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2018 FIBA World Championship: D’Tigress drawn in Group B alongside Argentina, two others

Nigeria’s national Women Basketball team, D’Tigress have been drawn alongside Turkey, Argentina and Australia in Group B of the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup billed for Tenerife, Spain.

The draw held at Teatro Leal, San Cristobal de la Laguna in Spain saw the D’Tigress hook up with strong teams for the global women basketball tourney.

The World Cup is scheduled to hold between 22nd and 30th of September, 2018.

The three-time AfroBasket champions’ last outing at the competition was in the 2006 edition where they lost all their group games against China, Russia and United States before suffering another defeat in 15/16th place game against Senegal to finish at the very bottom of the tourney’s rank.

Nigeria secured qualification  qualified for the global women basketball showpiece with their title-winning feat at the 2017 women AfroBasket championship.

The draws outcome:

 

Group A: South Korea, Greece, Canada, France

Group B: Australia, Turkey, Argentina, Nigeria

Group C: Japan, Puerto Rico, Belgium, Spain

Group D: Latvia, USA, Senegal and China

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