FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup

The FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup, also known as the Basketball World Cup for Women or simply the FIBA Women's World Cup, is an international basketball tournament for women's national teams held quadrennially. It was created by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). Its inaugural game was in 1953 in Chile, three years after the first men's World Championship. For most of its early history, it was not held in the same year as the men's championship, and was not granted a consistent quadrennial cycle until 1967. After the 1983 event, FIBA changed the scheduling so that the women's tournament would be held in even-numbered non-Olympic years, a change that had come to the men's tournament in 1970.

FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup
Current season, competition or edition:
2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup
SportBasketball
Founded1953; 68 years ago (1953)
Inaugural season1953
No. of teams12
CountryFIBA member nations
ContinentFIBA (International)
Most recent
champion(s)
 United States
(10th title)
Most titles United States
(10 titles)

Formerly known as the FIBA World Championship for Women, the name changed shortly after its 2014 edition.[1] From 1986 through 2014, the tournament was held in the same year as the men's FIBA Basketball World Cup, though in different countries. After the 2014 editions of both championships, the men's event was rescheduled on a new four-year cycle (the latest in 2019) to avoid conflict with the men's FIFA World Cup, but the Women's World Cup remains on the same four-year cycle, with editions held in the same years as the men's FIFA World Cup and the finals tournament played a few months after it.[2] The next FIBA Women's World Cup will be held in 2022 in Australia.