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Latvian women's basketball team drawn into same group as U.S., China and Senegal

BC, Riga, 07.02.2018.Print version

The Latvian national women's basketball team has been drawn into the same group as the United States, China and Senegal at this year's FIBA World Cup, according to the draw, informs LETA.


Latvia has been drawn into Group D.


Meanwhile, Group A consists of France, Greece, Canada and South Korea, Group is made up of Australia, Turkey, Argentina and Nigeria, while Group C is made up of hosts Spain, Belgium, Japan and Puerto RicoThe 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball Club will be played in the Canary Islands from September 22 to 30.


The winners of each of the four groups will automatically qualify for the tournament's quarterfinals, while the teams placed second and third will advance to a playoff round.


This will be the World Cup debut for Latvia, as well as Belgium and Puerto Rico.


The Latvian women's basketball team last qualified for a major international tournament in 2008 when it competed at the Beijing Olympics.


Latvia earned a place at this year's FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup after finishing in sixth place at last year's European Women's Basketball Championships.





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