FIBA Women’s World Cup: Team Canada Preview

The FIBA Women’s World Cup starts tonight and it is taking place in Sydney, Australia. The tournament takes place from September 22nd to Oct 1st.

Canada is in Group B which is a tough group to play in because five countries are in the top 10. Australia is the favourite in this group because they are the host country and Lauren Jackson is playing in this tournament. They are also ranked 3rd in the FIBA rankings. Canada is ranked right after them at 4.

Canada also has France who are ranked 6th, Japan who is ranked 8th and Serbia who is ranked 10th. It will not be an easy task trying to advance out of the group stage for Team Canada. They have their work cut out for them.

Team Canada has plenty of experience on the roster. Plenty of Team Canada veterans are on the roster, so they have played together on previous Olympic, FIBA tournaments. They will know how to gel quickly and be able to play against some of the strongest teams in this tournament during the group stage.

Canada tips off group stage play against Serbia at 1 pm local time, which is 11 pm EST/8 pm PST tonight. All games will be available to watch on Rogers Sportsnet.

Serbia is currently ranked 10th in the world, so it won’t be easy for Canada. Yvonne Anderson plays for Serbia. She played for the Connecticut Sun briefly this year. Ivana Raca is also a familiar name as she played for Wake Forest.

Although it will not be easy, Team Canada should be able to handle Serbia and get a close win because Team Canada has plenty of great forwards and guards on the roster. Players like Natalie Achonwa, Kayla Alexander, Kia Nurse, Bridget Carleton and Nirra Fields. They will be able to combine their veteran experience and get Canada it’s first win in group stage play.


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