Australian Gems ready for 2023 FIBA U19 Women's World Cup
With a team full of rising stars, the Gems are set to provide Australian basketball fans a glimpse into the future at the U19 World Cup.
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The Australian Gems are set to take on the world with the 2023 FIBA U19 Women’s World Cup tipping off in Madrid, Spain tomorrow.
While the Gems —ranked number three in the world— are well-placed to compete against the best teams in the world, courtesy of boasting a squad full of young stars, it certainly won’t be easy as Australia is in one of the toughest groups (Group A) of the tournament.
It all starts with a tantalising matchup against host nation Spain, who are ranked fourth in the world, on Sunday (4:15am AEST). The challenges then keep coming for Australia, with games against Argentina (26th in the world) and France (second in the world) on Monday and Wednesday, respectively.
In the lead-up to the tournament, Australia has played warmup games against top tier teams, preparing themselves for what’s to come. Impressive wins against Canada and USA showcased what the Gems are capable of, particularly in the comeback win over USA.
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