1998 FIBA World Championship
for Women
13th FIBA World Championship for Women
Tournament details
Host nationGermany
DatesMay 26 - June 7
Teams16 
(from 5 federations)
Venues
(in 7 host cities)
Champions United States
(6th title)
Tournament leaders
PlayersTeams
Points Brazil Arcain (20.2)  Japan (86.0)
Rebounds Argentina Ferazzoli (11.8)  United States (39.8)
Assists South Korea Chun (6.2)  China (19.3)
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The 1998 FIBA Women's World Championship (German: 1998 FIBA Frauen-Weltmeisterschaft) was hosted by Germany from May 26 to June 7, 1998. The USA won the tournament, defeating Russia 71-65 in the final.

Venues

Competing nations

Group A Group B Group C Group D
 Russia  United States  Australia  Brazil
 Spain  Lithuania  Cuba  Slovakia
 China  Japan  Germany  Hungary
 Argentina  Senegal  DR Congo  South Korea

Squads

Main article: 1998 FIBA World Championship for Women squads

Preliminary round

Group A

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Russia 3 3 0 249 154 +95 6 Advanced to the second round
2  Spain 3 2 1 206 172 +34 5
3  China 3 1 2 203 201 +2 4
4  Argentina 3 0 3 136 267 −131 3 Qualified for the 13–16th place playoff
Source: Results

Group B

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  United States 3 3 0 259 198 +61 6 Advanced to the second round
2  Japan 3 2 1 265 255 +10 5
3  Lithuania 3 1 2 237 243 −6 4
4  Senegal 3 0 3 167 232 −65 3 Qualified for the 13–16th place playoff
Source: Results

Group C

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 3 3 0 279 198 +81 6 Advanced to the second round
2  Cuba 3 2 1 276 237 +39 5
3  Germany (H) 3 1 2 241 219 +22 4
4  DR Congo 3 0 3 142 284 −142 3 Qualified for the 13–16th place playoff
Source: Results
(H) Host.

Group D

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil 3 3 0 224 203 +21 6 Advanced to the second round
2  Slovakia 3 2 1 179 166 +13 5
3  Hungary 3 1 2 193 198 −5 4
4  South Korea 3 0 3 186 215 −29 3 Qualified for the 13–16th place playoff
Source: Results

Second round

Scores and results from the first round shall be carried over to the second round.

Group E

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  United States 5 5 0 427 332 +95 10 Advanced to the quarter-finals
2  Russia 5 4 1 366 346 +20 9
3  Lithuania 5 2 3 345 384 −39 7[a]
4  Spain 5 2 3 370 330 +40 7[a]
5  China 5 1 4 325 377 −52 6[b] Qualified for the 9–12th place playoff
6  Japan 5 1 4 419 483 −64 6[b]
Source: Results
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Lithuania 66–63 Spain
  2. ^ a b China 94–93 Japan

Group F

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 5 5 0 430 353 +77 10 Advanced to the quarter-finals
2  Brazil 5 4 1 389 366 +23 9
3  Cuba 5 3 2 446 433 +13 8
4  Slovakia 5 2 3 308 337 −29 7
5  Germany (H) 5 1 4 358 388 −30 6 Qualified for the 9–12th place playoff
6  Hungary 5 0 5 346 400 −54 5
Source: Results
(H) Host.

Classification stage

13–16th place playoffs

 
Classification Semifinals13th place match
 
      
 
May 30
 
 
 Senegal67
 
May 31
 
 Argentina59
 
 Senegal70
 
May 30
 
 South Korea74
 
 South Korea97
 
 
 DR Congo60
 
15th place match
 
 
May 31
 
 
 Argentina73
 
 
 DR Congo52

9–12th place playoffs

 
Classification SemifinalsNinth place match
 
      
 
June 4
 
 
 China93
 
June 5
 
 Hungary (OT)95
 
 Hungary82
 
June 4
 
 Japan108
 
 Japan88
 
 
 Germany71
 
Eleventh place match
 
 
June 5
 
 
 China60
 
 
 Germany90

Final round

Bracket

  5th place match 5th–8th place semi-finals Quarter-finals Semifinals Final
                                               
     E2   Russia  85  
     F3   Cuba  78  
   F3   Cuba  63        E2   Russia  82  
   E4   Spain  80        F1   Australia  76  
   E4   Spain  54
     F1   Australia  87  
   E4   Spain  70        E2   Russia  65
   E3   Lithuania  59        E1   United States  71
     E3   Lithuania  70  
       F2   Brazil  72  
 E3   Lithuania  66        F2   Brazil  79
  7th place match      F4   Slovakia  58        E1   United States  93     Bronze medal match
   F3   Cuba (OT)  83    E1   United States  89    F1   Australia  72
   F4   Slovakia  81      F4   Slovakia  62      F2   Brazil  67

Quarterfinals

4 June 1998
18:00
Brazil  72–70  Lithuania
Scoring by half: 39–33, 33–37
4 June 1998
20:00
Slovakia  62–89  United States
Scoring by half: 35–41, 27–48
5 June 1998
18:00
Russia  85–78  Cuba
Scoring by half: 47–33, 38–45
5 June 1998
20:00
Spain  54–87  Australia
Scoring by half: 25–48, 29–39

Classification 5th–8th

Final standings

# Team W–L
 United States 9–0
 Russia 7–2
 Australia 8–1
4  Brazil 6–3
5  Spain 5–4
6  Lithuania 4–5
7  Cuba 5–4
8  Slovakia 3–6
9  Japan 4–4
10  Hungary 2–6
11  Germany 3–5
12  China 2–6
13  South Korea 2–3
14  Senegal 1–4
15  Argentina 1–4
16  DR Congo 0–5

Awards

 1998 World Championship Winner 

United States
Sixth title

References