The world’s best women basketballers will converge on Sydney for the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022. Taking place from 22 September to 1 October, the World Cup will see 12 powerhouse nations battle it out across 38 games at Sydney Olympic Park.
Here are some games and tickets to look out for:
Opening Day Action
Thursday, 22 September at Sydney SuperDome
Immerse yourself in the World Cup spirit on the first day of competition with a Sydney SuperDome Day Pass. You’ll get access to four games that will set the tone for the days to follow.
Expect sparks to fly when world No. 1 USA take on Europe’s top-ranked team, Belgium. See stars of the WNBA and EuroLeague don their country’s colours in a fierce opening round clash before top-tier Asian teams Korea and China face-off in their first game.
An official Opening Ceremony will be held prior to the final game of the evening, where home-town heroes Australia take on Olympic bronze medallists France.
11:30am USA – Belgium
2:00pm Japan – Nigeria
5:30pm Korea – China
8:30pm Australia – France
Sunday, 25 September at Sydney SuperDome
Close your eyes and imagine the scene…. A big crowd, the noise, the passion and intensity of host nation Australia going up against Serbia, having lost to their rivals in a feisty contest during their Qualifying Tournament match-up on Serbia’s home turf.
The tables will be turned this time, and it’s the Opals’ chance for revenge on their terms. Get behind them! Your ticket also includes entry to see Olympic silver medallists Japan take on Canada.
6:00pm Australia – Serbia
8:30pm Japan – Canada
School Holiday Fun
Monday, 26 September at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre
Tip-off week one of the school holidays with tickets to see one of the most entertaining sports in the world. For $15 (children or concession) and $30 (adults), you’ll get great seats to two games of basketball featuring Olympic medallists and international champions.
You’ll see EuroBasket winners, Serbia, take on Afrobasket title holders, Nigeria, in the opening game, before watching France seek their revenge on Japan, who knocked them out of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic semi-finals on their journey towards a silver medal.
1:30pm Serbia – Nigeria
4:00pm France – Japan
The Best of the Best
Saturday, 1 October at Sydney SuperDome
You can’t look past the final day of action, where one ticket will get you access to both the Third Place Game AND the battle for the ultimate prize, the coveted FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup trophy.
1:00pm Third Place Game