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    2018 World Cup will be held Sept. 22-30 in Tenerife, Spain.

    Preliminary round groups draw:

    Gr. A - Canada, France, Greece, South Korea

    Gr. B - Argentina, Australia, Nigeria, Turkey

    Gr. C - Belgium, Japan, Puerto Rico, Spain

    Gr. D - China, Latvia, Senegal, USA

    The top teams from each group will directly advance to QF, the 2nd and 3rd teams from each group will battle for the remaining four spots.

    The 2018 WC winner will autonmatically qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    Canada with easy wins over Turkey in Edmonton, 78-45 and 73-46. Third exhibition game cancelled due to visitors injuries/illness.
    Both teams not with their strongest rosters.

    http://basketball.ca/en/news-article...with-big-victo
    http://basketball.ca/en/news-article/slug-chn14g

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    US NT pool is now 34 players with the addition of Jasmine Thomas (Connecticut Sun). Training camp set to open Sept 3, with three exhibition games to follow (intrasquad on 9/5, Canada 9/8 and Japan 9/10).
    https://www.usab.com/news-events/new...-schedule.aspx

    Several selected players could still be unavailable in that period if engaged in WNBA playoffs (to start Aug 21).

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    In recent exhibitions, Spain prevailed 65-62 over Australia, who rested Liz Cambage and fielded just eight players, while Turkey clearly beat Nigeria 89-51 in Instanbul.
    Australia had to deal with some injured players, including starter's Leilani Mitchell, to be replaced by Seattle Storms Sami Whitcomb.

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    Japan has no center or any player that can remotely be considered a post player; no Ramu Tokashiki (injured), no Asako O (retired), no Yuka Mamiya/Osaki (pregnant). Yoshida seems to have also retired from the NT. They should beat enough teams to make the top 8, but medaling will be difficult when you have no player over 184cm. (As comparison China's average height is 187cm.)

    How many of Nigeria's players are Americans of Nigerian descent?
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    Senegal beat Latvia! When was the last time a European team lost to an African team in a major tournament?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinobball View Post
    How many of Nigeria's players are Americans of Nigerian descent?
    I think five or six players were born in the US.

    Senegal over Latvia is not only the first time an African team has beaten a European team at a major tournament, but also the first time an African team has won a group stage game at a major tournament.

    Record of African teams at Olympics and WC:

    2016 Olympics: Senegal 0-5
    2012 Olympics: Angola 0-5
    2008 Olympics: Mali 0-5
    2004 Olympics: Nigeria 1-5 (beat Korea in 11th place game)
    2000 Olympics: Senegal 0-6
    1996 Olympics: DR Congo 0-7

    2014 WC: Mozambique 0-3, Angola 0-3
    2010 WC: Mali 1-4, Senegal 0-5 (Mali beat Senegal in 15th place game)
    2006 WC: Senegal 1-4, Nigeria 0-5 (Senegal beat Nigeria in 15th place game)
    2002 WC: Senegal 1-4, Tunisia 0-5 (Senegal beat Tunisia in 15th place game)
    1998 WC: Senegal 1-4, DR Congo 0-5 (Senegal beat Argentina in 13th-16th place semifinal)
    1994 WC: Kenya 0-8
    1990 WC: Senegal 2-6, DR Congo 1-7 (Senegal beat DR Congo and both teams beat Malaysia)
    1983 WC: DR Congo 0-7
    1979 WC: Senegal 0-6
    1975 WC: Senegal 0-7
    1971 WC: Madagascar(!) 0-8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    Delle Donne only played three minutes today, hopefully she hasn't aggravated her knee injury. Griner still out with a sprained ankle and they could really use her protecting the rim since this is a poor defensive team. US guards haven't been great at either end of the court.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
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    Nigeria makes it 2 out of 2 for the African teams by beating Turkey. Turkey had had beaten them 89-51 last week.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGX View Post
    Nigeria makes it 2 out of 2 for the African teams by beating Turkey. Turkey had had beaten them 89-51 last week.
    All respect to Nigeria, this lost totally writes to Turkish coach Ekrem Memnun. He didn't do anything when the momentum changed on 2nd quarter. We were leading by 12pts and Nigeria made full court pressure, Turkey made 3 consecutive TOs. On time out he just said, give your full concentration. No substitution, no plans, nothing. After that similar thing happened on third quarter, when Nigeria had 17-0 run. 2 time outs and similar conversations. Heads up girls bla bla... I didn't see him using his tactic board at all...
    This might be his style, he knows the players but only psychological treatment can't help.
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    Africa Day!

    As for the the US connections this is the situation of Nigerian team, afaik:

    #7 Sarah Ogoke, US-born, Sou. Poly State 2014;
    #9 Aisha Mohammed, Nigeria-born, Virginia 2009;
    #10 Promise Amukamara, US-born, Arizona State 2015;
    #11 Adoaora Elonu, US-born, Texas A&M 2012;
    #12 Elo Edeferioka, Nigeria-born, Georgia Tech 2018;
    #13 Evelyn Akhator, Nigeria-born, Kentucky 2017;
    #21 Atonye Nyingifa, US-born, UCLA 2014;
    #23 Ezinne Kalu, US-born, Savannah State 2015;
    #24 Sarah Imovbioh, Nigeria-born, South Carolina 2016;
    #30 Cecilia Okoye, US-born, McNeese State 2014.

    All have double citizenship status except Edeferioka, Akhator and Imovbioh (Nigerian-only).

    Senegal's Yacine Diop is a RS Senior at Louisville after three years at Pittsburgh (2014-17).
    https://gocards.com/news/2018/5/9/wo...-campaign.aspx
    Additionally, Khady Dieng is Auburn grad 2017.

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    I'm quite surprised how Africa won 2 group games today and 0 games from 1971-2017. Incredible

    Nigeria is basically the African version of Philippines, but at least they all look Nigerian.

    Is Senegal unable to get any French-born players to play for them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinobball View Post
    I'm quite surprised how Africa won 2 group games today and 0 games from 1971-2017. Incredible

    Nigeria is basically the African version of Philippines, but at least they all look Nigerian.

    Is Senegal unable to get any French-born players to play for them?
    Senegal team only has one French-born player, Bintou Dieme. Not sure if there are many more to be picked from France. Instead, Astou Ndour (Spain's F/C) is Senegalese-born but transferred to Canary Islands when she was 14 and is a "naturalized" player.
    Senegal has two other members I didn't mention from US colleges, i.e. Oumoul Thiam and Aminata Fall, both from So. Nazarene, NCAA 2. Fall hasn't played in the tournament so far.

    https://www.afrobasket.com/Senegal/b...am.asp?women=1

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    Africa goes from 0 wins in the world cup, to both teams qualified for the second round.

    Bracket is almost set. Canada vs. France is the big one. Winner goes to the round of 8, and gets to avoid the US until the final.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dtown View Post
    Africa goes from 0 wins in the world cup, to both teams qualified for the second round.

    Bracket is almost set. Canada vs. France is the big one. Winner goes to the round of 8, and gets to avoid the US until the final.
    US looks vulnerable though. But they get to avoid Canada and Australia until the final.

    China has never beaten Japan "A" in an official game since 2011 (0-5 record or something). But just last week they finally beat Japan in a tuneup game. The 19-year-old giant Han Xu may just be the difference, especially defensively. Kid (hasn't played professionally) has some bad habits and poor endurance but is incredibly gifted.
    Last edited by sinobball; 09-25-2018 at 11:44 PM.
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    Suddenly the bracket looks very favorable for the US. Defense and injuries still an issue but if they keep scoring 100 points it won't matter. Griner looked good.

    Great to see breakthrough wins for Canada and Belgium, hopefully they can duplicate them in the quarterfinals.

    Why is Fujioka playing such limited minutes for Japan? I thought she was their top player in the Asian championships.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
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    China and Japan both shooting close to 60% from the 3, WTF? This may be the highest scoring game of the tournament.

    Why is the Chinese coach still playing Sun Mengran this much? Sun is a good player in certain situations (vs. most European teams for example), but she has already showed 4 times that she is worthless vs. Japan.
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    Nigeria and Greece at halftime 31-26 Nigeria. Getting 2012 flashbacks...

    Yep 2012 flashbacks, Nigeria wins by 1 and goes on to play the USA.
    Last edited by Dtown; 09-26-2018 at 02:55 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dtown View Post
    Nigeria and Greece at halftime 31-26 Nigeria. Getting 2012 flashbacks...

    Yep 2012 flashbacks, Nigeria wins by 1 and goes on to play the USA.
    That will always be the greatest game in the history of this board.

    Spain very shaky against Senegal before pulling away in the fourth quarter.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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