6 -- 1957 1990 Champions (1959*, 1964, 1967, 1971, 1975, 1983)
  Argentina 9 4 1 1953 2018 6th (1953)
  Czechoslovakia 8 6 -- 1957 1990 Runners-up (1964, 1971)
  Senegal 8 4 1 1975 2018 12th (1979, 2018)
  Spain 7 7 7 1994 2018 Runners-up (2014)
  Bulgaria 6 3 0 1959 1990 Runners-up (1959)
  Yugoslavia 5 3 -- 1959 1990 Runners-up (1990)
  Italy 5 2 0 1967 1994 Fourth place (1975)
  Hungary 5 2 0 1957 1998 5th (1957)
  Peru 4 2 0 1953 1983 7th (1953, 1964*)
  Chinese Taipei 4 2 0 1986 2006 12th (1986)
  Russia 4 4 0 1998 2010 Runners-up (1998, 2002, 2006)
  Chile 3 2 0 1953 1964 Runners-up (1953*)
  Paraguay 3 2 0 1953 1964 5th (1953)
  Mexico 3 2 0 1953 1975 6th (1979)
  Poland 3 1 0 1959 1994 5th (1959)
  DR Congo 3 1 0 1983 1998 14th (1983)
  Lithuania 3 3 0 1998 2006 6th (1998, 2006)
  Czech Republic 3 3 0 2006 2014 Runners-up (2010*)
  Malaysia 2 1 0 1979 1990 11th (1979)
  Slovakia 2 2 0 1994 1998 5th (1994)
  Serbia 2 1 0 2002 2014 8th (2014)
  Belarus 2 2 0 2010 2014 Fourth place (2010)
  Nigeria 2 1 1 2006 2018 8th (2018)
  Greece 2 1 1 2010 2018 11th (2010, 2018)
  Turkey 2 2 2 2014 2018 Fourth place (2014*)
   Switzerland 1 1 0 1953 1953 9th (1953)
  North Korea 1 1 0 1959 1959 8th (1959)
  Romania 1 1 0 1959 1959 6th (1959)
  East Germany 1 1 -- 1967 1967 Fourth place (1967)
  Ecuador 1 1 0 1971 1971 12th (1971*)
  Madagascar 1 1 0 1971 1971 13th (1971)
  Colombia 1 1 0 1975 1975 7th (1975*)
  Bolivia 1 1 0 1979 1979 10th (1979)
  Netherlands 1 1 0 1979 1979 8th (1979)
  Kenya 1 1 0 1994 1994 16th (1994)
  New Zealand 1 1 0 1994 1994 15th (1994)
  Germany 1 1 0 1998 1998 11th (1998)
  Tunisia 1 1 0 2002 2002 16th (2002)
  Mali 1 1 0 2010 2010 15th (2010)
  Angola 1 1 0 2014 2014 16th (2014)
  Mozambique 1 1 0 2014 2014 15th (2014)
  Belgium 1 1 1 2018 2018 Fourth place (2018)
  Latvia 1 1 1 2018 2018 13th (2018)
  Puerto Rico 1 1 1 2018 2018 16th (2018)

Overall won/lost records from 1953 to 2018Edit

Team App Played Won Lost %
  United States 17 130 109 21 .838
  Australia 15 112 70 42 .625
  Soviet Union 9 73 69 4 .945
  Brazil 16 115 61 54 .530
  South Korea 15 106 55 51 .519
  Czechoslovakia 8 63 45 18 .714
  France 10 80 42 38 .525
  Canada 11 82 41 41 .500
  China 10 77 40 37 .519
  Cuba 11 82 35 47 .427
  Spain 7 57 35 22 .614
  Japan 13 91 34 57 .374
  Bulgaria 6 46 28 18 .609
  Russia 4 36 26 10 .722
  Argentina 9 61 19 42 .311
  Italy 5 37 19 18 .514
  Yugoslavia 5 40 18 22 .450
  Hungary 5 38 14 24 .368
  Czech Republic 3 22 13 9 .591
  Poland 3 24 12 12 .500
  Lithuania 3 26 11 15 .423
  Mexico 3 20 10 10 .500
  Chile 3 23 9 14 .391
  Slovakia 2 17 9 8 .529
  Paraguay 3 25 8 17 .320
  Senegal 8 45 6 39 .133
  Belarus 2 13 6 7 .462
  Peru 4 26 5 21 .192
  Serbia 2 15 5 10 .333
  Turkey 2 10 5 5 .500
  Chinese Taipei 4 25 4 21 .160
  Greece 2 12 4 8 .333
  East Germany 1 7 4 3 .571
  Netherlands 1 6 4 2 .667
  Nigeria 2 12 3 9 .250
  Germany 1 8 3 5 .375
  Belgium 1 6 3 3 .500
  Romania 1 7 2 5 .286
  Bolivia 1 6 2 4 .333
  DR Congo 3 20 1 19 .050
  Malaysia 2 14 1 13 .071
  Ecuador 1 8 1 7 .125
  New Zealand 1 8 1 7 .125
  Mali 1 5 1 4 .200
   Switzerland 1 5 1 4 .200
  Kenya 1 8 0 8 .000
  Madagascar 1 8 0 8 .000
  North Korea 1 7 0 7 .000
  Colombia 1 6 0 6 .000
  Tunisia 1 5 0 5 .000
  Angola 1 3 0 3 .000
  Latvia 1 3 0 3 .000
  Mozambique 1 3 0 3 .000
  Puerto Rico 1 3 0 3 .000


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