The FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018 will start in Tenerife, Spain on Saturday. A total of 16 teams in four groups will compete in the tournament which will end on Sept. 30.
The group leaders will directly qualify for the quarterfinals, while second and third teams will play an elimination match to advance. The U.S. has the most titles with nine and they are chasing their third in a row and fifth in the last six World Cups.
Australia was the last nation other than the U.S. to finish on top when they took the title in 2006. Belgium, Latvia and Puerto Rico will play for the first time at the event. In Group B, Turkey will play against Argentina, while Australia will face Nigeria on the first day of the tournament - Saturday.
The groups are as follows:
Group A: South Korea, Greece, Canada, France
Group B: Turkey, Australia, Argentina, Nigeria
Group C: Japan, Puerto Rico, Belgium, Spain
Group D: U.S., Senegal, China, Latvia