FIBA U19 World Championship for Women draw
By winning the bronze medal during the 2010 edition of the FIBA Europe U18 European Championship Women Division A France qualified
for the 2011 U19 FIBA World Championship for Women
The top 5 nations from Europe are joined by 11 other nations from the world for the youth international basketball festival in Chile. The men's tournament will be hosted by Latvia.
This tournament is open to all players born on or after 1st January 1992.
The USA defended their title during the last edition of the 2009 World Championship for Women in Thailand while France finished in seventh place.
The USA will start the competition in Group B while France are in Group C with the hosts Chile.
There are four groups in total and the top three teams of each group will qualify for the second round.
On the other hand the bottom teams will play in the 13th to 16th place classification round.
The other 12 remaining teams will be split into two groups, E and F, with the top four teams of each group qualifying for the quarter-finals.
Afterwards it will be a knock-out competition with the finals taking place on 31 July 2011.
The preliminary groups are as follows:
Group A: Canada, P.R. of China, Egypt, Italy
Group B: Argentina, Japan, Russia, USA
Group C: Australia, Chile, France, Nigeria
Group D: Brazil, Taiwan, Slovenia, Spain
The matches will be played in Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas.
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Date created: 21 March 2011